In the current scenario children are confined to their homes. Keeping in mind their need to play and the relevance according to their age we have customized the ‘loose parts’ play and taken them into the virtual classroom.
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The magic of role-play
Discover the magic of role-play and how it helps promote student agency in the early years classroom. Role-playing is a powerful way of enhancing student agency that fills our classrooms with magic and wonder! It allows a child’s imagination and creativity to soar, whilst developing an array of valuable skills; inquiry, thinking, social-emotional, communication and […]
The power of nature
A reflection on the power of imaginative play in diverse natural learning environments. Imagination, curiosity, wonder, joy… all of this is present in the everyday moments of free play within the nature wonderland that is the small bush garden and play area at my IB PYP school in Canberra, Australia. After two years living and […]
Play as self-directed inquiry
In this article you will learn what it is like to be a creative and confident child who loves playing in sandboxes. When adults step back and observe students at play, beautiful, cooperative learning can be observed.
How environments can shape inquiry and learning in the early years
This article is available in Spanish and English. It shares an inquiry into the way that the physical space influences teaching and learning with young children. It describes what provoked the inquiry, the questions that were asked, the research done and how the action was taken to re-design learning environments to better support child friendly […]
Children’s work: What should we do and when should we do it?
This article explores the collaborative work of early childhood teachers as they reconceptualise their multiple roles in the classroom and their impact on children’s learning through play.