How to make a Christmas wreath with children
Use natural loose parts, glue and cardboard for this simple Christmas craft. Hang up the finished wreath as a door or wall decoration, or place a jar candle in the middle for an attractive table centre.
Learning from intergenerational practice
Pixie sits happily with Irene to enjoy lunch together. They are in their own world, absorbed by each other and beautifully attuned – a partnership of equals. Pixie is 14 months old and Irene 97 years young, born nearly a century apart.
Resiliency reminds me of the pop-up doll I had as a child. It was egg-shaped, full of air, and had a rounded bottom that was weighted. I could push it over and it would always pop back up again. But the full experience of resiliency is…
What was life like before ‘childhood’ existed? Children worked in mines and factories; nobody celebrated birthdays, and by the age of seven children were considered adults. Then along came Friedrich Froebel.
Building blocks? Brilliant!
Block play opens a doorway to discovery of math, technology, engineering, design and even architecture.
Creating indoor environments for young children
A good early childhood environment supports play, hands-on-learning and whole child development.