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- Children's Imaginations - What is the Adult's Role in Nurturing Creative Children? 1 week ago I had an interesting conversation with a grandmother at one of my recent classes. In the class we decorated pebbles with markers, adding googly eyes and stickers, if the children wished. The children were aged 2-4 and the grandparent had joined with … Continue reading →
- Why Is Pretend Play Important? 2 months ago Great Pretenders recently asked if I could write a guest post for their blog. I hadn’t come across them before but I was blown away by the wonderful play costumes that they create. So of course I said … Continue reading →
- Teaching 2-Year-Olds: Advice for Teachers Who are New to this Age Group. 3 months ago Most Pre-school teachers in the UK are experienced at teaching children aged 3-5. It is rare however, that graduates or teachers with Qualified Teacher Status are appointed to teach children of 2 or under. This may be set to change, as children … Continue reading →
- Why Do Young Children Draw Belly Buttons? 3 months ago My youngest daughter (age 4) has recently started to draw detailed pictures. Mostly they are people. She always starts with the eyes, adds a nose and mouth and then draws the circle for a head. After adding hair, she draws … Continue reading →
- Hallowe'en Songs for Pre-schoolers. 3 months ago When it comes to Hallowe’en my repertoire of songs is not as large as some other seasonal favourites. Tweaking a few nursery songs and finding a few favourites online, I put together a small package of activities for a preschool music session. … Continue reading →
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- Top Tips for Grocery Shopping in the US Writing Contest March 2013 When I moved to the US I expected shopping to be different. In particular I expected a lot of processed foods and fewer fresh items. In some ways I was pleasantly surprised, fruit and veg sections are abundant with a large amount of organic produce,...
- Chewing Gum as a Reward?… Getting Acquainted with Weird American School Customs Education and International Schools Starting school in America has taken a bit of getting used to for my daughter and me. Certain things we expected to be different like spelling and history but some we didn’t anticipate, like having to re-learn the words for punctuation. Her...
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