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Let’s get physical

Young children need time to play, explore and develop movement skills. Physical activity is really important for healthy growth and development. Young children who are walking should be physically active every day for at least 180 minutes (3 hours) spread throughout the day. Being physically active can help with Physical skills e.g. balance and co-ordination […]

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Learning Book at Home

The Learning Book is an electronic learning journey based on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which sets the standards for learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. We are using The Learning Book in play sessions at all of our Children’s and Family Centres in Waltham Forest to help […]

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Speech and Language Tips

There’s lots we can do at home to help children develop their speech and communication skills: Sharing books together Chatting as part of daily family life – for instance talking to your baby about what you’re doing when you’re getting them dressed Spending time playing together without the TV, radio or phone Going for a […]

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Autumn activities with your children

As we move towards Winter it is very tempting to snuggle down inside and hibernate. However, as Autumn moves into Winter there are lots of exciting things to do outdoors with your children. The leaves changing colour and falling can make an excellent opportunity for them and develop their understanding of the natural world.  Going […]

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Serve and Return: Child Responsive Caregiving

Research shows that by paying close attention to your child’s signals and cues, getting to know their interests, and responding to the different ways they communicate is crucial for healthy brain development. A bit like a lively game of tennis, ‘serve and return’ interactions can really help your child to learn and grow.

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Learning through Play

The Lloyd Park Children’s Charity believes that play is the best way to promote learning and development in a child’s early years. Children are skilled learners, and watching them play in an exciting and stimulating environment quickly demonstrates this.

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