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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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