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Mathematics: Getting into shape

Develop children's mathematical skills by supporting them to cut food into shapes to produce a varied and colourful salad. Help them to link the shapes they have created with those in the environment.

Buttercups and daisies

Wild flowers such as daisies, buttercups and dandelions may be considered weeds but they have a special place in childhood and provide a great resource for Expressive Arts and Design projects.

Parent: Weighing up dummies

Parents should give careful thought about whether to introduce a young child to a dummy and they also need to think about how their child will be weaned off it at a later time, says Annette Rawstrone.

 

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Enjoy the moment!

  • Thursday, June 13, 2019

The July issue of EYE carries a new-style practical section, produced in association with Practical Pre-School, with exciting themes and activities linked to the EYFS seven areas of learning.

What the teachers say

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Bring ideas to the table

  • Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Toddler Wellbeing Project provided an opportunity to research and compare experiences of mealtimes in early years settings across partner countries, resulting in more positive approaches.

Gender balance in the workforce is a priority for LEYF nurseries.

Stepping up a gear to reach more men

  • Monday, June 10, 2019

It’s tempting to think of the UK as a gender-equal society – or at least, well on the road towards it. But the lack of male childcarers suggests otherwise, which is what a new campaign is aiming to address.

Parents get involved in outdoor gardening at Tops Day Nurseries.

Strategies for healthy survival

  • Monday, June 10, 2019

Early years settings don’t have to wait for the Government to act on climate change – there are plenty of actions they can take now to teach children how to protect the planet and create a sustainable world.

Schemes with horizontal and vertical trajectories can be supported with games like Hopscotch

How to scaffold learning through free-flow play

  • Monday, June 10, 2019

Discover how to draw upon your knowledge and experience of each individual child to identify the schemes they are applying. You can then offer them appropriate resources to extend their learning.

Gender balance in the workforce is a priority for LEYF nurseries.

Stepping up a gear to reach more men

  • Monday, June 10, 2019

It’s tempting to think of the UK as a gender-equal society – or at least, well on the road towards it. But the lack of male childcarers suggests otherwise, which is what a new campaign is aiming to address.

Tune in to children's natural curiosities

  • Friday, May 10, 2019

In the part two of her series exploring high quality provision for babies and children, Yasmin Mukadam looks at the importance of them being actively involved in planning their own learning experiences.

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