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Dinosaur roar!

No, not the story (although it’s a good one!) I was out recently at a heritage centre for a visit after and event,  it was rather interesting and I came away with at least one fact. Now while …

Risk it for a biscuit?

In years gone by (the black and white days of Early Learning) there was a steady move towards a culture amongst some practitioners that tried to eliminate risk from play outdoors. This meant that activities that took place …

You’re a Male Practitioner, what’s the difference?

The simple answer is . . . no difference at all. I’ve always believed, since I did my training (back in the days of sepia), that my gender should make no difference to my ability to do my …

Counting Ladybirds

Numeracy has been a bit of a focus for me lately. One sudden burst of inspiration that involves counting was making Counting Ladybirds which are devilishly easy to make. I started by buying wood slices from Amazon (¬£7.99) …

The possibilities of baskets

So, while still on holiday, I found a shop that sold wicker baskets in all shapes and sizes. The ideas that flowed of what to put in them was rather extraordinary. A selection of sticks in a variety …

Holidays

So, my setting is all year round (no school holidays for me) and I’m currently on holiday. Now is it just me or do we practitioners never entirely switch off. I went for a woodland walk yesterday and …