Sensory Play

As Early Childhood Educators, we know of the importance of sensory play for young children. The younger the child, the greater the need as they learn through their senses. It is sometimes difficult to keep coming up with new ideas … Continue reading

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What Matters?

Amid all the fear, hysteria, paranoia and conspiracy theories that seem to flood our inboxes lately, it is heartening to read uplifting posts that put back some perspective. I came across a couple just today that I want to share. … Continue reading

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Ubuntu

I came across this term recently in an article by Carolyn Tate (https://carolyntate.co – The Purpose Project). Since then I have seen the concept referenced elsewhere in different guises. It seems appropriate at the moment so I am reproducing this … Continue reading

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What is a Teacher?

The following article appeared in Sylvia Marina’s latest newsletter. I liked it so much I’m sharing part of it here, with permission. “What defines a teacher? A teacher is an awakener, an influencer, a sharer of experience and knowledge, a … Continue reading

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The Bliss of Solitude

I have recently returned from a week’s hike in Tasmania – the Cradle Mountain Overland Track – and it was extraordinary, for many reasons. (Lucky I went when I did as now the borders are closed.) What struck me most … Continue reading

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Let It Go

At this time of year when we can feel somewhat overwhelmed by all our obligations, we often start thinking, or hoping, that next year will be better. I think it is more valuable to just let everything go. Let go … Continue reading

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The Many Benefits of Music

Recently I read another report (thanks to the guys at Welcome to Music) about the benefits of music education for children. This was written by Tom Barnes on 17th February 2015 and appeared in http://www.mic.com. He cites many sources of … Continue reading

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