Michelle Doyle Wildman from Parentkind gives her take on achieving a successful transition by focusing on the parents, as well as the child.
Auditory skills are crucial to the development of literacy in young children. Sue Newman shows how a new training programme is showing parents and teachers how to bring music to every day activities for vulnerable young people.
Lorraine Mackie outlines her findings from the Achieving Early transition project, showing that teachers in early years' settings have a lot of opportunities to open young minds to mathematical thinking. Using play, discovery and mathematical language, small efforts can lead to big rewards.
Child File - The Graduated Response: making it effective in an early years setting. Part 1
Maureen Hunt explains why movement is so essential for young children's learning.
Children in England are still starting their primary education with considerable differences in their maths skills and those differences continue right through their education. Liz Bayram explores how achieving a strong maths foundation in a child’s early years can make all the difference.
There are huge differences between Early Years and Key Stage 1 in culture and expectations. The pedagogical shift needs to be handled with care, argues Maureen Hunt.
Providers are divided over how effective technology is in the early years. Elpida Ahtaridou and Dr. Sue Bodman cite the research to propose a way forward.
Sue Lyle delves into an innovative teaching practice in which pupils develop their own creative story over the course of a school year. The year-long storytelling curriculum is easy to plan and can be taught in a way that meets learning objectives from the Early Years curriculum.