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The Keeno Explores series has been mapped against the EYFS Framework and Profile
COMMUNICATION & LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
Children are given opportunities to experience a rich language environment, to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves. They speak and listen in a range of situations.
KEENO's story books provide a rich language environment and encourage talking about the story, speaking and listening.
The guided reading prompt questions encourage expression around the story, characters and personal learning.
Vocabulary flashcards introduce and reinforce topic relevant language.
Quirky flashcard decks provide opportunities for individual and group expression, including potential gamification.
Topic based resources provide a range of activities to encourage speaking and listening with adults and peers.
The story telling posters and characters encourage confidence and skills in speaking and listening by retelling the story and extending imaginative storytelling.
The sing-a-long jingles provide opportunities to develop confidence in expression.
Children are given opportunities to begin to link sounds and letters and begin to read and write. They are given access to a range of reading materials to ignite their interests.
KEENO's story books provide opportunities to encourage linking of sounds and letters, reading and ignites interest in exploring imagination and extension of core topic and themes.
Topic based resources provide mark making and writing activities linked to the story topic.
The sing-a-long jingles provide opportunities to explore rhyme and rhythm.
PERSONAL, SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Children are given opportunities to develop a positive sense of self, forming positive relationships with others, develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings. They understand appropriate behaviour in groups and have confidence in their own abilities.
KEENO's story books develop confidence by using the wagging and woofing theme to recognise and acknowledge learning.
The storytelling posters and characters encourage engagement and interaction with others through imaginative role play and story telling.
Children are given opportunities to develop and strengthen their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers. They calculate simple addition and subtraction problems and describe shapes, space and measure.
KEENO's story books and topic resources provide activities that encourage counting, understanding and using numbers.
Topic and craft based resources offer a range of activities to support the development of counting, number recognition, sequencing, development of matching and sorting skills, and understanding of shape, space and measure.
Children are given opportunities to be active and interactive, to develop their co-ordination, control and movement. They begin to understand the importance of physical activity and to make healthy food choices.
KEENO's colouring books provide opportunities for pencil control, writing and drawing activities.
Topic and craft based resources provide opportunities for fine motor skill development through activities involving cutting, folding and sticking.
UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD
Children are given opportunities to make sense of their physical world and their community by exploring, observing and finding out about people, places, technology and the environment.
KEENO's stories and activities support a range of topics linked to the physical world, people, places and communities.
EXPRESSIVE ARTS & DESIGN
Children are given opportunities to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials as well as encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings. They experience art, music, dance, movement and role play.
KEENO's colouring books provide opportunities for personal expression through art.
Topic based resources offer role play activities to support exploration and play.
The story telling posters and characters provide opportunities to share thoughts, ideas and feelings through imaginative story telling.
Craft based resources provide opportunities that encourage exploration with a wide range of materials.
Sing-a-long resources encourage music, dance and movement.
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