PARENTA articles

Into the woods to take only photos and leave only footprints 

Why did someone stick those apples on the trees?


Calling all superheroes - managing their play 


Exploring the real heroes in our lives

Keeping it real? The importance of fantasy play in child development

Boys will be boys! Exploring gender within the context of superhero play

I’m killing the baddies!

“I’m the goodie and you’re the baddie…!” Dealing with aggression and violent play

How practitioners can support children’s superhero play

Dear Sympathetic Sue – Discussing schemas with parents!

What are little boys made of?

Misbehaviour – are you communicating with me?

We’re going on a bear hunt…literally!

Let’s play with water!

How does your garden grow


The language of love…

What’s love got to do with it?


It’s all in the mind!

The stage is set… Lights, Camera, Action!

Safeguarding – it takes a village to raise a child…

Signs point the way to effective communication!

Write Start! Developing children’s early writing and mark-making skills

I like to move it, move it!

Terrific twos

The schema conundrum!

Great minds think alike!

Keeping children safe in the summer sun

Splish, Splash, Splosh!  The benefits of water play with young children

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, rhyming words makes you go far!


Let’s think about it – sustained shared thinking


The rules of engagement…


Let’s go outside!

Boys and girls come out to play…


“It’s not fair!”

The magic of Christmas


Smiling is infectious! Creating a welcoming early learning environment

Don’t just teach about diversity and difference – be diverse and different!

You’re not coming to my birthday party!

Give me a sign!

Get up, brush yourself down and try again!

Are you ready? Unpicking school readiness…

Once upon a time… Using Stories and Rhymes to promote learning

Again, again!

Let's go outside this Autumn!

Exploring cultural capital - the new buzz words in education

Understanding what is meant by curriculum and pedagogy

A New Year - a new resolution to help children to self regulate and become a co-regulator

Using an emotion coaching approach and not making mountains out of molehills!

Keep on talking and mind the gap!


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