An article from the BBC Cbeebieswebsite about parents and teachers working together to aid children’s development
Practice guidance for setting the standards for learning, development and care for children from 0–5 years. Provides guidance for practitioners on meeting the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. Aims to provide useful advice and detailed information on supporting children’s learning and development and welfare.
Confident, capable and creative: Supporting boys’ achievements – guidance for practitioners in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Learning, Playing and Interacting: Good practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Mark Making Matters: Young children making meaning in all areas of learning and development
Finding and exploring young children’s fascinations: Strengthening the quality of gifted and talented provision in the early years
Messy Play- Bernadette Duffy
Curriculum guidance for Foundation Stage practitioners regarding the creative development programme. Focuses on the development of one aspect of creativity, painting and mark making. Explores the development of children’s creative skills across the birth to six age range. The children are supported in their learning by a range of practitioners.
Document relating to effective practices for creativity and critical thinking. It shows how creativity and critical thinking are inter-related and involves making connections by linking free play to adult-led activities such as to link ideas to new situations by introducing new places, things and situations, transforming understanding such as creating conditions within which children are inspired to be creative and rethink ideas and sustained shared thinking such as giving children time to explore and develop their initiatives.
Resource based on the fact that all parents can enhance their child’s development and learning. Children feel more confident and positive about their learning when parents and practitioners work together.