The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Between the ages of 3 and 6, children are learning and developing a lot! In the UK, the curriculum for this age group is called the Early Years Foundation Stage or EYFS for short. There are seven key areas of learning and development within the EYFS. These are used by the majority of early years settings in the UK. If your child was to attend a childminder, nursery or school they would more than likely be working their way through the EYFS.
The prime areas are Communication and language, Physical development and Personal, Social and Emotional development. For younger children it is important to ensure a strong foundation in these three areas. All seven areas of learning are interconnected and you will find that Early Years Fun Subscription boxes include packs that will help with more than one area of learning. They have been designed this way so that children get an all round education and also because children’s interests change. One child might spend more time having fun with a sense it pack, whilst another child might take a long time concentrating on a design it pack. Both children will be developing the same areas but in their own way! There are 12 different types of packs that are designed to give an all round coverage of the curriculum whilst maintaining children’s interest.
The most important tool for your child’s learning and development is you! When you spend quality time doing the activity packs with your child, talking to them about what they are doing and having fun together, you are increasing their experience, development and learning. Early Years Fun Subscription boxes make this easy for you! Every pack contains all you need, other than things you will already have round the house, and the activities have been planned to give the best developmental and educational experience possible. All you need to do is grab a pack, enjoy your time together and know that you are helping your child’s education and development as you have fun!