What will they learn when all they do is play?

I recently took a well-deserved break in the South Hams, and as I’m sure many of you reading this will understand, my eyes and ears are always open to watching children at play. On this particular afternoon at the beach, two young brothers caught my attention. One (who I am guessing was aged about 2) …

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Is Being Barefoot in the Early Years Catching On?

There is a growing trend that should be celebrated – going barefoot. Little Barn Owls in Horsham have a barefoot project, Prince George was pictured joyfully paddling barefoot in a stream at the Chelsea Flower show and it is just as good for adults too, as this article in Scientific American shows. The flat rubber-surfaced conception of …

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Growing Wild Outdoor Nursery Blog, 23rd July 2019 – Never say never!

To anyone planning to set up an outdoor nursery, a few words of wisdom, ‘if at first you do not succeed …’ Growing Wild Outdoor Nursery is the realisation of the hopes, dreams, trials and tribulations of myself and fellow outdoor specialist, Lindsey Bielby. After many knock-backs, trying to set up an outdoor nursery independently, …

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The Incredible Journey – book review

Book Review – The Incredible Journey by Tom Burlison, illustrated by Sara Sanchez – review by Katharine Finkill The Incredible Journey is an exciting adventure book for young children, about the imaginings of two children, Ruby and Elliot, as they walk to school each morning. With simple, clear illustrations by Sara Sanchez this lovely book …

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