Monthly Archives: November 2010

Read to your Dog

Following on from my blog Teach your Bear to Sing, you must read about the wonderful initiative, to increase children’s reading confidence, involving how they read to dogs in school.  The initiative is now about to be rolled out nationally … Continue reading

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Don’t become your child’s waiter or waitress !

I’ve just read a great article in this week’s Nursery World about BLW – baby-led weaning.  This is the method of gradually moving a child from a milk diet to eating solid food without having a purée stage.  It allows … Continue reading

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Teach your Bear to Sing

‘Teach your Bear to Sing’ is a great way to involve families in the fun of sharing nursery rhymes with young children. In addition to daily nursery rhyme singing, have a special Bear Club once a week, when children bring … Continue reading

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Build a 3D poem

This is a ‘hands-on’ idea to ‘put a poem together’ – literally!  Wonderful for seasons and festival times too. Creating a 3D poem is a fun, and simple experience  to enjoy with young children. They love looking for signs of … Continue reading

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New ideas for Road Safety Week role play (November 22nd-28th)

Children love road safety role play.  Here are a few new ideas. Hold my hand Talk about how children must always hold a grown-up’s hand when walking along the pavement, stopping at the kerb, and crossing the road. Give individual … Continue reading

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