Why Child Independence is Important
Maria Montessori believes that experiencing independence is not just a game for children, saying “It’s a task they...
How to Help Children Concentrate
Concentration is a voluntary act which takes effort on the part of the child. Many children get distracted...
How to Nurture Emotional Literacy in Early Years
As well as receiving a good academic education, children should also expect to receive the right kind of...
How to Encourage Emotional Development
If we consider the emotional development of a child, by teaching them words for anger, fear, sadness, joy,...
Alistair Bryce-Clegg talks Child Led Learning in the Early Years
There was a time in Early Years where ‘topic’ was king! Often these topics would be linked to...
How to Boost Speech and Language Development in Early Years
The early years of childhood are a highly significant stage in terms of speech and language development. With...
10 Ideas for Increasing Physical Activity in Your Setting
There is a growing problem of obesity and lack of physical activity in young children today, with a...
Social and Emotional Development
‘It is vital that when educating our children’s brains, we do not neglect to educate their hearts.’ (Dalai...
Contents1 Piaget’s Theory2 Vygotsky’s Theory3 Bruner’s theory4 Modern relevance5 Contemporary developments6 Stimulating Cognitive Development Cognitive development is a...
10 Outdoor Craft Ideas for Nursery Children
Contents1 Crayon rubbings2 Printing and painting with natural objects3 Clay tiles4 Shadow drawing5 Chalk drawing6 Rain painting7 Large-scale...
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