Category: Early learning

Articles on early childhood education

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Fun activities to help young children improve their communication skills from home

Developing and promoting strong communication skills is vital for young children. Your child’s nonverbal communication (such as pointing, gesturing, and facial expressions), their capacity to comprehend language, and their use of different sounds, are all precursors for speech production. They...

/ September 22, 2020
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How can we better understand and support young children’s digital experience through play?

For two decades I’ve talked, explored and tried to better understanding the role of digital technology in children’s lives and how that relates to early childhood education. And, over that time the presence of digital technology in all of our...

/ June 19, 2020

How to provide a virtual ‘group time’ to young children

How to provide a virtual ‘group time’ to young children Keeping connected and engaged with your families and their children is so very important during this time of disconnect, isolation and uncertainty. One of the ways of doing this is...

/ April 16, 2020
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10 considerations for ECE leaders responding to Covid-19

Leaders across the ECE sector are being forced to rethink many parts of their operations as Covid-19 changes perceptions, practices and permitted activities. Over the last two weeks, I’ve been talking with CEO’s and leaders of ECE services in Australia,...

/ April 8, 2020

Preparing for and teaching through COVID-19

In Sauquoit New York, nestled on acres of land sits an enchanting place where children spend their days being outside and in touch with the natural world. Young Einsteins is a haven where children are given the opportunity to garden,...

/ April 1, 2020
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How to support children’s learning at home, through play

With more early childhood centres being closed around the world due to Covid-19, many parents are suddenly finding themselves in a ‘home-schooling’ situation. This sounds simple in theory, but the reality can be quite daunting. We want to help families...

/ March 31, 2020
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Learning at home – Music, creativity, loose parts & quiet time

These ideas from our education team will help get your children’s creativity flowing as well as some suggestions for relaxing, quieter experiences. Musical ideas Game: Statues, musical chairs or cushions Sing your welcome song together that you would sing at...

/ March 30, 2020
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Learning at home – Everyday activities and dramatic play

Children learn best when engaged in fun and meaningful activities, and there are plenty of opportunities to be involved in this type of learning at home. Our team of educators have put together some ideas of experiences to do with...

/ March 30, 2020
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Learning at home: Outdoor adventures & using our senses

Some of the best learning can take place in your own backyard. We put together some ideas of activities you can do with your children that will help them use their senses and connect with nature. Outdoor adventures Gardening Discovering...

/ March 30, 2020
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Learning at home – Literacy, math and science

It is a common misconception that children don’t learn math, science, language or literacy until they start at school. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth! Children practice and develop the foundations for these skills when they are very...

/ March 30, 2020