Judith Harries’ series on classic picture books over the last 12 months has built into a fantastic resource for practitioners and parents, focusing on a range of authors and their individual styles.
Following on from his bestselling book The Hug, author Eoin McLaughlin has written this genuine book for our time, talking to young children about social distancing. Find out more about how to share this book!
These practical articles, written as part of an ongoing series by Hilary White, highlight how environmental themes can link to learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Use the book Giraffe's Can't Dance to ignite children's interest in the rhythm and sway of dance moves, giving them confidence to lose themselves in the moment.
Taking children out on nearby walks and providing ways for them to record and explore their observations is a great way to support learning and conversation skills.
Activities which parents can set up quickly and easily at home are often the ones to excite and engage children. In her entertaining book, Five Minute Mum: Give Me Five, Daisy Upton provides a wealth of ideas to support learning through play.
Days with time spent more indoors than out can be a great opportunity to focus on creative projects that will excite children and give them a real sense of achievement.
Flowers, plants, snails and birds provide inspiration for a range of craft activities, including finger puppets, paper plate bird nest decorations and a crown of leaves.
Hilary White outlines how to discuss three key aspects of sun safety – the difference between sunshine and shade, the effects of the sun and sun protection strategies.
It is never too early to start planning for your child's move to school. In the first of a new series, Annette Rawstrone outlines how to get a feel for what your local primaries offer and which ones would be a good fit for your child.