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Sooo these moments made us all go ‘wow’ 😮🤩. We literally did not know what they were capable of on the bars, until we let them try. Maybe that’s a mantra for this voting season too 🤔? Or not. #happyvoting #wemove #onwardsandupwards #electionday .
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Future architects absorbed in their building work. More creativity displayed during messy play on Thursday. #popphalftermfeb19
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#loosepartsplay #creativeplay #toddlerplayideas #building #creativityliveshere #playgroundlagos #earlyyearsideas #earlyyearslagos #popplagos

Ok, honest time. As I set up this table I felt we just needed more for it. More trains, more hay (I went in search of brown shredded paper last week) and then I even wanted to add some mud, you know like a farm. We call this ‘small world’. But I didn’t find or get the chance to. So when I looked up on Thursday and saw these two moving the animals, playing together without marking territories or arguing, I smiled and snapped. .
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I reminded myself that you don’t need to have ‘everything’ for play & learning to happen. Start somewhere and they will bring their own creative ideas and imagination to complete it. In fact, that’s the best part about play!⭐️😍🤗.
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Remember those days of climbing trees? Running around outside with friends. Old school play! This week we’ve seen some risky play and plenty of determination🙌🏾😍👊🏽.
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#popphalftermfeb19 #kidgymnastics #physicaleducation #outdoorplay #wildschooling #oldschoolplay #riskyplaymatters #playgroundlagos #popplagos

Still on the outdoor area, this is the other side❤️. We really wanted to have at least one physically challenging ‘something’ outside. For this, the handle bars (red) have been 👌🏾. Check stories to see how they are being used. .
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“It’s a bridge”. Wish I could show you her full proud face. Someone suggested Lekki Ikoyi link bridge. Designed by 4yo above using loose parts in the outdoor area today👊🏽🙌🏾❤️ #CreativityLivesHere
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#notyourusualplayground
#thefutureisbright #outdoorplay #wildschooling #earlyyearsideas #creativekids #earlyyearslagos #loosepartsplay #letthemplay #popplagos

Our outdoor learning space 😍. This is one side. .
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The half term theme is ‘the great outdoors’ so the older toddlers are spending most of the day in this space you see and they’ve been the very definition of busy, lol.
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#outdoorlearning #oldschoolplay #sandplay #sandpit #booknook #baking #mudkitchen #toddlerart #toddlerartideas #popplagos

Our new outdoor space 😍. Why should reading be reserved for being indoors? The children can get comfy, read and play in this book nook/literacy corner! And that’s what they did this morning❤️.
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Swipe to see first in (his mum won’t be surprised!) .
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#natureplayground #readingnook #earlyyearsideas #earlyyearslagos #booknook #childrensbooks #adventureplayground #letthemplay #popplagos

With today’s news, it is even more clear that we don’t need more of the same thing when it comes to education. What can we do in early years age 0-5?
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1. Let children get creative and do more art, they will learn to be problem solvers.
2. Let children choose their own play, they get used to thinking for themselves and doing their own critical analyses.
3. Give children open ended toys, encouraging research and exploration and lovers of learning. When we are open to continuous learning, the only way is upwards and growth.
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Click highlights to see last half term club pictures and we’re doing it again next week! #littlebylittle #littledrops #bigocean #popphalftermfeb19 #earlyyearslagos #earlyyearsideas #creativekids #letthemplay #popplagos

Check, you’ll see that they’re all doing their thing and that’s truly how this activity went. No adult hands were getting in the way or holding their little hands. Toddlers figure these things out fast (using pipettes takes practice though) and anyway there’s no wrong way to play with ice and water 😉. I heard at least one child say ‘more salt please’. Later the sun did the rest of the work and a few rushed out to see the progress 😍🤗❤️.
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#Youngestchild1yo #sciencefortoddlers #messytoddlerplay #messyplaylagos #fortheloveofsteam #loversoflesrning #loversofscience #toddlerplayideas #playlagos #poppplayschool #earlyyearslagos #earlyyearsideas

This is day 7 of the tree. Materials needed: Glue stick, ‘leaves’ and ‘tree’. Simple. But, it’s a reminder that there are some things you can predict the children will love (eg water - previous post) and some activities that they will surprisingly love (this one!!!). I think we’ll all be sad when the project is complete and we have to take it down😅. .
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Check stories for the evolution of our tree over 7 days. Steam club starts tomorrow, age 2-5, send an email to find out more.
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