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September 28, 2020

Learning How to Learn

Learning how to learn is vital to success in life and the understanding and actively supporting the development of the characteristics of effective learning is…
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September 28, 2020

Building Childrens Brains

Simply in evolutionary terms, children are vulnerable for a very long time.  As a parent it feels like a massively long time when they are…
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September 28, 2020

The wonderful world of messy learning

“A child’s early experiences at touching and being touched, through their infancy, toddler and pre school years are incredibly important for not only developing tactile…
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July 26, 2020

Schema: The way children learn about their world

Each parent, watching their 2, 3 or 4-year-old, recognises the frenetic pace and fleeting attention they seem to apply to every activity they choose.  A…
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May 31, 2020

A Secure Attachment: You and Your Baby

The term ‘attachment’ is used to describe ‘the special relationship a child develops with their main caregiver(s)’.1 According to ‘attachment theory’, there are different types…
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April 30, 2020

What does ‘Ready for School’ mean?

Cathy Nutbrown, Children’s Rights and Education (1996) <i>"There is a mischievous mistruth in the belief that doing certain things early helps children get ready for…
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March 31, 2020

Our Youngest Children’s Play: Treasure Baskets and Loose Parts Play

At Our Monkey Club we understand the need for children to experience real, everyday items for the development of their understanding of the world.  Without…
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