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The Importance of Outdoor Play

Outdoor play allows children to take risks. It fosters creativity. It provides an environment that is rich in learning experiences. But most of all, it’s FUN, and goodness knows, the children need that now more than ever.

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Maths Learning Resources for Teachers

Maths learning resources are a solid investment for any early years classroom.  Of course, written Maths is important, too. Children need to learn number formation, and begin to construct number sentences.  Do you need a workbook for this?

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Reviewing and Assessing Play

Setting aside time for reviewing and assessing children at play is beneficial in many ways.  It will tell you much about the children themselves, allow them to self-reflect, as well as informing planning for further play sessions.

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The Aistear Curriculum

Within the infant school day, it is incredibly beneficial for the children to allocate an hour a day for child-led play. Although it is child-led play, the teacher’s role is crucial for planning, modelling, supporting, observing and assessing the play.

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Ideas for Junk Art

What is Junk Art? Junk Art is open-ended, child-led and creative. Children create their own art using items you might put in your recycling bin.

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