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Going to a museum will help children take an interest in things, and encouraging them to be collectors themselves will boost decision-making and confidence, writes Penny Tassoni

Activities that use computational thinking, such as giving a robot very simple instructions, teach problem-solving and encourages children to take a creative approach to technology. By Marc Faulder

With the right clothing, rainy days are an opportunity. By Julie Mountain

Children enjoy helping adults assemble furniture and equipment, and such construction projects have many benefits, writes Penny Tassoni

People and communities are the subject of the last part of our series on resourcing for Understanding the World. By Nicole Weinstein

How to give your children a sense of time. Juliet Robertson begins a new series

Computational thinking can take place in the kitchen, when sequencing stories, in experimenting with floating and sinking objects, and even when playing with toy cars, explains Marc Faulder

An educational adventure along the Grand Union Canal in London saw children design, build and launch a narrow boat. By Rosie Potter

Pattern-spotting and decomposition are two of the six fundamental skills required for computational thinking. Marc Faulder examines how they best fit with what is already practised in the early years

What are the best ways to encourage children’s inherent interest in nature? Penny Tassoni offers some tips for autumn and beyond