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Early child development
Find classroom activities and ideas to promote the prime areas of learning in the EYFS. From tips on how to recognise child-initiated play to activities on nurturing creativity and developing communication, literacy and language, get practical resources to ensure early child development is at the core of your early years setting.
Young children are naturally inquisitive and will generate questions about their world readily. Steve Mynard explains how early years practitioners can harness this enthusiasm to launch children on a lifelong journey of scientific discovery
Judith Stevens examines how traditional and contemporary rhymes can support the development of vocabulary within one of the prime areas of learning – communication and language
Chris Dukes and Maggie Smith provide an introduction to what to look for when assessing the personal, social and emotional development of two-year-olds
Once children become aware that there is a place we call ‘the past’, they will want to go there and explore. Steve Mynard has some practical suggestions for activities to help you and your children access this exciting world of learning
Opportunities for learning abound at lunch and tea times – Linda Thornton suggests a number of ways to recognise and take advantage of them
Jane Evans outlines the impact that early trauma can have on the development and behaviour of young children and why it is vital that the designated person and staff are able to recognise this behaviour for what it truly is
Particular provision must be provided for the boys in early years settings. Here Linda Thornton and Pat Brunton discuss what early years practitioners can do