The last few years have seen a surge of interest in woodworking in early years education. Some settings are starting from scratch, while for others it’s a case of dusting down the workbench and digging out the tools after many years of neglect.
Scientists have now confirmed something that children have always instinctively known; playing in mud is a joyful experience. Recent research has shown that dirt contains microscopic bacteria that stimulates the immune system and increases the levels of serotonin in our brains, an endorphin that...
I really believe every child should have the opportunity to experience woodwork – for many children it is the key that unlocks their learning.
An eye-catching way to learn about colours
Art is not a frill, but one of the most important and enjoyable areas of a child’s education.
Why are some art easels full of engaged children experimenting with marks, colour, and ideas, while other easels stand unused?
Art is not separate from other areas of learning; rather, it stretches the mind and helps us learn to think.
Mix a few drops of washing-up liquid, paint and a bit of water in a basin.
These stunning butterflies are easy to make. Decorate your home or let your children proudly make gifts out of them!
A lot of mess, but a lot of fun! Finger painting encourages big free movements.