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Physical skills and fine motor control are declining among some school-starters, so what better time to stock up on products that aid the development of these abilities, says Marianne Sargent

Encouraging children to use their bodies in any way they want stimulates their physical and brain development and has a noticeable beneficial effect on behaviour, writes Annette Rawstrone

With more two-year-olds heading for a school-based setting, Julia Manning-Morton offers some starting points for effectively meeting this age group’s needs

Being outdoors provides children with developmental benefits that cannot be replicated indoors. Kathryn Solly reveals how to get it right

Outdoor play space is being cut to make room for more childcare spaces, early years experts warn.

The freedom to explore certain types of movement is vital for both physical and mental development.Carol Archer and Professor Iram Siraj explain.

The benefits of 'tummy time' are well documented, but many babies spend too little time playing in this way. Andrea Vaughan explains how her setting has been working to increase parent awareness.

The importance placed on children's physical health is very much shaped by a society's wider priorities. Dr Lala Manners compare approaches in different countries around the globe.

This year's Nursery World Show brings you a host of different events and opportunities including masterclasses from former children's laureate Michael Rosen and early years experts...

Settings based on outdoor learning are growing in popularity - and providing focused, creative provision inspired by their individual environments. Nicole Weinstein takes a look at some of the different approaches on offer around the UK and the benefits for children.