Search Results

Found 46 results for "January activities ".

Search Results

Found 46 results for "January activities ".

What we can learn from…: New beginnings

January is the start of a new year, which brings reflection and hope in equal measures, it is a time when people talk about resolutions, changes and new beginnings, which link well to a topic on growth.

Don't put maths on ice

Lis Hodgman seasonal series looks at ways you can you still do physical and outdoor number and shape activities in winter, plus ideas to explore maths through the festivals that take place in the colder months.

A real voyage of discovery

The third in our series exploring practical activities for introducing concepts that will help children in the Understanding the world area of learning – this month, we look at interactive discovery corners.

Time for summer camp!

In Jenni Clarke's final article on planning to observe number activities, she focuses on ideas to create camps and carnivals in your setting.

It's behind you!

Sarah Cruikshank suggests some activities around pantomimes to help develop communication and language skills.

End of year celebrations

Families may observe different festivals towards the end of the calendar year, but general celebratory activities can be shared with all staff, children and parents at this time, regardless of beliefs.

Ploughing a daily furrow

Each family of the children in our settings will come from a culture with its own traditions and festivals, which can be interesting to explore, such as Plough Monday, a once popular UK celebration.

Regulating your actions

It is becoming the latest buzz word in education, but what exactly is ‘self-regulation’, why is it so important, and what can we, as childminders, do to help young children?

Open to new ideas

Ofsted proved to be very receptive to Little Barn Owls’ Reggio Emilio approach to learning, highlighting in its report that children learn and play together in a ‘highly stimulating environment’. Karen Hart finds out more.

Choosing a school

It is never too early to start researching the local primary schools that your child could attend. But check the eligibility criteria before setting your heart on a particular one, advises Annette Rawstrone.

Myanmar and Thailand

Heather Card reflects on her involvement in an early childhood project during which she helped local practitioners re-assess how they think about the importance of play and active exploration.

All the time in the world

This article is an extract from the Practical Pre-School book, Developing Early Maths Skills Outdoors; it explores the notion of time in relation to physical development and a child’s mathematical knowledge.