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  • Skeleton Halloween activity

    Fun Halloween activities for early years

    26 October 2021 By The YPO Team

    From sensory and messy play to arts and crafts, we’ve got some exciting early years inspired activities for you to try all in the name of Halloween!

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  • Pumpkin craft for kids

    Let's make Halloween together

    21 October 2021 By The YPO Team

    We’re helping you plan your festivities for the rest of the year with unique Halloween crafts for kids that are easy to follow but fun to make together! Each Halloween activity uses only a handful of products, making them both affordable and simple to recreate.

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  • Botley coding robot

    Simple ways to make teaching coding fun

    09 August 2021 By Learning Resources®

    In this blog, Learning Resources UK list some simple, fun ideas for teaching coding concepts.

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  • happy child

    Making friends with your feelings

    15 July 2021 By Cath Chell, Learn Well

    Recognising emotions and talking about them is an important skill to teach children; I think we would all agree? But it is not as easy as seeing a smiley face and saying ‘happy’...

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  • nursery teacher

    A closer look at the revised EYFS

    22 June 2021 By Val Clarke, Segment Manager for Early Years & Nursery Practitioners (England) at Twinkl

    In this blog, our partner Twinkl talks you through the newly updated Development Matters Non-Statutory Curriculum Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

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  • child on tree

    The importance of risk-taking in early years

    26 May 2021 By Cosy

    “The more risks you allow children to take, the better they learn to take care of themselves.” Roald Dahl

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  • a series of plants growing with different students names on

    Top tips for an eco-friendly classroom

    24 May 2021 By The YPO Team

    Here are some useful tips to implement in the classroom to encourage children to be more environmentally conscious.

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  • outdoor learning

    Five top tips for taking your lessons outdoors

    13 May 2021 By the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

    Learning outside is more important today than ever before. It makes it easier to manage social distancing and Covid-19 infection rates reduce dramatically when outside. Our partner, the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, shares their top tips for taking your lessons beyond the classroom walls.

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  • children playing

    The health and wellbeing benefits of outdoor play

    07 May 2021 By Nicola Parker, Category Buyer for Early Years at YPO

    Whilst most of us are familiar with the learning opportunities that spending time outside can provide in early years, it is also important to recognise and appreciate the positive impact spending time outdoors will have on a child’s mental and physical health and wellbeing.

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  • Eden reading corner

    How to create an inclusive reading corner

    27 April 2021 By Emily Mayer - Marketing Communications Executive at Eden Learning Spaces

    Bring out your child’s inner bookworm and create a dedicated reading space where they can lose themselves in their favourite page turner. A space that feels comforting and peaceful. Sounds great, but how do you get started?

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