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  • Jul172020

    Fluffy and Cloud Dough Recipe – developing Finger muscles

    The wonders of homemade playdough. The real wonder of playdough is how everyone wants to play with it! Just make…

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  • Jul172020

    Playdough Recipe – Developing Finger Muscles

    The Wonders of Homemade Playdough   Playdough can be made very easily using “ingredients” that you have at home and…

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  • Jul172020

    Essex’s Starting school Poster

    Being an Effective Learner in the Early Years In Essex we promote children’s personal, social and emotional skills in the…

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  • Jul172020

    Essex libraries supporting school transition

    School Transition Essex libraries have put together a short video about how to support to get ready for school. Starting…

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  • Jul132020

    Tips for starting school

    Developing independence skills for school Going to school is a big change for many children, a new environment, new adults,…

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  • Jun152020

    Play and Language:

    Developing social play Why is it important? All children go through a process of social play development. These stages are…

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  • Jun152020

    Play and Language: Role play

    Role play Why is it important? Role play involves the next development of imaginative play, where a child is able…

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  • Jun152020

    Play and Language: Imaginative play

    Imaginative Play   Why is it important? Imaginative, or ‘symbolic’ play, is important because it suggests that the child understands…

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  • Jun152020

    Play and Language: Level 1 Exploratory play

    Exploratory Play Why is it important? Play is important for language development and imaginative thinking. As children play they explore…

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  • Jun052020

    The relationship between play and language

    Play and Language: Different types of play Why is it important Play and language go hand in hand. Children need…

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  • Jun052020

    Play and Language: Follow the child’s lead

    Follow the child’s lead means letting the child choose the activity and letting the child play with it in their…

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  • Jun052020

    What is play?

    Play underpins children’s learning and development. Through play they can make sense of the world and what they experience. Play…

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