Learning out of doors
The child within the family, the family within the community.
Beating the recession with perseverance and panache
A busy and balanced day makes for a healthy body and active mind.
You can build anything!
Time spent on planning saves time spent on pacifying children.
Getting a class to work as well as play.
Learning from Forest Schools
Including locking children up, justice, leaving care, smells, the X Factor, toddlers’ tantrums, CORE, the Mouse Club, the Pushmepullyou, Youth & Policy and toothbrushes
Use your judgement – as a responsible adult or as a child
Conferences It’s the conference season, and here are three or four promising events which we recommend to you. From Coalface to Facebook An intriguing title for the Child Care History Network’s Conference on the use of new social media and technology to remember child care experiences. How will the history of child care be recorded … Read more
SkillsActive welcomes the release of new children’s play strategy guidance.
What parents should ask before choosing an out-of-school club or play setting
The Lego Book by Daniel Lipkowitz Standing Small: A Celebration of Thirty Years of the Lego Minifigure by Nevin Martell Star Wars : The Visual Dictionary by Simon Beecroft These three books are difficult to review as they are so unusual. They celebrate different aspects of the success of Lego over the last four decades, … Read more
How children need to take risks to be safe
How Rousseau, Plowden et al. influenced the teaching milieu and methods
Practical advice on play for practitioners and parents
If you’ve not been, make the time to go.
Including missing children, maths teaching and motivation, abuse at Caldicott School, play, two re-organisations – social services and primary schooling and Eleanor Simmonds
Types of play, its importance and the threats play faces today
Explaining the importance of play
Free play, organised play, computer games – and the future?
Types of play and what they can achieve
Play is vital for development and therapy – but is free play at risk?
Discussion with Adelle Taylor and Diane Murray
How we differ from other animals
Including games, Moon Sand, play, child poverty, A Levels, YoungMinds, island communities and pedagogy in Slovenia .
Nursery nursing – a picture of daily life where the action is
Observing parenting in action