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learning through play

how children learn through play and types of learners in early years 20/05/2020
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How Children Learn Through Play

This article has been written by early years consultant, Anne Rodgers from ATR Consultancy, who explains the different ways children learn through play and shares tips for how you can support them. Children have different ways in which they learn through play. By recognising their individual learning styles, we can help them to develop. There are 4 different types of learning styles: Visual Kinaesthetic Auditory Logical Visual Learners: Visual learners learn through seeing. They may like to sit at the front of the classroom at story time so they can... Read More

20/02/2020
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What Do Behaviour and Mark Making in the Early Years Have in Common?

Enjoyment and Success in Both Relies on Strong Physical Development. This article has been written by Ellie Collar from Early Years SEN. As an early years person, when I work with primary aged children struggling with their attention or their impulse control or their handwriting (or spelling, or reading) they almost always show insecure gaps in their early development that weren’t successfully filled in their early years. Their development is working like a jenga tower: no matter how excellent a teacher is, as they go on balancing carefully taught formal... Read More

17/01/2020
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Why Don’t They All Learn Well Through Play?

This article has been written by Ellie Collar from Early Years SEN. I am an early years practitioner and I have worked with Flitters. You know the children who play like butterflies, circling the play environment but never really engaging with anything long enough to extend their play or use the language you planned for it to stimulate? Those children who play well if an adult is there to extend and model, but drift away once the adult leaves? Those children who live for the bikes outside and spend much... Read More

04/11/2019
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How to Ensure Play Supports Classroom Teaching

“Play is one of the most important ways in which young children gain essential knowledge and skills” The Lego Foundation in Support of UNICEF, 2018, Learning Through Play ‘Imaginative Play’ and ‘Pretend Play’ are often referred to in relation to Early Years and the EYFS. But after children take that leap away from nursery and towards Primary School, does play disappear from their education altogether? Of course not! Play has been proven to be crucial for Foundation and KS1 development, helping to develop fundamental skills such as communication, and supporting... Read More

risky play benefits outdoors 17/10/2018
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The Importance of Risky Play in Childhood

This article has been written by early years consultant, Anne Rodgers, from ATR Consultancy. Why is risky play such an important part of childhood? Children need to be kept safe from potential harm and hazards at all times, but they also need to explore and take risks. Risky play allows children to challenge themselves on many levels: Physically – by climbing a little higher, running a little faster or jumping a little further Emotionally – feeling out of control or overcoming fear Mentally – learning how to get out of trouble,... Read More

EYR Tactile Cushion Pack 14/03/2012
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Praise indeed for our First Years ‘explore and investigate’ products

Our First Years products were recently applauded at a new ‘play and explore’ session for mums and young children. Favourites for the youngest children were the EYR Tactile Cushion Pack and the Boing Proballs. The babies were thrilled with the tactile cushions, as they investigated the variety of textures or used them to cuddle, just like a favourite comforter. Also popular were the Boing Proballs which were the perfect size for little hands and amazed the children when they lit up and changed colour. The toddlers and pre schoolers were... Read More