They are young, but age is just a number! I have been reading a lot about and growing in my knowledge of the Reggio Emilia approach to teaching. I love that the entire approach and mindset is centered around viewing children as powerful, competent and strong. This book I am reading challenges you to look at the classroom space and environment and do deep reflection in how they are telling my students they are powerful, competent and strong and capable of remarkable things. I am loving being challenged with a fresh way to look at teaching and facilitating Kindergarten world changers. #reggioemiliaapproach#reggio
How can preschoolers capture their surroundings with a camera? 📸🎞 What a beautiful 4 month journey it has been with a class of artists! A Polaroid camera is where our investigation began. “How do you press it?” “How do I take a picture?” “Does this have batteries inside?” Such innocent conversations and questions took place when the children were introduced to an old school type of technology.
These inspiring photos are just a sample of the work that was produced during this investigation! This instalment was the very first time the children got to take pictures with this camera: I N D O O R S ✔️ _________________________________________________________
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
My kids could swim in the ocean, dig in the sand and collect rocks for days. Even though we could show up to the beach with nothing more than a towel, sometimes I like to think outside the box.
I’ve brought paints, yarn, chalk, jars, kitchen tools, pots & pans, tea kettle & cups, wood bowls... Yesterday, we wrapped driftwood with yarn. Today, we brought paint and painted rocks.
What out of the box materials or toys have you brought to the beach?
“An alarming number of parents appear to have little confidence in their ability to "teach" their children. We should help parents understand the overriding importance of incidental teaching in the context of warm, consistent companionship. Such caring is usually the greatest teaching, especially if caring means sharing in the activites of the home.”
Raymond S. Moore//
As you put the finishing touches on your school space, and gather your supplies, take the time to also breathe deeply and tell yourself that you are enough.
You were the person who led your child into walking, and sleeping at night, and eating with utensils, and you can also lead them into reading, and writing, and math, and life skills.
You have what it takes to teach your child, and in those moments when you don’t quite believe it, just take a deep breath and tell yourself the truth.
You’ve got this.
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P A S T E L • A perfect pastel sky for my soon-to-be three year old. He just looks so big to me, standing there on that rock. Gosh, last night was gorgeous, and a perfect night for a quick family dinner at the beach. 🌅🌈🌊 ♥️
If you’re stuck for what to gift a child, you probably can’t go wrong with “treasures”. The most gorgeous of loose parts, they bring so much beauty to the environment, and make wonderful open-ended toys.
I’m happy to admit I’m slightly jealous of Frida’s collection! 💎
Introducing my early education site😃
How to fall in love with your profession all over again ? That was my question for the last five years, it was never easy.
I started my career in recruitment upon my graduation back in Malaysia. Never looked back and I only moved forward (11 years in HR recruitment) . Achieved so much and my career progression was super amazing. Started off as a junior recruiter and when I left KL, I was a senior manager leading a team.
What will my future look like in Melbourne? Is recruitment meant for me, i tried the recruitment industry here but it just didn't bring the best out of me in this country. What's next? What is my second strength, yes children and the natural connection I have with them. I just love things like brain development, experiences and wholesome of a child. That's when I decided to take up early education course and yes I spent two years studying. My career in early education.....
The little ones have been exploring sense of smell by making their own scented sensory tub! They explored various ways of dissecting leaves, compare and contrast water capacity through the use on squeeze and spray bottles! The little ones observed when they add water to the dissected leaves, the water turns into green!
New post up!
Creative and Natural parenting go hand in hand for me. As a nature-inspired artist and former art professor I have a lot of thoughts on both! This post dives into our day-to-day essentials that ensures creating flows seamlessly into our daily routine. Here is a list of our essentials and why these materials work sooo well! ...