April 2015

How play develops children’s emotional resilience

Play is the way that children learn and make sense of the world around them.  It’s through play that children develop the skills and abilities necessary to be able to navigate this complex world.  These skills are physical, cognitive, social and also, importantly, emotional.


Posted by Dr Virginia Lumsden | with 0 comments

"There a tat!" - what can affect speech sound development

Last time we looked at how we physically make speech sounds and how children develop their ability to listen to and say these sounds. This time we're going to focus on what can affect children's speech sound development and how we can help as practitioners.


Posted by Amanda Baxter - I CAN | with 0 comments

Bringing books and stories outdoors

Books and stories don’t just have to be confined indoors – many provide a great basis for taking the fun outside!  Children love outdoor adventures and using books to support their ‘outside’ learning journey is a great way to keep the fun going.


Posted by Janet Harrison - Booktrust | with 0 comments