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...Introduction Singing supports learning to speak, listen, read and write. They are the way children experiment with the words they know and get a feeling for rhythm and alliteration. Sing in the garden, on walks and visits, while waiting...
...Introduction Problem solving, thinking skills and logical thinking are big areas for all children to develop. It could be easy to think that EYFS children are too young to learn computer science, but by starting with engaging practical...
...Introduction Bright colours (red, green, orange, yellow) stimulate the brain and encourage lively activity. Darker colours and most shades of blue are more calming and relaxing. What colours should you use to paint the rooms in your setting...
...What are they learning? A fun way to countWhat you need counting bricks imagination!Keywords listen look count one to tenWhat you do Build a tower from one to ten, counting as you do so. Now get the children to count the bricks using...
...Introduction Traditional games are in danger of being lost if they are not introduced to very young children at home and in early years settings. Many of these traditional games encourage listening and sound discrimination, and others can...
...Introduction Predicting missing words is very useful way to practise listening and anticipation skills.What you need No additional resourcesHelpful hints Children need to be able to see you as they will watch you for signals!What you do...
...Introduction Music making, particularly getting involved in activities with a steady beat, helps build links between brain cells, co-ordination and listening skills.What you need Some musical baby wrist toys, e.g. bells and rattles. If you...
...Introduction Introduce children to the festival of Chinese New Year. Read or tell children the story of ‘The Great Race’. This explains the story behind the Emperor and the Chinese Zodiac.What you need A picture book that tells the story...
...What you need No special equipmentWhat you do Start with a circle and establish a rhythm by clapping gently before you start the rhyme. Explain that the game is an echo game – they need to listen to you and repeat what you say, only...
...What you need sandpapers in different sizes, shapes and textures a strong cloth bag a ‘pointing wand’ or stick Sandpaper comes in many different grades and shapes for different sorts of machines. Try to get some discs and sanding blocks...