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Communication and language: Upcycle old books

In part four of her series on sustainability, Hilary White explores the different ways we can reuse materials such as picture books to teach children the value of breathing new life into old objects.

Mathematics: Monkey Do!

The fourth part of this series linking maths and children's books focuses on Monkey Do! by Allan Ahlberg and Andre Amstutz. As the Monkey jumps from page to page, use it as an opportunity to teach children in your setting about positional language.


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Loving the darkness

  • Friday, November 15, 2019

While winter’s lack of daylight hours and long, dark evenings may make most of us feel like hibernating, consider ways in which you can explore the excitement of darkness with children.

Focus: What children learn from messy play

  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019

In this extract from Messy Play in the Early Years, Sue Gascoyne provides a theoretical perspective on children's ‘material engagements’, while keeping hands-on practice clearly in view. A deeper understanding of messy play is key to making it an exciting learning opportunity for all children.

Making it real

  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019

With new approaches to learning developing all the time, from forest schools to the Curiosity Approach, practitioners risk implementing half-hearted attempts at pedagogy, says Chloe Webster.

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