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In the final part of her series on the London Borough of Newham and Early Education’s 20-provider-strong Outdoors and Active programme, Julie Mountain rounds up some of the key lessons learnt

In the third part of her series on Newham’s Outdoors and Active programme, Julie Mountain finds out how it has involved parents and carers to create a family culture of movement and physicality

Dance is an important part of the ‘Expressive arts and design’ area of the curriculum, so all settings should give it a go, reports Nicole Weinstein, who also pinpoints some useful resources

In the first of a four-part series on Newham’s project exploring movement in twos and threes, Julie Mountain introduces its key aims and methods

Babies and toddlers aren’t just dropping objects for the fun of it, Penny Tassoni explains

From a zip wire to sledging, one setting in Scotland is uniquely adventurous. By Marianne Sargent

All young children enjoy swings, which is handy because they aid development. By Penny Tassoni

Anne O’Connor explores the link between movement and well-being

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