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Meet the Queen of England

5/1/2019 12:48 PM

Everyone should see the world through Tess' eyes...
My five-year-old niece lives in an exciting world (last week she found a polar bear in her shoe), everyone is a potential friend (the window cleaner has an invite to her birthday party) and she's not afraid to dream big (meet the next Queen of England). She's also not afraid to show affection, appreciation or love.

Yesterday, as we walked home from school she told me all about her teacher...

 

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The importance of play

6/23/2015 3:28 PM

23rd June 2015

Every parent knows that education is important for our little ones once they get to the right age. But play is just as important and it's not only for the very young - let's not forget about it once they start school. Play is vital at any age for developing creativity, problem-solving skills, and self-confidence. It helps children develop socially - partly because they're often interacting with others when they play, but even solo play helps them learn ways to express themselves clearly. It helps them emotionally develop as they learn about relationships and consequences; and of course, physically develop whilst they're running around getting stronger, and keeping fit and healthy without even trying.


 

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Roleplay; the gateway to a creative and happy childhood

4/14/2015 3:38 PM

14th April 2015

Long before computer consoles, touch pads and interactive media grasped our children’s attention they would happily surround themselves with an array of magical, mystical and, yes completely fabricated settings. With a selection of friends all of whom only ever existed in the land of make believe, but were never considered any less important than real people in the eyes of the child who created them, imagination was and still is, for the most part, an integral portion of the development process in children. Being encouraged to role play is proven to have a positive effect on several crucial areas of child growth including; cognitive development, communication and language development, social development and lastly, physical development.

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Children and creativity

1/2/2009 8:42 AM

2nd January 2010

I watched a really thought provoking video on YouTube today which confirmed everything I believe about children and creativity and underpins the exact reasons why I find Pyjama Drama so rewarding a career.

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