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Teacher feeling overwhelmed by children's classroom behaviour

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A letter to the teacher who feels like they're just not getting anywhere with their students.   I see you every morning, pacing your classroom befo...

Early childhood education - building connection with children is key

early childhood building connection with children
Early childhood education - building connection with children is key I recently saw a photo of my primary school admin lady's face on Instagram, a...

What does crossing the midline mean?

What does crossing the midline mean?
What does crossing the midline mean?   The Child Development Centre describes crossing the midline as the ability to "move our arm or leg across th...

Support for children who are struggling to learn to read

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Some children learn better while moving and playing   I want to introduce you to a student that I worked with. For this article I will call her 'Sa...

Design an active learning classroom for children with developmental delay

Design an active learning classroom for children with developmental delay
How to design an active learning classroom for children with developmental delay When most of us went to school many years ago, we were often told ...

What makes children school ready? How do I know my child is ready for school?

what makes children school ready
What makes children 'school ready'? How do I know my child is ready for school?   This is a question I get asked every week from playgroups, kinder...

What is w-sitting? How to reduce w-sitting.

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What is w-sitting? W-sitting refers to the seated position whereby children sit with their feet resting behind their bottom. It is termed 'w-sitti...

Pipe Cleaner and Play Dough Fine Motor Activities

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Pipe Cleaner and Play Dough Fine Motor Activities My favourite pipe cleaner activity for encouraging fine motor skill development is creating chara...

Screen time in our kindergarten classrooms - surely it's unnecessary

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Screen time in our kindergarten classrooms - surely it's unnecessary I apologise if this offends anyone, but I feel concerned about smart devices ...

Why movement and exercise is important for children's learning and development

why movement is important for learning
Why movement and exercise is important for children's learning and development   As you may already know I am a Masters qualified Developmental Ed...

Why is balance important for children's learning and development?

why is balance important for children
Why is balance important for children's learning and development? Imagine being unsteady on your feet with poor confidence in your balance, and the...

Why I am passionate about working in the early learning sector

Why I am passionate about working in the early learning sector
Why I am passionate about working in the early learning sector   Warning: This blog post has been unedited and has been typed straight from my hear...