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Weapon play


In our preschool room right now, many of the boys and some of the girls are showing an interest in superhero play. This type of dramatic play usually follows on [...]

Weapon play2020-06-26T12:01:20+09:30



If you take a moment to think back to your childhood did you have that one book that you would request over and over again, do you have fond memories [...]

BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS!2020-06-26T12:00:13+09:30

Male Educators


I will be seventeen years an educator this August 20th. I am particularly proud of my career, due to the fact that whilst training and my early days in the [...]

Male Educators2020-06-26T11:59:14+09:30

Brain Gym: What is it and how does it work?


Brain Gym is the use of physical movements to access the different parts of the brain and stimulate the nervous system enhancing learning, growth and development in both children and [...]

Brain Gym: What is it and how does it work?2020-06-26T11:58:24+09:30

The Importance of Play


‘Play is the work of a child’. – Maria Montessori. ‘Play is the highest form of research’. – Albert Einstein. There is copious research about the importance of play in [...]

The Importance of Play2020-06-26T11:55:13+09:30

Teaching Children About Cultural Awareness and Diversity


All children have the right to be treated fairly without discrimination, regardless of their colour, sex, language, religion, nationality, ethnic or social origin, disability or other status. Research shows that [...]

Teaching Children About Cultural Awareness and Diversity2020-06-26T11:54:03+09:30

STEM in the Early Years


by Natalie Pedersen In 2009 I found myself sitting at a career adviser’s desk at the University of Newcastle. I was just about to complete my first out of a [...]

STEM in the Early Years2020-06-26T11:45:25+09:30

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 [...]

Outdoor Play2018-09-21T10:56:38+09:30

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 [...]

Risky Play2018-09-21T10:56:19+09:30

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 [...]

Behaviour Management Strategies2018-09-21T10:55:53+09:30
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