let the children play
03/25/2017 at 08:36. Facebook
Baby play tip:

When it comes to choosing play objects for infants and toddlers the experts agree that less really is more!
let the children play
03/25/2017 at 07:28. Facebook
Getting your swing on!
Who's going? Me, me, me! I'm very much looking forward to hearing the wonderful Maggie Dent as keynote speaker.

2017 Unwrapping Conference

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Here are some images of Only about Children campuses, taken out and about on my travels. We are always looking for new team members, so if you are in Australia and an ECT, Diploma or Cert 111 looking for a position in Sydney or Melbourne send me a message and I can hook you right up to our lovely HR crew.
At about the 1.15 mark on this video my lovely FB friend Sarah Louise delivers an inspiring presentation on involving children in policy making in early education and care settings.

Well worth a look!

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Did you know there is a new kid in town? Let the Babies Play is for anyone with a baby or toddler in their world. I'd love you to hop on over and visit!

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This is hilarious and heart warming all at the same time.
Not interrupting can be one of the most valuable intentional teaching strategies:
My boys were reminiscing about all the time they spent playing in the creek next to their preschool. It is one of the clearest memories that they have of that time. They can remember the names of all the landmarks along the way - boat rock, jump rock, the secret track - and yet they can't remember the names of their teachers (and I was one of them!)

Memories of time in nature - these are...
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let the children play: a pause in nature after a busy morning at preschool

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I love the personality and homey feel of the learning spaces at Akira Learning Centre
Hmmm, I wonder what they will do with these?
And to think the department have told us off for having pot plants in an outdoor area where children could bump/fall against - I'm so glad there are places like these where children have the opportunity to experience risk and challenge and the natural world!
Please tell me I'm not the only one who gets excited about collecting resources like these!
I would be at this one in a flash if I lived in New Zealand!
"I will not hijack their play to make it fit into my mold of where it should go. I will not steer it in any direction, I will not rob them of the right to create their own play, by creating it for them."
- Lakisha Reid

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Hijacking Play

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Baby play tip: From the wonderful Janet Lansbury:

Better Toys For Busy Babies

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Baby play tip: Magda Gerber asks us to "Let the child be the scriptwriter, the director and the actor in his own play."

Following a child's lead and trusting nature's plan can be harder than you think - there are times when I practically have to sit on my hands to resist the urge to interfere!