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It's all around us, but how do children explore something as invisible as the air? The final part of our elements series offers ideas from Gail Ryder Richardson Air is an invisible force that has an unpredictable nature. In the eyes of young children it takes on an almost magical quality when it swirls autumn leaves, whips their hair around their faces, bends branches, lifts kites and flips umbrellas inside out.
It's all around us, but how do children explore something as invisible as the air? The final part of our elements series offers ideas from Gail Ryder Richardson
On behalf of our readers, staff in nurseries, schools and out-of-school clubs around the country have put a wide range of products through their paces to assess their value in the workplace, and given each item a star rating UNDER-THREES
Is it fair or accurate to say that a particular child has a high IQ? Penny Tassoni takes a look at varying concepts of intelligence
Is it fair or accurate to say that a particular child has a high IQ? Penny Tassoni takes a look at varying concepts of intelligence A parent anxiously goes up to an early years practitioner during an open afternoon. She is desperate for information. Not about what her three-year-old has been doing, his friends or favourite games, but about his intelligence. She wants to find out whether or not he is likely to pass the school entrance test when he is 11.
There's a fascinating world you can find in the classroom and in the children's imaginations, with the help of these activities and resources outlined by Helen Shelbourne A summer project on jungles provides many exciting and creative opportunities to explore a habitat very different from our own.
Children at Carey Days Nursery at The Mount in Nottingham have given their role-play area a spring clean by creating their very own launderette. We wanted to try something different and came up with the idea of having a launderette. The project started with a discussion on how and why we have to wash clothes - for example, when children have accidents with food or paint.
Each child has their own temperament but they deserve support when they act out of character, says Jennie Lindon There is good reason to believe that babies are born with personal dispositions that shape how they respond to their experiences. Some babies...