The Importance of Group Play for Early Years Children
Play is a natural mode of learning for early years children, and indeed the default mode for the...
10 Ways to Support Children (and Parents) in Preparing for School
The transition from nursery to primary school is undeniably significant – even for children who are ready to...
Men in Childcare & the Implications of Gender Bias in Early Years Settings
Having seen the meagre proportion of men in childcare in New Zealand’s early childhood workforce slide from just...
FREE Childcare Web Summit – Back for Spring 2017
The #1 Online CPD Event for Early Years Professionals 2017 Spring Summit: Children’s Personal, Social and Emotional Well-Being: Strategies...
You Don’t Have to be a Specialist to Teach Early Years Music
Many early years professionals still find the idea of using music in their practice extremely daunting. Though one...
Maintaining My Child’s Right to Play: A Parent’s View on Play-Based Learning
Before becoming a parent I was fairly laid back and not easily ruffled, but since my daughter was...
Teaching Young Children How To Resolve Conflict
Conflict between young children in any childcare setting is inevitable. There will always be tension arising from negotiations...
Born Too Late? Why Summer Born Children Can Struggle at School
For many years, research has shown that children born in the summer months tend to do less well...
Virtual interview: In Conversation with Lev Vygotsky
The Soviet psychologist Lev Vygotsky, who died in 1934 aged 37, developed some important fundamental principles about child...
Virtual Reality: Harnessing the Power of Illusion
Wise parents understand that young children have always spent lots of time in their own virtual worlds where,...
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