There is an abundance of ideas and activities all over Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook that point to many 'learning experiences' and activity set ups for young children and whilst I appreciate the sharing community of educators all wanting to do the best by children, many of these pinned activities are devoid of their learning context, … Continue reading Looking for Learning, Seeking Meaning-Making: Fostering meaning-making in a learning experience
Projects and Progettazione: An alternative to the trashy crafty tat of Christmas!
The construction of learning projects with young children is an area I have been interested in since first visiting the pre-schools of Reggio Emilia several years ago. At the moment with the advent of Christmas, educational (???) blogs are abundant with festive craft projects for children including fablon snowmen, cotton spool christmas trees and glittery paper … Continue reading Projects and Progettazione: An alternative to the trashy crafty tat of Christmas!