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Extending ways to build children's physical strength with a range of interesting resources and activities is easy - and vital, says Julie Mountain.

Providing opportunities for active outdoor play significantly increases children's agility and it need not be expensive, says Julie Mountain.

To create a communication rich environment for their charges, Norland Nursery staff studied their own communication patterns. By Clare Crowther

In promoting PSED, Norland Nursery chose to focus on the elements in isolation as well as how they weave together. Clare Crowther explains.

Resources originally designed to support special educational needs can be beneficial for all young children, says Anne O'Connor.

The benefits of providing risky activities to children and keeping their parents on board are explained by Sylvie Gambell and Ben Hasan.

Enclosed spaces can foster friendship and heighten young children's concentration and involvement in their play, says Annette Rawstrone.

Children progress by facing challenges, and good practitioners have a sense of when to step in and when to hold back. Jennie Lindon advises.

Settings need to reflect personal, social and emotional development in the fabric of their environment.

The whole learning environment in which young children spend their time needs to offer quality language provision, says Helen Moylett.