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Writer inspired by chance encounter with real-life Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Sue Learner, Editor (07-Sep-16)

Ian Whybrow has written over a hundred books including the much loved series Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs. This collection of books is based on a little boy called Harry who takes his bucket of.....

Using puppets in the early years encourages quiet children to talk and 'helps combat shyness'

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (07-Sep-16)

Creating, retelling and acting out stories is one of children’s favourite activities. Using puppets helps children build positive relationships, learn about other cultures and make connections that are essential to understanding the.....

Secrets: which should you tell and which keep?

Angeline Albert, News Editor (06-Sep-16)

Children’s secrets can be big or small, fun and exciting, mad, bad, even frightening… but which secrets should you keep and which should you tell? Such a dilemma sounds like a self-help children’s book in.....

Body worries 'fuel a culture of self-consciousness' in children as young as three

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (02-Sep-16)

Pre-school children are showing increasing signs of being unhappy with their body image and appearance, a new survey has revealed. According to the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years.....

A day in the life of a Montessori teacher

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (02-Sep-16)

The Montessori method of teaching was created by Maria Montessori who developed her teaching strategies to allow the child freedom to learn within a structured environment. At Buttercup Montessori Kindergarten - Galleywood in Chelmsford,.....