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The importance of outdoor play to development is well documented. Julie Mountain explains how to get right both attitude and resources.
Meeting the play needs of babies and toddlers helps them explore the world, writes Jean Evans.
Getting children to work creatively with messy materials can assist with the development of descriptive language, explains Anne O'Connor.
The baby room environment can play a key role in helping babies to communicate. Nicole Weinstein explains how to balance interactive resources with quiet space.
The great outdoors naturally encourages exuberance and noise - but how can you harness this to help children communicate? Anne O'Connor explains.
Creating a rich communication environment is vital for language development, says Nancy Stewart.
Resources originally designed to support special educational needs can be beneficial for all young children, says Anne O'Connor.
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.
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