Words Up Early update

Following engagement with the Words Up Early (Level 1) Key Messages Training there has been guidance developed by education practitioners and speech and language therapists to support practitioners to embed the Words Up Early Key messages in their practice. This guidance has been shared with practitioners in their second and third year of the Emerging Literacy networks and at the recent ELC Expansion webinar.

The Words Up Early Key Messages Guidance Notes March 2019 provide an overview of how ELC practitioners and teachers can embed the Words Up Early key messages in their practice and the Words Up One Early Monitoring Tool March 2019 can be used to support ongoing self-evaluation and reflection on the progress that is being made.

CLICK HERE: Words Up Early Key Messages Guidance Notes March 2019
CLICK HERE: Words Up One Early Monitoring Tool March 2019

Get the bairns oot! An outdoor kindergarten in Norway

If you are interested in evaluating and developing your outdoor learning then why not take the time to look at this latest resource posted on the National Improvement Hub.

Through a series of 10 short video clips, Norwegian Kindergarten owner/manager Turid Boholm of Bukkenspranget Natur Barnehage shares different aspects of her setting’s outdoor learning approach. Turid discusses the rationale behind the approach and the impact this has on her children and their families. Questions are linked to each video to encourage Early learning and childcare (ELC) practitioners and leaders to reflect on current provision in relation to these clips.

Schemas: Learning through play

SchemasHave you ever watched a child at play and wondered why they are continually repeating certain actions? If so, it is possible that the child is engaging in schematic play.

Schematic play happens when babies, toddlers and young children are involved in repeating actions or certain behaviours as they explore the world around them and try to find out how things work. These specific actions or behaviours are called ‘schemas’. They can vary from child to child and some children never display schematic play or behaviours

Eduaction Scotland has recently produced information on their Parentzone which will be helpful for parents and practitioners. Please CLICK HERE  to access this information.

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