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Use this colourful season to introduce children to a changing environment and encourage physical development, suggests Marianne Sargent.
In the second of a two-part series on developing fine motor control, Nicole Weinstein looks at resources for children aged three to five years.
Rhythm is a critical area for both communication and physical skills development, so how can practitioners ensure children's learning is supported? Lala Manners reports.
Outdoor environments can offer good opportunities for children to build and develop hand-eye co-ordination, if the right interventions are made. Julie Mountain considers the best approaches.
An understanding of fine motor skills and how they affect children's development can help you to provide the best type of resources and support. Penny Tassoni offers expert insight.
Enabling children to experience joy can help support learning and reduce stress and anxiety.Linda Pound offers some insight into the steps practitioners can take to embrace this approachPhotographs at Lincolnshire Montessori, Guzelian; Clovercourt, Justin Thomas; and Mains Farm, North News.
The development of gross motor skills manifests itself in many forms, but how can we best support children's physical learning? Early years consultant Penny Tassoni offers some expert insight
Extending ways to build children's physical strength with a range of interesting resources and activities is easy - and vital, says Julie Mountain.
Many sports and games require good balls skills, but learning to catch, throw, kick and aim benefits young children in ways far beyond the playing field.
Simple equipment and activities are all it takes to develop children's ball skills.
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