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Early Years Magazine - Issue 8

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Early Years Magazine - Issue 8plastic play coins

This month’s magazine is a rich and varied mix. Ian Thompson is back with his second article on counting and we have a case study from a Sure Start Children’s Centre. Other articles feature financial education, young children’s fascinations and a childminder mum’s blog – so there really is something for everyone.


Editor's Entrée
Find out about the first online early years foundation degree to focus on babies and toddlers, a childminder mum’s blog and pick up a reminder to check out the Primary Magazine too.
Ideas Box
We’d like to help you share your great ideas. Use the Ideas Box to share good practice – any topic, any area, as long as it's something to do with early years mathematics.
Focus on...Money
The story of Jack and the Beanstalk was the vehicle for numeracy activities to explore money and financial education in the early years over a two-week period. Find out how you might use a traditional story to explore financial education.
R4U - Research for You
Ian Thompson is back with the second of his two articles on counting. This time he shares an unpublished thesis by Bob Bruce. Bruce’s model involves a three-part theory incorporating the concepts of oral counting, enumeration and counting for cardinality. Ian explains the differences between these three concepts and relates them to the classroom.
Case study
This month’s case study focuses on a course held at a Sure Start Children’s Centre. Learning on a Shoestring helps parents and carers to support their children’s learning through play with everyday items found around the home.
Maths to share - CPD for you and your colleagues
Explore how you might use the DCSF (now the DfE) document, Finding and exploring young children’s fascinations – Strengthening the quality of gifted and talented provision in the early years for CPD.
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