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We'll be blogging every few days about various topics, so come back soon to see more!

  • 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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  • 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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  • superhero outfits

    To infinity...and beyond!

    19 March 2021 By Rachael Lythe - Category Buyer for Curriculum at YPO

    As the excitement of a very different Christmas for us all is now a distant memory, the start of 2021 has seen us all face another difficult time. The pressure on our NHS has been at a critical stage, many businesses remain closed, our high streets aren’t bustling with people and our schools were forced to close for a second time, with many parents resuming to home schooling.

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  • Zoom family call

    Managing your mental health in uncertain times

    16 March 2021 By The YPO team

    Restrictions are starting to ease, schools are back and there’s hope on the horizon. However, things are still up in the air and many of us continue to struggle with our mental health. This isn’t something you should be hard on yourself about. We’re out of a routine, we can’t see family and friends in the way that we’d like just yet and we’re trying to keep safe. There’s a lot going on.

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  • teacher and student

    YOU are the perfect teacher

    10 March 2021 By Cath Chell, Director at Learn Well

    What a challenging time to be a teacher! This wasn’t the start to the year that you had planned. Not only have you had to manage all of your personal worries and concerns, but you have also had to be there for each and every child in your care.

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  • children holding hands

    Promoting kindness in the early years

    26 February 2021 By Katie Graham-Whitehouse, Twinkl EYFS

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  • woman wearing surgical face covering

    Myth buster: choosing the right type of mask

    19 November 2020 By The YPO team

    Leaving the house panic used to involve a checklist of all essential items, phone, keys and wallet typically, but now one of the most essential items is our face coverings.

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  • Early years

    Early years mental health activities

    26 October 2020 By Yellow Door

    Emotional well-being and resilience are vital to the development of young children, providing them with foundational skills for their adult life. Children who can understand, express, and regulate their emotions are well equipped for facing challenges, learning effectively, and planning how to manage themselves when experiencing emotional difficulties.

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  • children during lesson

    The Recovery Curriculum: a new and different term

    08 September 2020 By Rachael Lythe - Category Buyer of Curriculum at YPO

    The long-awaited return to school has arrived and with it comes a mix of emotions and a change to daily routines, school environments and socialising as structured learning recommences.

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  • children expressing emotions

    Having a positive impact on children's wellbeing

    03 September 2020 By Rose Riley - Content Writer and Editor at Twinkl

    In this blog, Twinkl has compiled some useful top tips to enable pupils to cope with the pressures of growing up in today’s society, stay happy, healthy and safe and fulfil their potential by making their wellbeing a priority at school.

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