Caring and Sharing: Activities for 3-5 Year Olds contains enjoyable play activities designed to develop important preschool skills and positive relationships and are linked to the Early Learning Goals of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, revised by the Department of Education for September 2012. Caring and Sharing is a very simple phrase to which young children readily respond. It sums up an approach to learning and living with others which, if begun early enough in a positive and enjoyable way, can carry a child through life. The practical activities encourage active learning and family involvement, so that the adults at home and those in the early years settings may work together consistently to support the children's developing skills and values. They include ideas for encouraging children to: enjoy using the words 'please' and 'thank you'; take turns; share; and listen to one another. In this way, children are helped to appreciate kindness and respect for members of their own family, friends and the world around them. All the books in the Activities for 3-5 Year Olds Series contain tried-and-tested activities. They are an invaluable resource of fun, easy-to-use ideas for all early years settings, from preschools and nurseries to reception classes and day nurseries.