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Meanwhile, in Next!

Now, how exciting was this discovery whilst browsing round Next? A solid wood dice, ok it’s meant to be a doorstop by that just means it should last! I saw this on a shelf and instantly thought if …

Fine Motor Threading

I was having a wander round Home Sense today and saw this pasta on the shelf. I think this would be amazing for threading, working on fine motor control and hand/eye co-ordination. A bargain at £2.49 as well!

Exciting Journey Ahead – Our Hygge Adventure

I was very lucky recently, I mean VERY lucky, and it doesn’t happen often. I entered a competition on the Facebook Page for Hygge in the Early Years, run by the amazing Kimberly Smith, and to my utter …

What is the “Third Educator”?

I’ve was reading an interesting article recently by Stephanie Bennett and Lyndsey Hellyn, the co-founders of The Curiosity ApproachTM, where the talked about how educational pioneer Loris Malaguzzi always spoke about the children’s learning environment in terms of …

What I think Cultural Capital is.

This is my view on what Cultural Capital means for early years settings. As I said, this is my view. You may have your own interpretation. Whatever your view on Cultural Capital, just remember to feed those curious …

This week on Early Years TV . . .

. . .¬† it’s ME! If you remember a short while ago I had the pleasure of talking to the legend that is Kathy Brodie about my specialist subject – storytelling. Well, you can watch it too by …

Room Leaders – Skills and Qualities?

As you may have seen from a previous post I’m working on a downloadable resource pack for Room Leaders. This is quite a tricky post for people who are new to it and possibly one that isn’t supported …

Transient Art

We’ve been busy this week in my setting. On Monday the children came in to find lots of beans, lentils and other dried pulses on the tuff tray. Using a picture of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, as well as …

Storytelling Den

Out for a walk in York today and went into the Museum gardens (due to go to the York Proms there next month) and whilst walking about saw this beautiful use of nature to create such a gorgeous …

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