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- Let's Welcome Autism with Open Arms 2 weeks ago Today is world autism awareness day. I worked with children on the spectrum and their families for many years. Each child was different and wonderful in their own way. Often fear of the unknown drives people to keep their distance, … Continue reading →
- The Mirror Table 2 weeks ago The girls often enjoy mirror play, I’ve tried a number of different types. I love this big one but it is very fragile and difficult to store. For small projects, I have an oval mirror in a tray but it isn’t … Continue reading →
- British Children Learning to Read and Write in the US. 2 months ago I knew my youngest children would learn to read and write in the US and as a result I would have to accept that they would spell differently and use American phrases and grammar. There are some unexpected differences however that I … Continue reading →
- Children's Imaginations - What is the Adult's Role in Nurturing Creative Children? 3 months ago I had an interesting conversation with a grandmother at one of my recent classes. In the class we decorated pebbles. The children were aged 2-4 and she had joined with a 2- year-old who was fascinated by stones. He drew on the pebbles … Continue reading →
- Why Is Pretend Play Important? 5 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 →
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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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