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The importance of play in the early years!

As a trained nursery nurse and an early years specialised teacher I have strong views on child development and the best ways that children learn. But I’m so shocked to see the views of many reception teachers that believe in formal type teaching for 4 year olds! I think learning can be created in aContinue reading “The importance of play in the early years!”

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Play dough fun and fine motor skills!

This week I made some yellow, ginger spiced play dough for the children and I collected a range of enhancements to develop their fine motor skills. Fine motor skills are such an important skill for children to develop in Reception to get there fingers moving ready to grasp pens and pencils correctly… The children haveContinue reading “Play dough fun and fine motor skills!”