8 Key Principles for Effective Child Assessment

Parents, teachers, and caregivers are faced with several significant challenges when incorporating the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework in terms of childhood development. While an understandable amount of attention is placed upon activities and teaching methods during this stage, we need to remember that assessing a child is the best way to appreciate his or her unique strengths and weaknesses. Let us look at eight important assessment principles. 

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 7 Transformable Outfit Ideas to Bring You From Work to Play

We’ve all had those moments when we’re staring at a full closet thinking “I have nothing to wear!”. That dreaded moment when nothing in your wardrobe feels appropriate for the occasion and even your go-to, staple pieces are falling short. Those exasperating times are not great omens for looking and feeling your best. Arguably the most daunting sartorial challenge is finding an outfit that seamlessly transitions from day to night, or work to play.  

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Learn How To Play Musical Instruments On Your Own

Are you a music enthusiast passionate about improving your knowledge of musical instruments? Do you have a particular musical instrument of interest you wish to learn how to play? Are you unable to join a musical training class due to the lockdown? Do you have challenges in getting a musical instrument trainer? I am glad to show you how you can learn your favorite musical instrument on your own. 

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Games Kids Can Play Outside in Spring

The birds are chirping; the sky is blue; why are they sitting on the sofa glued to devices. Help get your kids off the sofa and motivated.

Spring is one of the best times of the year to get children active outdoors. The temperature is perfect for games kids can play outside and all the back yard fun you can possibly imagine.

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5 Unique Ways to Get Your Child to Have Fun Outdoors

Between the TV, video games and mobile devices, your child may be spending too much time in the house. Getting children to stay outside more is only effective if they enjoy what they do. Exposure to the outdoor environment is good for your child’s health. They get some Vitamin D from the sun, not to mention the outdoor is great for physical and mental well-being. An added advantage is that you can prevent kids from making a mess in the house. Coming up with activities that will spark excitement requires a bit of creativity but here are a few.

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How to Create a Safe Outdoor Space for Your Child to Play In

Guest post contributed by Hannah Whittenly

Playing outside is a favorite activity for many children, and it is a healthy way for them to spend their free time. After all, when they are running around and playing actively outdoors, they are getting plenty of exercise, and they are exposed to fresh air and sunshine. However, children can easily get injured or harmed in other ways when playing outdoors if they are not in a safe, secure place. These tips will help you to create an ideal outdoor space for your children.
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Homemade Play Dough Recipe

Play Dough


 

Homemade Play Dough Recipe

Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 15 Drops Food Coloring (your preference!)

Instructions

  1. Cook all ingredients in a 1 1/2 quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly for 4 minutes or until mixture forms a ball.
  2. Remove from saucepan and allow to cool on flat surface for 5 minutes.
  3. Kneed dough for approx. 30 seconds or until it is smooth and blended.
  4. Cool completely.
  5. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes. Have fun!
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