Taking learning outdoors

KIDS NEED TO PLAY OUTSIDE If you think back to your childhood and your favourite memories, there’s a good chance that many of them were created outdoors.  As children we spent a good deal of our time in gardens, parks, woodland, at the beach, playing in the street or...

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Encouraging Creativity in Early Childhood

‘All children are born artists, the problem is to remain an artist as we grow up.’ Pablo Picasso got it right. You only need to watch a small child exploring finger paints for the first time (often using any other part of their bodies than their fingers!) to...

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How can I help my child adapt to preschool?

HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD ADAPT TO PRESCHOOL So you’ve made the decision to send your child to preschool.   You’ve done your research, you’ve completed the round of school visits and you’ve finally decided on the right preschool for you and your child.  You’ve done most...

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Using Shapes

This week we took our inspiration from a real work of art.  We looked at Paul Klee's 'Castle and Sun' and how he combined shapes of different sizes and colours. First we made our own glue using flour, water and a little salt.  Little E loved this part of the process,...

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