Welcome to the February 17 issue of EYE. Inside you will find a wide variety of articles that mix best practice, research, policy, latest developments, expert opinion and practical applications. This month, we have opinion articles from:
Claire Schofield (NDNA) regarding the unintended consequences of raising the national living wage
Neil Leitch (Pre-school Learning Alliance) won why 2017 is going to be a make or break year for the sector
Deborah Lawson (Voice) on why we need to keep early years issues high on the government's agenda.
In our main focus article, Teresa Kiely takes a case study approach to exploring the potential of sessional playschool care.
In the main body of the magazine, Wendy McEvoy explores the importance of self-regulation on a child's ability to learn and achieve.
Maureen Lee explain why all staff members should have up-to-date safeguarding training.
Jessica Clifton explores the benefits of playful and creative learning when finding solutions to problems.
Paula Moffett uses a practical case study to introduce the mathematical language of subtraction.
Dawn Francis-Pester offers an introduction to different forms of colour blindness.
Joe Murdoch discusses the role of gun and weapon play in settings in the context of global mobility.
Sarah Quinn explains how a floor book approach can help children and staff to develop collaborative learning.
Our practical section is full of interesting and ready-to-go ideas, including:
Introducing creative family sessions
Making the most of playdough
Activities that aid gross motor skills development
How Play Therapy can help children to explore emotions safely
Physical activities that support International Polar Bear Day
The second in a three-part series about building block play.
Plus, three pages of academic and picture book reviews
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