50 Fantastic Ideas for Creative Role Play50 Fantastic Ideas for Creative Role Play



They were able to explore environments which developed their creative thinking skills through exploring and investigating. The infinite range of new and exciting things to discover and explore stimulated the children's curiosity and ...

Author: Hayley Hughes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472940834

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Role-play is a fun and creative way to engage with children in EYFS, and is fundamental in developing children's learning and communication skills. This new addition to the 50 Fantastic series is filled with great ways to make the most of play-based learning in your environment. Each activity is linked to children's interests, and is designed to allow the child to learn, create, communicate, and have fun! Many of the scenarios involve an element of problem solving to encourage team work, and the suggested props and locations are both easily sourced and well-suited to Early Years schools and settings. With a whole host of inspirational ideas with photos to match, this book is the perfect starting point for creating an outstanding role-play environment.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Imaginative Thinking50 Fantastic Ideas for Imaginative Thinking



This book is resource bank full of inventive ideas for early years practitioners who want to fire young children's imaginations and get them talking and thinking.

Author: Marianne Sargent

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472908469

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Page: 64

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The EYFS asks that practitioners plan opportunities for active exploration and play that lead to the use of creative and critical thinking skills. In order to be able to create and think critically, children should be encouraged to use their imaginations and act autonomously. Practitioners need to have the confidence to step back and allow the children to take the lead. This involves setting up open-ended learning opportunities that get children asking questions, investigating possibilities, looking for solutions, making decisions and coming up with creative ideas. What's more, it means tapping into the realm of childhood fantasy and appealing to their sense of adventure. Working in this way presents all kind of possibilities for exciting and stimulating learning experiences that will surprise and excite both children and practitioners. This book is resource bank full of inventive ideas for early years practitioners who want to fire young children's imaginations and get them talking and thinking. Part of the highly successful 50 Fantastic series including 50 Fantastic ideas for teaching phonics, 50 Fantastic ideas for maths outdoors and 50 Fantastic ideas for squidgy stuff. Full range available at Bloomsbury.com

Playing and Learning OutdoorsPlaying and Learning Outdoors



... Deb Wilenski (Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination 2013 & 2014) – from www. cambridgecandi.org.uk 50 Fantastic Ideas for Imaginative Thinking Marianne Sargent (Featherstone Education 2014) 50 Fantastic Ideas for Storytelling Judit ...

Author: Jan White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429890758

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Fully updated to reflect the current status and understandings regarding outdoor provision within early childhood education frameworks across the UK, this new edition shows early years practitioners how to get the very best from outdoor play and learning for the enjoyment, health and education of young children up to age seven. This invaluable resource gives sound practical guidance for providing: play with water, sand and other natural materials; experiences with plants, growing and living things; movement and physical play; construction, imaginative and creative play; and explorations into the locality and community just beyond your garden. This full-colour third edition has been further developed to act as a comprehensive source book of relevant materials, books and resources supporting the core ingredients of high-quality outdoor provision, while each chapter also includes extensive collections of children’s picture books relating to the themes within each chapter. Playing and Learning Outdoors has become the essential practical guide to excellence in outdoor provision and pedagogy for all early years services. This lively, inspiring and accessible book will help every educator to develop truly successful and satisfying approach to learning through play outdoors for every child.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Storytelling50 Fantastic Ideas for Storytelling



This book contains simple but creative ideas to help practitioners prompt and aid storytelling for and with the children in their setting.

Author: Judit Horvath

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472941619

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Page: 64

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Amongst many popular activities, listening to and telling stories is fundamental to every early years setting. Apart from being fun and exciting, storytelling has many functions in children's development, helping them to make sense of the world and organize events and experience. Children often retell their adventures as stories, from the simple event of having dinner to major happenings such as falling down the stairs! The story organizes events from the past and as they happen, and both the story and its telling convey important information about relationships, thoughts and feelings and the children's personal life in general. This book contains simple but creative ideas to help practitioners prompt and aid storytelling for and with the children in their setting.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Block Play50 Fantastic Ideas for Block Play



Observation questions ▫ Can children demonstrate creative thinking in a variety of play situations? ▫ How do children use a variety of objects in their play? What to do: 1. Discuss with the children what objects they can see and what ...

Author: Judit Horvath

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472944979

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Page: 64

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Block play stimulates learning in all areas of development: intellectual, physical, social, emotional and communication as well as early maths and literacy. In this book, experienced author and practitioner Judit Horvath has put together a variety of exciting and challenging ideas that cover them all. Some activities include cheap, easily sourced props such as play dough, pebbles, fairy lights and flowers to capture the children's imaginations, while others prompt more challenging block play to encourage the development and understanding of complex patterns, such as classifying, sequencing, counting, fractions and problem solving. This creative collection of ideas featuring colourful and fun photography is a fantastic resource for incorporating successful and exciting block play into your setting.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Circle Time50 Fantastic Ideas for Circle Time



Explain that you are going to play 'I think it's a...', the game in which children take turns to mime using a prop and others say what it is. 3. Pass a prop or object around the circle and allow the children's imaginations to get to ...

