Hello, I’m Linda.As an early years specialist, I created this blog to share my ideas about children's learning and the creative curriculum. Thanks for reading, please comment! www.childseyemedia.com
- Introducing woodwork in the early years – find out how March 4, 2013Educational consultant and writer Terry Gould and I have written The Little Book of Woodwork to encourage early years teachers to consider introducing woodworking experiences into their settings. The book begins with an outline of the many learning benefits of woodwork, … Continue reading →
- A Chinese New Year (Feb 10th) inspiration station January 11, 2013Set up a laptop or mini DVD player next to your small world animal play. Show the section telling the exciting story of the Chinese New Year animal swimming race , in Child’s Eye Media’s Festivals DVD Plus. (Conveyed very … Continue reading →
- For Christmas learning ideas inspired by Holland, see my article in Teach Nursery magazine. December 10, 2012In this article in Teach Nursery magazine (Issue 2.7), read about fun Christmas learning ideas inspired by the Dutch St. Nicholas Day (December 6th). Find out about how, on St. Nicholas’s Eve, children and their families, in their homes, meet … Continue reading →
- Introducing woodwork in the early years – find out how March 4, 2013
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- Introducing woodwork in the early years – find out how
- A Chinese New Year (Feb 10th) inspiration station
- For Christmas learning ideas inspired by Holland, see my article in Teach Nursery magazine.
- Celebrating Diwali (Nov 13th) – see my article in the Oct/Nov issue of Teach Nursery
- Revised EYFS – great self-evaluation audits
Monthly Archives: June 2010
At all stages, including EYFS, the learning platform is having a dramatic impact for child and family engagement, personalisation of learning and child-led and teacher-led assessment – all leading to empowerment for life-long learning…. Every week staff and children make a new discovery about what they can achieve with the learning platform. Continue reading
Wow! learning in EYFS and KS1 We all love to follow through children’s personal interests, such as the universal fascination of wild animals. Take giraffes. Here are some Wow! facts with child-appeal (some for EYFS and some for KS1). Giraffes … Continue reading
Reclaiming natural play spaces I read today about the London Borough of Camden’s development of natural play spaces for children, made possible by a £2.7m grant from the Government’s Play Pathfinders programme. Go to http://www.camden.gov.uk for some truly inspiring examples … Continue reading
Are all strangers dangerous? Obviously not; however, because of the tricky dilemma we all face in finding a way to keep our children safe without making them fearful of everyone, some young children can grow up believing this. And this … Continue reading
new DCSF guidance for childminders and nurseries, Gateway to Writing emphasises the enormous value of role-play in making writing fun and meaningful for young children, especially when it is tailored to boys’ love of active play outside.
Writing through role play. Getting young children excited about writing, especially boys, requires some imaginitive planning. However, when approached as part of a role-play environment, writing can become a fulfilling and enjoyable activity. Continue reading