Milk and Children
Aimed at those involved in decisions about the provision of milk within schools, nurseries and playgroups, this pack contains a series of factsheets on milk and milk products in the context of general nutrition, bone and dental health. It also contains information on eligibility for free or subsidised milk under the welfare food scheme and the school milk subsidy scheme.
Available free from the education department (MC), National Dairy Council 5-7 John Princes Street London W1M OAPTel: 0171 499 7822.
Touch Games 1 Touch Games 2 Touch Funfair Switch on Travel Switch on Zoo Spot On Games
For special needs and early learning, the Touch Games in this series of computer programs from the Oldham SEMERC are for non-readers using a touch screen; the Switch programs allow children to build up and animate screen pictures and to employ realistic sound-effects. The Spot On game tests reaction times and anticipation. For PCs. Single user: Pounds 24; Site licence: Pounds 48. From SEMERC, 1 Broadbent Road, Watersheddings Oldham OL1 4LB Tel: 0161 627 4469.
Teaching Your Children Art By Nigel Meager. This handbook for teachers and parents outlines developmental theories of children's art and suggests activities and ideas. It aims to prepare children for the more formal art curriculum they will meet when they start school, and can be used to help build an informal course in a playgroup, nursery or reception class. Pounds 5. National Society for Education in Art and Design, The Gatehouse, Corsham Court, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 0BZ Tel: 01249 714825.
Resources for Early Learning: Children, Adults and Stuff By Pat Gura. This new title in the 0-8 years series edited by Tina Bruce explores the use of play materials such as blocks, beads, climbing frames and dolls in early childhood development. It focuses on working with children, rather than for them, and the choices involved in an inquiry-based approach. Pounds 9.99. Hodder Stoughton Educational.