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By: Carol Scott

10 DecWhy touch is essential to a baby’s development


Touch is one of the nicest senses to share. The touch of people close to babies can have a hugely calming…

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03 DecWords of advice for new parents


In every new parent’s voice, you can hear the excitement and wonder as they tell you, ‘It’s a boy’ or ‘It’s…

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18 NovAchieve deeper learning with an inquiry-based approach


Imagination is essential in the learning process and can advance cognitive development. Young children often learn about historical events, different cultures…

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14 NovCreative capers in concoction corner


Children are curious creatures. They explore, question, and wonder; and by doing so, they learn. Jamie loves to experiment. He loves unusual things. He is always keen…

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07 NovLet’s hear it for hearing


Scientists would suggest that, even before birth, each one of us has an awareness of our surroundings through our senses, one…

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30 OctLet’s paint with hot chocolate!


Not much can beat the warm, comforting taste and aroma of a cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day,…

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25 OctSpotlight on Sight


As well as the senses of touch, taste and smell, sight plays an important role in the initial stages of the…

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15 OctCommunicating through the senses


Focusing on a child’s senses will provide you with many ways to help them to develop effective communication, social and emotional…

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11 OctMy 6 favourite dough recipes


Use these tried and tested recipes to create a selection of malleable materials to tempt children’s senses. Then try adding your…

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04 Oct3 purposeful play ideas for babies


From the moment they are born, babies are aware of their own physical needs for comfort and care. They know that…

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28 SepThe basics of bonding with babies


New born babies actively respond to their world through sensing noise, touch, smell, light and taste. They recognise their mothers’ voices…

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14 SepA new day, a new term, moments of infinite possibilities!


A new day I delivered three in service days across Scotland, in three different authorities, in three days last week. It’s…

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14 SepLet’s pretend with stories, songs and rhymes


From the moment they are born, babies learn about their world. As they grow older they will explore it in more…

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29 MayNarrowing the Vocabulary Gap Conference


#Scotland – the best place to grow up! A phrase we have been hearing and using for a few years now….

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