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Children in London learned how to make bricks and much more while creating a community wall, writes Rosie Potter
‘My Primary School is at the Museum’ is giving children the chance to learn in a uniquely enriching environment, finds Marianne Sargent
A project involving British and international nurseries is focusing on getting young children to engage with their local communities. Marianne Sargent finds out how it is taking shape.
Use first-hand experiences and location resources for learning about environments, says Nicole Weinstein.
A 'playful' project has won an award for its success making scientific ideas accessible to children and families, writes Olivia McCrea-Hedley.
A group of children in West London has gone from small beginnings at nursery to transforming front gardens on their road into fertile food-growing sites. Artist-in-residence Rosie Potter explains.
The focus of this area of learning is now on understanding people and communities, the natural and built environment, and everyday objects with functions created by technology.
Using simple tools with simple rules will reward children with a wealth of learning and skills development, says early years consultant Linda Pound.
In our National Strategies series Dr Andrew Lockett, Early Years Regional Adviser (NE), Anne Lamb, Early Years Senior Regional Adviser (EE M) and Jan Lepley, Senior Adviser, reflect on the importance of being outside.
Whether they are fashioned from hedgerows or built for purpose from tents and playhouses, dens should be personal retreats for children and places that inspire their imagination and learning, says Diana Lawton.
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