50 Fantastic Ideas for Mark Making

50 Fantastic Ideas for Mark Making

Author: Alistair Bryce-Clegg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472913241

Category: English language

Page: 65

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Children are naturally drawn to making marks. Long before they pick up a pencil or a paintbrush, they will experiment with making marks using hands, fingers, feet etc as well as various found objects that they come across in day-to-day life. For children to become really confident and secure mark makers we need to provide them with lots of different opportunities with a variety of exciting mark making resources in many different contexts. Alistair Bryce-Clegg has collected together a whole host of ideas for different mark making utensils, as well as exploring numerous substances and surfaces that children can mark make on. Some of the ideas will support children to create their own 'masterpieces' while others will encourage them to make make with other children in a group. As with all Alistair's ideas, 'engaging children' comes top of his list as when children are engaged they make the biggest steps forward on the road to writing and have the most fun!

50 Fantastic Ideas for Mark Making

50 Fantastic Ideas for Mark Making

Author: Alistair Bryce-Clegg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472919120

Category: Education

Page: 64

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Children are naturally drawn to mark-making. Long before they pick up a pencil or a paintbrush, they will experiment with making marks using their own bodies as well as various found objects that they come across in day-to-day life. By collecting together a whole host of ideas for different mark-making utensils, as well as exploring numerous substances and surfaces that children can mark-make on and in, this book supports both individual and group mark-making.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Tuff Trays

50 Fantastic Ideas for Tuff Trays

Author: Sally Wright

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472954299

Category: Education

Page: 64

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The tuff tray is a staple resource that is often abandoned or underused in early years settings. However, when used effectively, a tuff tray can enhance a child's learning through its versatile usage, such as messy play or as enhancements to support themes and ideas that are being explored. A simple tuff tray provocation can offer many learning opportunities to help a child progress and develop, as its sensory play approach promotes open-ended investigations and problem solving. 50 Fantastic Ideas for Tuff Trays is packed full of exciting activities that are not only simple and easy to prepare and manage, but that also use materials and tools found in most settings and at very low cost. With ideas for tuff trays that support books, promote mathematics and are ideal for celebrations and festivals, this book creates inviting opportunities for learning objectives to be met in an exciting and creative way.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Tuff Tray Mathematics

50 Fantastic Ideas for Tuff Tray Mathematics

Author: Sally Wright

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472978332

Category: Education

Page: 64

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The tuff tray is a staple resource in Early Years settings that supports many different styles of learning and play, and offers lots of opportunities to introduce early mathematics. 50 Fantastic Ideas for Tuff Tray Mathematics is filled with fun, creative and inspiring ideas for exploring mathematical concepts using tuff trays, including size, shape, capacity, quantity, distance, volume and numbers. From exploring time with ice cubes to cutting shapes out of tortilla wraps, Sally Wright presents opportunities for mathematical learning objectives to be met in an exciting and creative way. This book is endorsed by Series Editor Alistair Bryce-Clegg. 50 Fantastic Ideas books provide carefully planned activities that are ready to use in any Early Years setting. All ideas feature lists of easy-to-source equipment, step-by-step instructions, ideas for taking them further and full-colour photographs.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Take-Home Activities

50 Fantastic Ideas for Take-Home Activities

Author: Kate Bass

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472919199

Category: Education

Page: 64

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This book will be easy for practitioners to digest and then pass on strategies and instant ideas to parents and carers. The introduction will explain to practitioners how these activities could be shared with families and how to entice and include the harder to reach families, who would not necessarily buy a book or look at activities online. The activities encourage creative play and exploration, and will inspire tasks set for home learning.

