Understanding Schemas\Behaviour

Understanding Schemas\Behaviour

Many of the behaviours that are exhibited by children are a direct response to the world around them. It can be difficult to see past the child and their behaviour and look to your practices and setting, but that is the first thing that each of us, as professionals,...
Play – The Foundation of Learning

Play – The Foundation of Learning

Have you ever sat and just watched a child play? As in, quietly sat and watched a child really, deeply involved in a world of their own creating? No interfering, no adult input, no interruptions, just a child and their ideas, thoughts, interests, and imagination? If...
Wild & Free

Wild & Free

Saturday mornings are a special and magical time for our little Family Day Care community. It is our time to explore, connect, discover. It is our time to be wild & free. A few years ago, it really came to my attention just how busy the lives of our families were....
Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure

One of the greatest discoveries of my Early Childhood career, was when I realized that children are competent and capable young humans with abilities and knowledge of the world around them already deeply embedded into their being! I know this sounds like common...
Early Childhood – Valuing Play.

Early Childhood – Valuing Play.

  The early years are essential in laying the foundation of life. These years are the blueprint for your child to grow. To learn. To discover. To become the person they are going to BE. Let’s take a moment to really put a focus on the importance of these...
The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

There is something about being outdoors that opens up the minds of humans, and in particular small humans. If you watch a young child engaged in an outdoor environment a feeling of vibrancy and freedom radiates. When I facilitate play that involves dirt, water, sand...

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