Author Archives: Maryland Care & Early Education Centre

Behaviour Management Strategies

Some important reminders when it comes to behaviour management strategies and dealing with difficult situations.   REMIND CHILDREN OF THE REASONS BEHIND RULES Allow children to be involved in the rule making process giving their input and suggestions. Get children to repeat rules back to you to show they have an understanding of what is required […]

Risky Play

“Risky play can be defined as a thrilling and exciting activity that involves a risk of physical injury, and play that provides opportunities for challenge, testing limits, exploring boundaries and learning about injury risk.” Risky play has many great benefits of children of all ages. These benefits include: Strength building Balance and coordination Problem solving skills Learning consequences […]

Outdoor Play

Definition: Play is a pivotal part of a child’s life. Outdoor play fosters opportunities for creativity, imagination, social connections, and learned behaviours. Outdoor play in greened playscapes has a positive effect on children’s social development, motor skill development, attention, and activity level. Benefits of outdoor play: The Outdoor environment supports the development of healthy and active lifestyles […]