Issue 1 Foreword
by Janine Ryan

I am pleased to bring you the first edition of the Early Years Magazine, Summer 2015,

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Workshop: Tots on Tour

Growing Talk Training Workshop

Sara and Fiona wrote the “Growing Talk Together” training programme for practitioners as a means of sharing ideas designed to nurture early language and communication skills.

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Workshop: What are Sensory Stories? By Joanna Grace

…and what can they bring to practice in the Early Years?

Sensory stories tell a story using words and sensory stimuli. Usually there are just a few sentences in a sensory story (10 or less) and each sentence is paired with a sensory stimulus.

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Article: Sensory Play by Mary Barlow

Ideas to get you started

In this article we will explore how children’s senses can be stimulated though play in your setting. There will be examples of materials to offer and how you can have an influence on the continuous provision in your setting.

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Dissertation by Jodie Marlow

A case study to establish the impact of the Early Education for Two Year Olds upon a child in Looked After Care, his main carer and the setting he attends

This case study research endeavours to assess the impact the government’s funding for two year olds has had upon the child in looked after care (LAC), his main carer and the setting which he attends.

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Dissertation by Aaron Cranmer

Can the use of forest school interventions promote autonomy and peer-interaction in young children?

The proposed study will critically examine the use of forest school interventions as a method of promoting young children’s autonomous self-realisation and peer-interactions.

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Workshop: Foundations for Learning

Supporting Children’s School Readiness and their Future Literacy

Workshop Aims: To help practitioners understand their role in children’s future literacy skills

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