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Sometimes, on social media, we look at photos of children's spaces or early childhood settings and wonder how we could recreate that if we only had the resources or money... This tyre was found on the side of the road and given a good clean and the camphor beam from someone on a Facebook community page... Outcome: Hours of learning across many developmental areas and totally flexible open ended materials. How can you create a similar space for the children in your life? πŸ’— Jane
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How do you cater for different abilities with multiple age groups? With open ended resources or materials that each child can use according to their level of development. A fellow educator lent us this 'cash register' for the learning programme. After the older children had used this for a rich role play of 'shops' and 'online orders', the 19 month old explored the numbers and buttons and finally a very young little learner explored object permanence and the open and close function while putting cards in and out of the closing drawer. What other learning do you see here? πŸ’— Jane .
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When I post pics like this one I hope that people see more than just two babies playing. These two little people are focussing along side each other, they are problem solving, resourcing their own learning, engaging in complex communication (before they can even officially 'speak') they are strengthening those little hands and fingers (yes that will one day be used for pencil grasp), they are forming trusting bonds contributing to their sense of wellbeing. Please don't look at the photos and see cute or adorable (which it is of course) but it is So. Much. More. What do you see πŸ’— Jane .
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Feeling like you want to give up because of your growing pile of daycare paperwork? On the website I've shared 10 tips & tools to get organised & manage planning requirements. Lots of time saving strategies for early childhood educators and teachers and a free printable fact sheet as well. Search 'paperwork' to find it. #familydaycare
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Can you imagine the joy, care, precision, concentration, team work and effort in this sand pit creation. Now this is a sand birthday cake I bet any adult would want a piece of. βœ¨πŸ’–πŸŒŸ If you have ever worked in an early childhood setting you would probably have heard the following phrases: "Leave the sand in the sand pit please". "Don't mix the dirt with the sand" "Stop putting leaves in the sand pit" "Why are you picking all the flowers?" Obviously I'm not saying don't keep your sand pit clean & hygienic, and of course sand can be slippery if it spills on concrete (but what a learning opportunity for children about responsibility) but please, consider the learning that can happen if you follow the children's lead on this one... So go on, let them add some rocks, bark & some sticks for candles and watch the magic unfold. What learning do you see here πŸ’— Jane (oh ps. I sifted the sand afterwards - took me an extra 5 minutes) .
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Geo boards! Don't you love them? I am always just so delighted to see home made learning materials in any early childhood learning space -aren't you? What learning do you see here? (These geoboards are made from camphor laurel tree stumps - camphor is a weed species in nth nsw) πŸ’– Jane .
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Keepin' it real here folks! As you know I am an educator, trainer and mentor but my greatest professional joy is running family day care from my own home. But what you may not realise is that yes with infant & toddler care things get messy, toys get strewn, even with the basic principles of respect and inviting learning spaces, children still learn according to their developmental needs. And learning spaces sometimes end up looking like this 😬😬 still I would ask - what learning do you see here? πŸ’– Jane .
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And not just on one designated day - but every day. Regardless of what you make of the political history of harmony day, it is wonderful that we respect children enough to be having these conversations with them. Here's to an inclusive Australia for all βœ¨πŸ’–πŸŒŸ Jane .
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Play Based Learning! Find out how to introduce children to the concepts of sustainability and composting with this easy worm tunnel project for the garden. See all the steps at The Empowered Educator website (search 'worm tower') - this is a wonderful sustainable practice activity for homeschool and early childhood educators as well as parents!
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