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The Foundation Stage Forum Limited, creators of 'Tapestry', the online learning journal, publish podcasts on a wide variety of hot topics within the areas of early years education and technology. Visit us at eyfs.info for more information and to join in our lively professional forum for teachers and everyone involved in early years.

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    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

The Foundation Stage Forum Limited, creators of 'Tapestry', the online learning journal, publish podcasts on a wide variety of hot topics within the areas of early years education and technology. Visit us at eyfs.info for more information and to join in our lively professional forum for teachers and everyone involved in early years.

    Helping to make music accessible for all children with Musical Storyland

    Helping to make music accessible for all children with Musical Storyland

    This week on the FSF Tapestry Podcast Jules chatted with producer Jen Redmond, trumpeter Sean Chandler, and BSL interpreter Lizzie Wharton, who have all been part of the CBeebies Musical Storyland series. They discussed the ideas behind the series and the teacher resources that accompany it. Sean shared his experiences as a DeaF musician, the importance of role models and representation, and working with Jen and Lizzie.

    You can find the video version of this podcast here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im-7-re7TCQ&ab_channel=TapestryOnlineLearningJournal

    To find the Musical Storyland films and resources you can go to the BBC Teach website:

    https://bbc.in/49VFloa

    • 47 min
    The impact of animal assisted therapy for neurodivergent and disabled children

    The impact of animal assisted therapy for neurodivergent and disabled children

    Jules and Anya talk to Lotte Skinner, chief operating officer of Corey’s Farm, a setting which offers animal assisted therapy to neurodivergent and disabled children. They discuss the incredible impact nature and animals (including Elliot the bearded dragon!) have on the children and families who attend Corey’s Farm.

    https://coreysfarm.org.uk/

    • 29 min
    Talking a closer look at how we build meaningful relationships with families

    Talking a closer look at how we build meaningful relationships with families

    Stephen and Jules chat with advisory teacher and anti-racism trainer Jaziea Farag, taking a deep dive into the words and phrases we use when we’re talking about building relationships with families – what do they really mean, and what do they look like in the day-to-day life of a setting.

    • 41 min
    The importance of school libraries: creating a culture of reading

    The importance of school libraries: creating a culture of reading

    Jules chats with primary school librarian Rumena Aktar about what libraries bring to children’s reading experiences, creating inclusive spaces so children have ownership over their reading, and Rumena shares advice for schools to improve or set up their libraries.

    • 41 min
    Hearing the voices of young Black authors

    Hearing the voices of young Black authors

    Ben and Jules chat with best-selling author and publisher Winsome Duncan about the work she does, including the Look Like Me Book Challenge enabling young Black authors to publish their writing. They discuss the writing and publication process, some of the challenges, and what needs to be done to change children’s literature to be more inclusive of Black and Brown characters.

    For children's storytelling workshops click here: www.looklikeme.co.uk

    • 1 hr
    There is no one way to be a family: building an LGBTQIA+ inclusive learning community

    There is no one way to be a family: building an LGBTQIA+ inclusive learning community

    Ben and Jules chat with teacher and trainer Caprice Fox about talking with children about LGBTQIA+, the importance of belonging, and the language and resources to support you to create an inclusive learning community. Useful resources mentioned in this episode are linked below:

    https://www.popnolly.com/
    https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/445987/my-magic-family-by-jeffs-lotte/9780241560518

    • 36 min

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