• Sing a song of sixpence; keeping up the rhymes.

    January 15, 2017 rabbitideas

    Cost: Free! Human beings have been singing their children songs and rhymes long before written language developed. Most parents and early years workers already know that using rhymes and songs are important for developing children’s speaking and listening skills. This is why they feature so heavily in the Early Years Statutory Framework which nurseries, childminders,…

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  • Using a wipe-board.

    January 8, 2017 rabbitideas

    Cost: Wipe-board: £1 in Asda. Book: free at the local library Usually, when offered a mark making opportunity, Little chooses to draw swirls and dots: This is typical for toddler development, and I do let him do lots of this. However, I wondered this week if he would respond yet to a guided activity. We had…

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  • Rabbit Ideas is born!

    January 1, 2017 rabbitideas

    “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” John Steinbeck Why Blog? Because helping toddlers to be comfortable with early literacy matters. Because it can be done, and done well, on a budget. Because words are for everyone. As well as sharing…

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