50 Fantastic Ideas for things to do with Mud and Clay

50 Fantastic Ideas for things to do with Mud and Clay

Author: Judit Horvath

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472941589

Category: Education

Page: 64

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When given soil, clay or mud to play with, most children are instinctively motivated to explore and experiment. Mud, soil and clay are naturally open-ended, stimulating children to investigate possibilities, look for reasons and think of ideas. They are cheap and easy to source or access, simple to transform to suit any age group or activity, can be mixed with other materials, given a rich sensory experience via visual texture, deep colour, rich smell and tactile feel. As with the other 50 fantastic ideas books, this book will feature 50 inventive ideas for busy early years practitioners, advising them in a straightforward way about how to find, present and use easily accessible materials in a range of exciting and unusual ways.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Songs and Rhymes

50 Fantastic Ideas for Songs and Rhymes

Author: Helen Battelley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472976840

Category: Education

Page: 64

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There's no better way to get children moving, laughing and learning than with songs and dance, but sometimes it can feel like you've exhausted your rhyme repertoire or simply run out of musical steam. 50 Fantastic Ideas for Songs and Rhymes offers a mixture of traditional favourites, fresh alternatives to well-known rhymes, action songs, original rhythms and funny verse that will have everyone giggling. All activities include suggestions for actions and dances and tips for incorporating songs and rhymes into other areas of children's learning. Adults will feel confident singing and moving to music with children, whether one-to-one or in groups, and children will love the repetition, rhymes and rhythmic movements of these activities. Drawing on developmental research to compile the very best musical activities, this book will boost practitioners' confidence and improve children's cognitive abilities and movement skills. With over 40 books in the 50 Fantastic Ideas series there's something for everyone – whether you're a practitioner looking for new ideas or you want to try out a popular well-loved activity with a new twist. Each book offers a wide range of fun and creative activities to carry out with children aged 0 – 5 years, with lists of resources, step-by-step instructions and information about the benefits for children.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Children with EAL

50 Fantastic Ideas for Children with EAL

Author: Natasha Wood

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472952622

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 64

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Every year, an increasing number of children enter the Early Years setting either new to English or with English as an additional language (EAL), which can be daunting, not just for the child but for the practitioner too. How can Early Years practitioners ensure that the right support is in place for the child and themselves? What practical ideas can be used successfully to enrich an EAL child's understanding of a new language, while, at the same time, allowing that child to bond with their peers? 50 Fantastic Ideas for Children with EAL is an invaluable resource to help integrate children with EAL into the classroom with fresh, exciting and engaging activities that are easy to resource, require little preparation and are fun to carry out. The activities include simple speak-and-repeat games, visual ideas to support learning new words and phrases and activities that evoke feelings of being at home, allowing the children to feel welcomed and part of the school's diverse community. Traditional games are also featured to help children with EAL play with their peers, as well as feel that they can contribute to the learning of others. Perfect for promoting inclusion and self-esteem, 50 Fantastic Ideas for Children with EAL is ideal for supporting children as they navigate the ups and downs of having English as an additional language.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Exploring Number

50 Fantastic Ideas for Exploring Number

Author: Alison Hutchison

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472948656

Category: Education

Page: 64

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Developing a secure understanding of number in the Early Years is key to ensuring number confidence for future stages of learning. A wide variety of meaningful hands-on experiences are required to develop a child's deep understanding of number. 50 Fantastic Ideas for Exploring Number presents ideas that are all about doing – to not only stimulate the senses, but to also provoke thinking and talking, allow questions to be asked, and ensure that links are made between number concepts and the real world. The ideas require little preparation beforehand, can be used by practitioners without any specific expertise in teaching early number, and include easy-to-source materials. Each area of early number sense is covered from adding on and taking away to number stories, identifying and writing numbers. Alison Hutchison draws on her wealth of experience to present 50 ideas and experiences that make numbers fun and accessible so that, as they explore and investigate, children are fully engaged partners in their learning at this crucial early stage of their number journey.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Exploring Food

50 Fantastic Ideas for Exploring Food

Author: Judit Horvath

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472924773

Category: Education

Page: 64

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Children have a natural curiosity towards real life procedures and being involved in cooking and all of its preparation activities has proven to stimulate young minds throughout history. By preparing simple meals together from scratch, children will naturally develop the love of good, healthy food, whilst it can also tackle the issue of fussy eaters, who are far more likely to try something they've prepared themselves. Based on Judit's sound practice as a qualified teacher and baker, having taken part in local and national conferences, she has gathered together a varied collection of activity ideas around cooking and baking from different cultures, with some added simple recipes too.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Treasure Baskets

50 Fantastic Ideas for Treasure Baskets

Author: Sue Gascoyne

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472943507

Category: Education

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.