Author: Judith Harries

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472952653

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Page: 64

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Circle time stimulates learning in all areas of development – from the improvement of social skills and positive relationships to encouraging children to listen to each other within a caring and respectful environment. Judith Harries brings together creative ideas for circle time where learning can be shared and music and drama can be enjoyed. The book includes circle time activities and games that cover all of the Early Learning Goals through the sharing of thoughts, feelings and experiences. It can also be used across the curriculum, including helping children with literacy and mathematics through phonics and number games. This timeless collection of ideas featuring colourful and fun photography is a fantastic resource with many new activities for circle time, as well as some old favourites.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Supporting Children s Wellbeing50 Fantastic Ideas for Supporting Children s Wellbeing



Ask the children to think of a time when they have felt • Sticks proud of themselves. What were they doing? What did • Cotton reels they accomplish that made them feel proud? Gather some wooden blocks, sticks and cotton reels. 3.

Author: Rebecca Gordine

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472966773

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Page: 64

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50 Fantastic Ideas for Supporting Children's Wellbeing is packed full of easy-to-follow activities to calm busy minds and bodies and develop young children's self-esteem through engagement with their senses, nature and the world around them. With the ever-increasing pressures on children and teachers in schools for results and academic success, the desire for time and space for young children in the Early Years to calm their minds and bodies and tune into the natural environment is growing. Rebecca Gordine presents 50 ideas to address this and nurture young children's concept of self and wellbeing, from playing with warm noodles and making a healthy soup recipe, to tuning into nature by listening to bird songs, and creating a singing show.

Developing Early Literacy Skills OutdoorsDeveloping Early Literacy Skills Outdoors



50 Fantastic Ideas for Imaginative Thinking by Marianne Sargent (Featherstone, 2014) ○ Wooden alphabet blocks, jumbo chalks, chubby crayons, chunky triangular pencil crayons, easy grip paint brushes (www.elc.co.uk) ○ Communication, ...

Author: Marianne Sargent

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781912611263

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Developing Early Literacy Skills Outdoors provides practitioners with practical planning for how to develop and enhance the outdoor area to facilitate literacy learning. The activities throughout the book are low cost and easy to set up, aiming to reassure practitioners and give them confidence to plan more literacy learning experiences outdoors. This is further supported with planning guidance and resource ideas, as well as advice on observation and assessment, including suggestions for how to reduce the paperwork burden and a useful observation template. The book is divided into sections that represent the different aspects of communication, language and literacy and includes: an introduction to each aspect, explaining why it is important and outlining the fundamental skills and concepts that underpin it; ideas for adult-led and adult-initiated activities that aim to develop children's early knowledge, skills and understanding in communication, language and literacy; suggestions for how to enhance continuous outdoor provision so that it promotes communication, language and literacy skills; pointers and tips about teaching mathematics in the early years and includes ideas for how to involve parents and carers.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Developing Emotional Resilience50 Fantastic Ideas for Developing Emotional Resilience



Giving them space and time to be creative shows that creativity is valued. ... Provide sketchpads in the provision to encourage children to use drawing as a developing strategy for further self-expression and creative thinking.

Author: Jillian Harrison-Longworth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472955357

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Page: 64

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There has always been emphasis placed on personal, social and emotional education, particularly in the Early Years. Emotionally resilient children are well equipped to deal with the challenges they may face, and this resilience reflects a range of skills, strengths and characteristics acquired and refined throughout one's life. Over the last ten years, Jillian Harrison-Longworth has planned and delivered a wide range of short but focused activities that can be used to develop aspects of emotional resilience across five key areas: confidence, self-image, self-esteem, perseverance and cooperation. This book contains refined activities for each of these crucial sections that most commonly arise in schools and settings. 50 Fantastic Ideas for Developing Emotional Resilience provides short but snappy practical activities as starting points for practitioners to develop emotional resilience in the children they work with.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Treasure Baskets50 Fantastic Ideas for Treasure Baskets



Dig a mud pit together for a wealth of exploration. What's in it for the children? Develops creative thinking, observational skills, counting, estimation and tool use. Vocabulary Introduce: big, hole, holey, long, narrow, perforations, ...

Author: Sue Gascoyne

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472943507

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Page: 64

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A quality well-made treasure basket offers children a wealth of exploration, play and learning opportunities that are not only great fun, but also match the requirements of the EYFS framework. Drawing on her years of experience and extensive knowledge of children's interaction, author and practitioner Sue Gascoyne provides 50 effective and fun ways to engage children in sensory-rich treasures that offer 'a world in a basket'. 50 Fantastic Ideas for Treasure Baskets includes the child-led stages of treasure basket play using the author's original Sensory Play Continuum as a framework, as well as adult-initiated activities for using treasure baskets with children. Its simple format supports practitioners, and ultimately the children in their care, in getting the most out of this amazing resource.