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IN THIS ISSUE...
06 Beccie Davis-Yates
Early years children – seen and not heard?
07 Sarah Murray
Managing a social media storm
34 Experiences of gender nder
Gender equity in the classroom
36 Musical development
Aims and key findings from student research
08 Brett Wigdortz
Five ways early years professionals can protect their wellbeing
10 News analysis
‘Seasons of myths and hollow joylessness’
38 Practitioner wellbeing
What’s in the balance?
FOCUS 29 Practitioner wellbeing
Being present and commitment to educator wellbeing
FEATURES 18 International practice
Supporting EAL students in an international school
20 Acquired Brain Injury
What is an ABI?
22 Leadership journey
Being a collaborative leader
24 International practice
Imagine a world without Ofsted
26 Schematic play
REGULARS 12 Letters
Kindred2 School Readiness Survey
14 Sector update
Ofsted, curriculum and inspector ‘aide memoire’ materials
40 Book reviews
A professional book around educators’ mental health and picture books to spark reflection and discussion on a wide range of topics.
42 Getting to know you
STEM in early years
POSTER: Books to spark reflection…
THREE BOOK REVIEW SUMMARIES OF TEXTS WHICH ENCOURAGE REFLECTION PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY.
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PRACTICE INSIGHT S3 Food sensory play
– yes or no? The role of real food in early years provision has been thrown back into the limelight in recent weeks with the launch of a national campaign by the food company Ella’s Kitchen. The response however has been mixed.
S4 Children’s representations of themselves This month’s case study explores experiences aimed to encourage all children to reflect on how they see themselves when they look in a mirror and represent this through mark making.
S6 Author spotlight
This months’ spotlight is provided by Kate Smith and Karen Vincent whose book considers the importance of stories and how to make writing playful.
S7 Student spotlight
Melody Gater reflects on their research of the curiosity approach in practice.
S8 Working with families
Claire Hewson suggests some healthy snack ideas to share with parents.
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