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    Child of Our Time: Turning 20

    Children from the groundbreaking 20 year BBC series Child of Our Time look back at growing up in the UK in the 21st Century.

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    TV Programme

    Updated on:

    05 Mar 2020

  • Child of Our Time: Turning 20

    Updated 05 Mar 2020
    Children from the groundbreaking 20 year BBC series Child of Our Time look back at growing up in the UK in the 21st Century.
  • Child development and learning activities

    Are you a parent? Do you work with young children? We've put together a variety of FREE fun tasks to share with your children to help aid them in their learning and development.

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    Activity

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Feb 2020

  • Child development and learning activities

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    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 20 Feb 2020
    Are you a parent? Do you work with young children? We've put together a variety of FREE fun tasks to share with your children to help aid them in their...
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    Activity

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    20 Feb 2020

  • Knickerbocker glory: Explore healthy eating

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Feb 2020
    Use this simple and fun activity to teach your child about healthy eating.
  • Activity

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Feb 2020

  • Float or sink?: Explore your child’s ideas about the physical world

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Feb 2020
    Will an object float or sink? Use this easy activity to explore your child's understanding of the physical world.
  • Play families: Using toys to open up communication with your child

    Children can communicate well using toys to express themselves. Use this activity with your child so that they can open up about how they are feeling. 

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Feb 2020

  • Play families: Using toys to open up communication with your child

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Feb 2020
    Children can communicate well using toys to express themselves. Use this activity with your child so that they can open up about how they are feeling. 
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    2 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Jan 2020

  • Child of Our Time: Updates from the participants

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    Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 24 Jan 2020
    Watch our short video updates from the young people who featured in Child of Our Time.
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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Oct 2019

  • Young people and stress, vulnerability and resilience

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Oct 2019
    Is risk and adversity damaging to young people? Not necessarily, writes John Oates...
  • What are the benefits of volunteering?

    By Tyrrell Golding, Stephen Harrison

    Have you ever considered becoming a volunteer? Take a look at some of the benefits and discover how you can get started...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Apr 2019

  • What are the benefits of volunteering?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Apr 2019
    Have you ever considered becoming a volunteer? Take a look at some of the benefits and discover how you can get started...
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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Apr 2019

  • Sibling rivalry: An important ingredient in sporting success?

    Sibling rivalry: An important ingredient in sporting success? Creative commons image Icon Julie Edgley | Flickr under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Apr 2019
    Are later born children more competitive in sport than their elder siblings? Jessica finds out.
  • The Children's Research Centre Hub

    The Open University's Children's Research Centre enables participation by children and young people - this collection of FREE resources explores some of their important work. 

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Feb 2019

  • The Children's Research Centre Hub

    Introductory level Updated 01 Feb 2019
    The Open University's Children's Research Centre enables participation by children and young people - this collection of FREE resources explores some of...

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  • Early years team work and leadership

    This free course, Early years team work and leadership, explores aspects of teamwork and leadership for early years practitioners.

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Apr 2020

  • Early years team work and leadership

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    Early years team work and leadership
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 27 Apr 2020
    This free course, Early years team work and leadership, explores aspects of...
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    Supporting children's development

    Supporting children’s development is an introductory course for anyone who is interested in children’s development, especially support staff in...

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    15 hours

    Updated on:

    16 Apr 2020

  • Supporting children's development

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video
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    Beginner level Duration 15 hours Updated 16 Apr 2020
    Supporting children’s development is an introductory course for anyone who is...
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    15 hours

    Updated on:

    16 Apr 2020

  • Making sense of ourselves

    This free course, Making sense of ourselves, introduces you to well-known psychological topics by asking and answering everyday questions, such as...

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    Free course

    4 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    03 Apr 2020

  • Making sense of ourselves

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    Making sense of ourselves
    Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 03 Apr 2020
    This free course, Making sense of ourselves, introduces you to well-known...
  • Introduction to child psychology

    Childhood is a time of rapid growth and development, and studying these changes is endlessly stimulating. In this free course, Introduction to...

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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Mar 2020

  • Introduction to child psychology

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Audio Audio
    Introduction to child psychology
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 27 Mar 2020
    Childhood is a time of rapid growth and development, and studying these changes is...
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    Childhood in the digital age

    This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children and discuss the potential benefits and limitations of technology...

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Feb 2020

  • Childhood in the digital age

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 04 Feb 2020
    This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children...
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    Primary education: listening and observing

    Would you like to volunteer or find work in your local primary school? Are you thinking about becoming a teaching assistant, or becoming a teacher...

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Jan 2020

  • Primary education: listening and observing

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Jan 2020
    Would you like to volunteer or find work in your local primary school? Are you...
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    Young lives: is now a good time to be young?

    This free course, Young lives: is now a good time to be young?, looks at young lives in the UK today, asking the question is this a good time to be...

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    03 Dec 2019

  • Young lives: is now a good time to be young?

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
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    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 03 Dec 2019
    This free course, Young lives: is now a good time to be young?, looks at young...
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    Children and young people: food and food marketing

    This free course, Children and young people: food and food marketing, examines food as a health issue and addresses children and young people’s...

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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    07 Nov 2019

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    Professional relationships with young people

    In some people's eyes the development of relationships is a good end in itself, as it is in relationships that we express our humanity. Young...

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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Sep 2019

  • Professional relationships with young people

    Free Course Free Course
    Professional relationships with young people Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: © John Birdsall
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 30 Sep 2019
    In some people's eyes the development of relationships is a good end in itself, as...