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
- 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: September 2010
For a quite magical treat, read your child’s bedtime story to them in your garden. On top of your child’s pyjamas, add as much outdoor clothing and footwear as necessary, according to the weather. To add to the excitement you … Continue reading
Have you ever been astonished by the accuracy of young children imitating adults? Ever seen the facial contortions of a little boy as he uses a comb to ‘shave’ his chin, or a little girl as she applies imaginary make-up? … Continue reading
Bring back the Bedtime Story! Fewer and fewer parents today are telling their children bedtime stories, and children are being deprived of a wonderful opportunity for emotional and linguistic nurturing. Children’s brains are hard-wired for narrative, an incredibly powerful tool … Continue reading
The General Teaching Council reports today that 75% of teachers are women, and that only 1 in 8 Primary teachers are men. Perhaps the Government’s new initiative to offer teacher training to retiring military personnel will help address this?
Have any Reception teachers used a Learning Platform to welcome children to Big School before they start? Just before a child starts, they can be given their own child-friendly icon log-in and view, from home with their families, a special … Continue reading