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How Children Learn

At birth the brain has all the 12 billion nerve cells it will ever have however during early development, connections or pathways form between the cells called synapses are built and these connections that form make up the mental process known as learning.Millions of these connections form during the early years, some of which will be pruned off through not being used while others will develop in more complex ways by being used frequently.
4/4/2019
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Education

Montessori Activities at Home - Part 4

We believe in the principles of Montessori education and encourage you to employ simple activities at home with your children to see the benefits for yourself. The concentration, joy and pride in their faces is so worth it. So this is our fourth month of montessori at home and we would love to know how you got on with the last few months!
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27/02/2019
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Activities

Montessori Activities at Home - Part 3

In the third part of our series, we will explore activities that might come in handy if you are stuck inside while the weather is bad. We all know children need to focus that energy when they are indoors, so why not try the following:
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25/01/19
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Jane Gleasure
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Monkey Bars and Writing: Ofsted finds risk-averse society is impacting children’s physical development

Early Years providers who are overly worried about Health and Safety are depriving children of a crucial part of preparing them for school - developing the muscular strength and dexterity to write. According to the latest Annual Report from Ofsted, some settings are ‘compromising on the substance of their provision’ because of undue concerns about risks involved in particular activities. For example, some providers will not take children out on visits because of road safety, others do not provide climbing equipment because of the ramifications should a child get hurt.
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08/01/2019
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Jane Gleasure
Child Development

Montessori Activities at Home - Part 2

So this is our second month of montessori at home and we would love to know how you got on with last months! This month we have a couple of simple ideas to try in the kitchen, great for keeping them busy while you're cooking!
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Activities

Montessori Activities at Home - Part 1

We, at little people nurseries, believe in the principles of Montessori education and would encourage you to employ simple activities at home with your child and see the benefits for yourself. The concentration, joy and pride in their faces is so worth it.
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23 October 2018
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Jane Gleasure
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The Importance of Tummy Time for Babies

Babies need time spent on their tummies it helps them to develop their back and neck muscles needed for future movement. Babies who are laid on their backs all day do not get a chance to develop these crucial muscles in the same way. Regular tummy time works to increase babies' movement skills and confidence needed for crawling and also helps to develop their coordination and balance and babies that engage in regular time on their front each day are generally able to roll, crawl, sit, stand and walk earlier than babies that do not.
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Child Development

Benefits of Yoga For Babies

Babies are naturally very limber and flexible and physical development actually happens largely through natural yoga poses which they perform with ease and aid in both their gross and fine motor skills. Encouraging these poses and the tactile stimulation involved has been found to have significant benefits to baby development and physiological processes.
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06/09/2018
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Jane Gleasure
Child Development

Cool activities to keep little ones busy in this hot weather

With the weather being so hot and summer holidays around the corner we thought you could do with some summer fun activities to help keep your little ones cool and happy so here’s a collection of some of our favourites.
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25/07/2018
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Jane Gleasure
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Benefits of music in child development

Music plays a big part in our culture and cultures across the world, we instinctively use music to soothe babies, in play and to express love, however, there is more to this than meets the eye. Music plays a big part in the natural development of children in all areas from developing motor skills through dance and movement, to improving linguistic skills and social development. There are few things that can have as much of an impact on a child's development as music.
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10/07/2018
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Jane Gleasure
Child Development

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We have been getting very creative with Easter coming up, here are some of our gorgeous Easter bonnets, we hope you all have a wonderful Easter break and don't forget your bonnets if you're going out in the sun this weekend, so much better than a cap! 🐰🐣🥚👍 https://t.co/XiCxFPHXQ4

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