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
Category Archives: mark making and emergent writing
A bright, inviting and well resourced writing area is, of course, essential; however, it is just as important to encourage children to write in any provision area. Here are a few ideas, some general, and some specific to an area, … Continue reading
Boys can need active encouragement to draw so they do not start thinking, at a young age, in terms of ‘can’t draw, won’t draw’. The trick is to present drawing to boys in imaginative ways compatible with their physiological need for movement and plenty of space. Continue reading
Children as young as three will have plenty of space to ‘make their mark’ as they become police officers, firefighters, car rescuers, vets , doctors and nurses, dentists, refuse collectors and recyclers or postal workers, writing as they go about their important business, Continue reading
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
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