It may come as a shock having to match your energy levels to the children’s when they arrive back after the Christmas break – so lay plans to get them outside and letting off steam, while supporting their learning and physical development.
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.
More than 12,000 children are already signed up to join in with this inaugural event that will take place from Monday 28 January to Friday 1 February 2019. Nurseries and parents will be sharing the buzz around a host of exciting music activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.