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Principles into Practice cards, originally released alongside the 2008 EYFS, but still relevant to settings today.
Learning and Play: a quick fun guide for parents on the value of play, with activity ideas and tips
Early Home Learning Matters: our hugely popular best practice guide on working with parents to achieve effective parental involvement
Is it Legal: easy access to dissolving the myths around what is and isn’t legal for families and children
From Breakfast to Bedtime: helps parents of very young children get through the day
The Children are Unbeatable Alliance and The Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children offer advice pages to promote positive discipline, rather than resorting to physical punishment
Encouraging better behaviour: A practical guide to positive parenting and Keeping your cool: Advice for parents on managing stress and anger are useful NSPCC resources to help parents make the right decisions.
GroBrain offer range of resources for professionals working with parents of babies 0-1, to support attachment and healthy brain development
Words for Life offers a range of excellent resources for helping children to develop reading and language skills, helpfully broken down into age ranges.
Muddyfaces have produced a free guide to to help increase the understanding and confidence of practitioners aiming to develop mud play and mud kitchens with groups.
The Department for Education has the cards provided under the 2008 EYFS available for download which still contains some useful information, and you can access the current (May 2008) version of the EYFS here.
Gussin Paley, V. (2005) A Child’s Wok, The Importance of Fantasy Play, University of Chicago Press.
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