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The EYE website is a fantastic new resource for early years professionals looking for best practice advice, activity ideas and research-led features. It is designed to be user friendly, with articles labelled by EYFS theme, to help you quickly and easily find the information you need. With thousands of articles from the EYE and Practical Pre-School archive and new content being added all the time, this website is a great new tool to help you meet your information and professional development needs and to ensure every child reaches their best potential.

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Artworks are a good springboard to talk about animal characteristics and habitats

Expressive arts and design: Flights of fancy

Karen Hart suggests ways to turn old carboard boxes and paper and card into simple models and artworks which will encourage children to explore ideas to do with flight and weightlessness, developing vocabulary along the way.

Literacy: What to wish for

Claire Hewson focuses on wish fulfilment stories which can help children to learn valuable life lessons, since they always carry a cautionary message. By discussing the stories with children we can help them to explore these ideas in relation to their own lives.

 

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Children enjoy being active outdoors at the Old Station Nursery

Get ready for a fresh start in January

  • 18 December 2018

It may come as a shock having to match your energy levels to the children’s when they arrive back after the Christmas break – so lay plans to get them outside and letting off steam, while supporting their learning and physical development.

Understanding the world: Celebrate the dark

  • 29 November 2018

While adults may complain about the lack of daylight hours and the long, dark nights, for children darkness is mysterious and exciting. Build on their fascination by making it a theme for learning.

Cross curricular: Wrap up!

  • 29 November 2018

'There's no such thing as bad weather – just inappropriate clothing,' as the saying goes. Use children’s colourful winter clothing as a link to many areas of learning.

Early years-age children enjoying a song with Kathy Doolan (in green) and Warwickshire Rhythm Time franchisee Rachel Turner (in yellow)

Music: Get ready for National Early Years Music Week

  • 29 November 2018

More than 12,000 children are already signed up to join in with this inaugural event that will take place from Monday 28 January to Friday 1 February 2019. Nurseries and parents will be sharing the buzz around a host of exciting music activities.

Understanding the world: Celebrate the dark

  • 29 November 2018

While adults may complain about the lack of daylight hours and the long, dark nights, for children darkness is mysterious and exciting. Build on their fascination by making it a theme for learning.

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Living the moment

  • 31 October 2018

Discover how a new resource is helping pre-schoolers to develop a passion for the past with an audio experience that transports them to momentous events such as the Great Fire of London.

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