February 2018

Why live music is so beneficial to our children

I want to open your eyes to the benefits of quality live music for children, as professionals like myself believe in, and also let you in to why Jazz is such an appealing art form to indulge in from a very early age.  Emily Dankworth, Founder of Jingle Jam Music, talks to PACEY about the benefits of jazz music for the early years. 


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Special iApps to overcome learning obstacles

Every child won’t fit the same profile. Some children need extra support and scaffolding to over come obstacles, some take longer than others, some are gifted and talented and some have Special Educational Needs that may or may not have been diagnosed. Founder of Special iApps, Beverley Dean talks about iSpecial Apps and how they are influencing the early years. 


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PACEY Policy – February

Welcome to PACEY’s regular policy update, which provides a summary of the latest policy developments in England and Wales concerning childcare and early years, and how we are representing your views to key decision makers.


Posted by Susanna Kalitowski and Claire Protheroe, PACEY | with 3 comments

Verbs: what are they good for? How do children learn about them?

I’ve been reading a lot about the concerns over children’s health lifestyles and the long term impact of these. As a tangent this led me on to thinking about activity and movement, which led me on to verbs (naturally). So, this instalment is dedicated to the sometimes overlooked subject of verbs.


Posted by Amanda Baxter, Communication Advisor, ICAN | with 0 comments