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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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Physical development: Against the grain

Revisit your sand trays with these new ideas to promote concentration, hand-to-eye co-ordination and fine motor skills. Children can also get to grips with how tools can effect changes to materials.

Expressive arts and design: A game plan

Game-building activities are a great way to stimulate children’s imagination and develop their creative skills. Karen Hart provides step-by-step guide to making a memory game and building a board game.

 

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Forget the 'fidget spinners'

  • 11 January 2019

While it seems that some policy makers and practitioners are constantly looking for the next magic potion that will infallibly raise standards, it is important to look beyond the gimmicks and the fads.

Time to cut back on sugar – get the message across

  • 10 January 2019

Change4Life provides new ammunition in the war against sugar with the launch of teaching resources tailored to maths and English lessons. Both subjects can be a powerful way to educate children on the importance of cutting back.

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Support children to make positive changes

  • 14 January 2019

Practitioners need to work with children to understand the reasons and factors behind their challenging behaviour and to help them fit into their social group without losing their individuality.

Brilliant ideas for sand play!

  • 14 January 2019

Sand is a tactile, sensory and endlessly versatile resource. Try some new ideas for making the most of it in your setting.

As cute as can be...

  • 8 January 2019

What makes children ‘cute’ and how do our perceptions influence our practice? It is important to reflect on this and ensure that each child we work with receives the same amount of attention, warmth and support.

Brilliant ideas for sand play!

  • 14 January 2019

Sand is a tactile, sensory and endlessly versatile resource. Try some new ideas for making the most of it in your setting.

'Parents and carers love to see their little ones raising money to help others,' says Comic Relief's Laura Wilson.

Embrace creative fundraising

  • 7 January 2019

Taking part in fundraising events creates happy memories for children and tells them that they can play a part in changing the world. There are also lots of ways to link events to learning in the EYFS.

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