Magazine June 2019

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June is the perfect month to teach the children about butterflies. Learning about their life cycle is a great way to introduce them to biology and environmental topics. We have a wonderful activity for making your own butterfly life cycle … and June wouldn’t be complete without a Father’s Day craft too! We’ve got a lovely template that you can download so the children can make their own stick puppet for the father figures in their lives. Don’t forget to send us your photos! We really hope you enjoy all the new stories, advice articles and craft activities in this month’s magazine – all of which are written to help you with the efficient running of your setting and to promote the health, happiness and wellbeing of the children in your care.

Hello and welcome to the June edition of the Parenta magazine!

June is a busy month here at Parenta HQ. The team is really looking forward to Childcare Expo Manchester on 14th

and 15th June and will be on hand to give you valuable advice and guidance on apprenticeships and upskilling your

staff. We will also be demonstrating all our software solutions – do come and visit us – you’ll find us on stand B46!

The excitement is mounting for the annual Parenta Trust Rally which sets off at the end of the month. Teams of cars and

motorbikes will cross eight counties in five days, travelling 2,000 miles to raise vital funds for our charity, Parenta Trust who

builds pre-schools for young children in deprived areas of the world. Look out for more rally news next month!

The weather is warming up, visits to the beach are on the horizon for some; and with that, comes the temptation to let the little ones swim in

the sea. Tragically, drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death in children in the UK. The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK)

runs an annual Drowning Prevention Week (14th – 24th June) to raise awareness of the problem and to reduce the number of drowning (and

near-drowning) incidences that happen. Advice on how it’s never too early to start water safety education can be found on page 14.

June is the perfect month to teach the children about butterflies. Learning about their life cycle is a great way to introduce them to biology

and environmental topics. We have a wonderful activity for making your own butterfly life cycle … and June wouldn’t be complete without

a Father’s Day craft too! We’ve got a lovely template that you can download so the children can make their own stick puppet for the father

figures in their lives. Don’t forget to send us your photos!

Congratulations to our guest author competition winner! Joanna Grace’s article and activity “Secrets of the search jar” proved to be very

popular with our readers. We’re always on the lookout for new authors to contribute insightful articles for our monthly magazine. If you have

written on a topic relevant to early years and would like to be in with a chance to win £50 in shopping vouchers, turn to page 31 for details.

We really hope you enjoy all the new stories, advice articles and craft activities in this month’s magazine – all of which are written to help you

with the efficient running of your setting and to promote the health, happiness and wellbeing of the children in your care.

Please feel free to share with friends and colleagues!

Allan

INSPIRED

Read about the journey

of a mother and teacher

who was so inspired by

the Finnish education

system that she started

The Family Learning

School.

hello

WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY

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JUNE 2019 ISSUE 55

IN THIS EDITION

REGULARS

17 What our customers say

23 Father’s Day stick puppet craft

31 Write for us for a chance to win £50

NEWS

4 Local MP officially opens award-winning day

nurseries in Plymouth

5 Elmscot Broussa Nursery strengthens community

spirit

6 Family Learning School - a new model of

education

8 Parenta Trust news

ADVICE

10 Learning Disability Week

14 Drowning Prevention Week

18 The life cycle of a butterfly

22 Father’s Day

26 Diabetes Week - #SeeDiabetesDifferently

38 7 tips for nystagmus success in the classroom

INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Tracy Newberry gives tips on how to soothe a restless baby 24

Stacey Kelly shares how to use stories to nurture self-awareness 28

7 tips for nystagmus success in the classroom 38

CHANGE

32

This time of year can

be stressful for young

children, as they

approach big changes

in their lives. Gina Smith

shares tips on how to

help children with the

transition into school.

COMMUNICATION

Joanna Grace shares some great

practical advice for negotiating with

children who seem set on digging

their heels in and resisting your every

instruction.

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12 Communication hacks

20 Exploring the real heroes in our lives

24 How to soothe a restless baby

28 Using stories to nurture self-awareness

32 Coping with change

36 How to help parents boost their child’s

vocabulary

Drowning Prevention Week 14

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