Articles - Play

How can we build resilience through self-care?

How can we build resilience through self-care?

18/01/2021 There is still a lot of misunderstanding as to what resilience really is - Andi Smart discusses

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Continuous Play Series – Play Dough (including recipes!) – Anne Rodgers

Continuous Play Series – Play Dough (including recipes!) – Anne Rodgers

26/11/2019 Children often love to play with dough of any description and I have put together some recipes, which I’ve used in my work with children, for you to try yourself!

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S is for Sand Play – Anne Rodgers

S is for Sand Play – Anne Rodgers

20/08/2019 Sand play is an important resource in early year’s settings for children as they can learn lots of scientific and mathematical concepts.

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What can we learn from children’s play to support our own growth? – Stephanie Moriarty

What can we learn from children’s play to support our own growth? – Stephanie Moriarty

12/07/2019 Play, a topic widely associated with children, especially during the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), but once children have passed through this stage of education, the emphasis drifts from playing to more formal schooling.

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Pod-CACHE goes live! – Subscribe to our new podcast on iTunes!

Pod-CACHE goes live! – Subscribe to our new podcast on iTunes!

04/07/2019 Pod-CACHE is our new podcast designed to help busy practitioners keep up to date with best practice, wellbeing and legislation and to discover new ideas from across the whole care sector.

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Theorists in Practice – Tina Bruce – Anne Rodgers

Theorists in Practice – Tina Bruce – Anne Rodgers

26/06/2019 Tina Bruce is a contemporary theorist, whose work concentrates on social learning theory. She believes that children use play to practice skills they have already learned.

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Theorists in Practice – Susan Isaacs – 1885-1948 – Anne Rodgers

Theorists in Practice – Susan Isaacs – 1885-1948 – Anne Rodgers

11/12/2018 Isaac’s main theory rests on observation of children to reflect on their learning. She believed in free play and thought children should be allowed to be curious and make their own discoveries.

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