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Penny Tassoni has plenty of activities with shapes and sizes to try at home

Teaching the concepts of shape and size requires the right vocabulary, but incorporating everyday tasks, jigsaw puzzles and construction is equally important - and ideal at home, says Penny Tassoni

Learning to read different behaviours can help us better support children, says Kay Mathieson.

Christmas is a special occasion - but it can come a little too early in some nursery settings, argues Working Mum.

Mealtimes can present a number of challenges for both practitioners and parents. Penny Tassoni looks at the key issues and suggests some ways of addressing them.

Child psychoanalyst Susan Isaacs had another, lesser-known role: as an agony aunt. Caroline Vollans makes the case for considering her advice in the context of modern practice

Penny Tassoni shows how routine mealtimes can be a rich source of learning

In the second of her series on child behaviour and its links to the new SEND code of practice, Kay Mathieson looks at working with parents.

Handing over dietary control to a nursery may save you time, but it is a concern if the food isn't healthy, says Working Mum.

Singing is a powerful form of communication, and one that both practitioners and parents of all musical abilities should be encouraged to use with the children in their care. Penny Tassoni explains