Help early learners develop their writing skills through these fun and stimulating activites. Remember writing is not just for indoors - expand your writing environment both inside and out! These activites are easy to source and cost-effective for every Early Years setting.
There are endless benefits to taking outdoor learning to a natural or woodland setting. The Little Book of Woodland Challenges can be used in collaboration with Forest School, or as a stand alone book of activities that can take place outdoors in woodland or forest settings. Each activity provides alternative ideas if your setting does not have a woodland space. This book provides a wide range of mathematical, scientific and creative based challenges suitable for all children, including those with SEN and EAL, and addresses all areas of learning in Development Matters and the EYFS.
This fully revised Little Book contains a variety of easy, fun activities which suit different ages, stages of development and levels of skill with scissors. For the youngest children, the act of snipping is endlessly fascinating, while older children want to explore the ability to shape and control. These activities are designed to take children from basic chopping to more complex and purposeful cutting and fashioning.
Make music with everyday objects and use your own instruments to accompany recorded music or familiar songs. The book includes body rhythms, making sound with textures and surfaces, using beaters, rhythm, creating sound environments.
Following the success of the Little Book of Investigations, this book goes one step further in size, scale and scope. It covers explorations indoors, outside and in the local community, from the water in the tap, the dust on the floor, the mud in the garden, to exploring connections, constructions and other early technological experiments. The natural world, minibeasts, weather, growth, change over time and making changes to materials and the environment are included in this easy to use book. The inventive activities will all also provide opportunities for children to sustain their thinking with other children and adults while using the skills of observation and experiment.
For twenty-five years, an elusive thief has been burglarizing estates along the East Coast of the United States. Michael Savage was seventeen when he made the decision to become a career criminal in order to satisfy a desire for material possessions. Now retired after a lifetime of crime, and living in obscurity in the historical town of Lexington, Massachusetts, his world is about to come apart.Fresh out of the FBI training academy, Katherine Anderson has been given the assignment to solve this decades-old mystery on orders of the Director of the FBI, who has a personal vendetta against the thief. With the help of Senior FBI Archivist, Mary Morgan, Kate painstakingly seeks out each clue that will eventually lead her to uncover his identity. In her quest to bring him to justice, she finds herself in a clash of wills with one of America's most wanted criminals. During the investigation, her life will change forever. She will learn that being a successful thief is only one of the attributes of the man they call the Leopard. Caught in this web of deception is Elizabeth Moreartti, the thief's first love, reunited with him after two decades by a chance encounter.
One clear morning in May, Nick Thorpe left his Edinburgh flat, ducked off the commuter route and hitched a ride aboard a little white canal boat, heading west towards the sea. It was the first mutinous step in a delightful boat-hopping odyssey that would take him 2500 miles through Scotland's canals, lochs and coastal waters, from the industrial Clyde to the scattered islands of Viking Shetland. Writing with characteristic humour and candour, the award-winning author of EIGHT MEN AND A DUCK plots a curiously existential voyage, inspired by those who have left the warm hearth for the promise of a stretched horizon. Whether rowing a coracle with a chapter of monks, scanning for the elusive Nessie, hitting the rocks with Captain Calamity or clinging to the rigging of a tall ship, Thorpe weaves a narrative that is by turns funny and poignant - a nautical pilgrimage for any who have ever been tempted to try a new path just to see where it might take them. Part travelogue, part memoir, ADRIFT IN CALEDONIA is a unique and affectionate portrait of a sea-fringed nation - and of the drifter's quest to belong.