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50 Fantastic Things to Do with a Sand Tray

Author : Kirstine Beeley
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Packed full of inspiring activities which re-invigorate and extend traditional areas of early years provision, 50 Fantastic Things to do with a sand tray, one of a series of four books, is a must have for pre-schools and nurseries. Each activity features easy to follow step-by-step instructions with additional ideas on how to extend the activity inside and outdoors. The learning possibilities are clearly identified and practitioners can see at a glance what the children will get out of the activity.

Effective Transition into Year One

Author : Alistair Bryce-Clegg
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Helping children make the transition between Reception and Year One is a challenge. When done well it can have a significant impact on children's emotional and academic development, but when done badly it can set some children's development back by up to a year. Alistair Bryce-Clegg is determined to help practitioners conquer this challenge. Having been involved in a number of transition projects that specifically focus on children's emotional, social and academic development throughout this period, Alistair's draws upon his experience in this new book. Packed full of practical ideas to help practitioners to plan for and create an effective learning environment that promotes high levels of attainment in Year One based on the effective principles of EYFS practice, this book should be an essential in any Reception and Year One teacher's library.

50 Fantastic Things to Do with Pre schoolers

Author : Sally Featherstone
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A wealth of great ideas for parents or carers of pre-schoolers.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Small World Provocations

Author : Judit Horvath
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Small world play offers a wide range of learning opportunities for young children. Acting out narrative and ideas through the manipulation of small or miniature equipment, tools, toys and objects helps children to respond to their environment. Play becomes representative of real-life situations and is a medium through which children can explore their own feelings about these events and experiences in a safe and productive way. The frequent inclusion of sensory elements in this play also deepens experiences. Small world play is rich in possibilities for specific, thematic, learning, such as gathering information about spaces, positions, colours and cultures. Small world play is entertaining, challenging, motivating and allows children to use their imaginations and decide on their own play choices. Many practitioners find it challenging to continually renew the play environment, but this book suggests ideas for how to ensure a meaningful play content that replicates environments or scenarios that children can connect to, using a large variety of resources from natural materials to specific props. Presented in the accessible, practical and flexible 50 Fantastics format, Judit Horvath's book is a compendium of ideas that will ensure you get the most out of small world play in your setting, without over stimulating and distracting the children involved.

50 Fantastic Things to Do with Four and Five Year Olds

Author : Sally Featherstone
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A wealth of great ideas for parents or carers of four and five year olds.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Tuff Trays

Author : Sally Wright
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The tuff tray is a staple resource that is often abandoned or underused in early years settings. However, when used effectively, a tuff tray can enhance a child's learning through its versatile usage, such as messy play or as enhancements to support themes and ideas that are being explored. A simple tuff tray provocation can offer many learning opportunities to help a child progress and develop, as its sensory play approach promotes open-ended investigations and problem solving. 50 Fantastic Ideas for Tuff Trays is packed full of exciting activities that are not only simple and easy to prepare and manage, but that also use materials and tools found in most settings and at very low cost. With ideas for tuff trays that support books, promote mathematics and are ideal for celebrations and festivals, this book creates inviting opportunities for learning objectives to be met in an exciting and creative way.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Storytelling

Author : Judit Horvath
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Amongst many popular activities, listening to and telling stories is fundamental to every early years setting. Apart from being fun and exciting, storytelling has many functions in children's development, helping them to make sense of the world and organize events and experience. Children often retell their adventures as stories, from the simple event of having dinner to major happenings such as falling down the stairs! The story organizes events from the past and as they happen, and both the story and its telling convey important information about relationships, thoughts and feelings and the children's personal life in general. This book contains simple but creative ideas to help practitioners prompt and aid storytelling for and with the children in their setting.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Developing Emotional Resilience

Author : Jillian Harrison-Longworth
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There has always been emphasis placed on personal, social and emotional education, particularly in the Early Years. Emotionally resilient children are well equipped to deal with the challenges they may face, and this resilience reflects a range of skills, strengths and characteristics acquired and refined throughout one's life. Over the last ten years, Jillian Harrison-Longworth has planned and delivered a wide range of short but focused activities that can be used to develop aspects of emotional resilience across five key areas: confidence, self-image, self-esteem, perseverance and cooperation. This book contains refined activities for each of these crucial sections that most commonly arise in schools and settings. 50 Fantastic Ideas for Developing Emotional Resilience provides short but snappy practical activities as starting points for practitioners to develop emotional resilience in the children they work with.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Treasure Baskets

Author : Sue Gascoyne
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A quality well-made treasure basket offers children a wealth of exploration, play and learning opportunities that are not only great fun, but also match the requirements of the EYFS framework. Drawing on her years of experience and extensive knowledge of children's interaction, author and practitioner Sue Gascoyne provides 50 effective and fun ways to engage children in sensory-rich treasures that offer 'a world in a basket'. 50 Fantastic Ideas for Treasure Baskets includes the child-led stages of treasure basket play using the author's original Sensory Play Continuum as a framework, as well as adult-initiated activities for using treasure baskets with children. Its simple format supports practitioners, and ultimately the children in their care, in getting the most out of this amazing resource.

50 Fantastic Ideas for things to do with Mud and Clay

Author : Judit Horvath
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When given soil, clay or mud to play with, most children are instinctively motivated to explore and experiment. Mud, soil and clay are naturally open-ended, stimulating children to investigate possibilities, look for reasons and think of ideas. They are cheap and easy to source or access, simple to transform to suit any age group or activity, can be mixed with other materials, given a rich sensory experience via visual texture, deep colour, rich smell and tactile feel. As with the other 50 fantastic ideas books, this book will feature 50 inventive ideas for busy early years practitioners, advising them in a straightforward way about how to find, present and use easily accessible materials in a range of exciting and unusual ways.