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Understanding how children's capacity for empathy is obstructed can shed light on why they may become bullies
By Melanie Peter, lecturer in early childhood studies at Suffolk College, and freelance consultant and author on arts education and special needs First act
Sitting comfortably? * The importance of storytelling and how to organise storytime
Children love switches and buttons and can usually pick up how to work a video recorder at home pretty quickly. In the nursery, the purpose of introducing children to a wide range of mechanical toys, tape recorders and computers is to give them the basis...
By Anne O'Connor, who is an early years specialist and has held posts including co-ordinator of an early years unit, deputy head and associate trainer for a local authority Let's pretend
Dealing with children's anxieties so they can move on into maturity requires tact and understanding by adults
Eczema is perhaps the most common skin complaint. It is especially common in young children. It is a rash or irritation of the skin caused by a genetic predisposition and exposure to substances in the environment to which the child is sensitive. These...
Young children have an innate appreciation of music, so it's easy to build on their enthusiasm. Our special eight-page pull-out looks at ways to develop musical awareness through voice, instruments, dance and pre-recorded music Sound it out
Children need adults to set boundaries in order to feel secure and have a measure for their independence
Listen in * The importance of consulting with children - By Peter Moss, professor of early childhood provision at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London