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Children will have fun building bridges outside to enact the story

On a fairy tale adventure

Embark on an exciting learning journey inspired by The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Encourage children to enact the story's physical challenges and create their own follow-on narrative and characters.

Marvellous museums

Use International Museum Day as a springboard for children to explore the role of museums and think about them as a way to share knowledge and ideas, and preserve memories of the past and present.

 

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Ensuring that all children can express themselves

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The ability to review and implement wide-ranging strategies to support children's communication skills was a key factor in helping Battledown Centre for Children and Families to scoop a Shine A Light Award.

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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.

Practitioners can find time and space for children to enjoy being quiet

When silence is golden

  • Friday, May 10, 2019

In part two of her series exploring how communication skills link to wellbeing, Paula Brown challenges stereotypical notions to do with the extrovert and weighs the cognitive and emotional benefits of silence.

The London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) provides staff with 32 hours of CPD each year

30 hours: Trying to keep the focus on high quality

  • Friday, May 10, 2019

While sector organisations continue to make the case that 30 hours funding does not cover the cost of training, Karen Hart examines where skills are lacking and looks at how this can be addressed.

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.

Positive relationships flourish at Apples and Honey Nightingale House

Building positive futures through intergenerational contact

  • Friday, May 10, 2019

Bringing old and young together for meaningful interactions is now proving to have many benefits – not just for children and the elderly, but for society as a whole. Stephen and Denise Burke explain how they are working to maximise these benefits.

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