This article describes mimamoru the Japanese approach to discipline in early learning settings which relies on educators being hands -off and permitting and waiting for children to solve their conflicts between themselves.
Encouraging language and why it is more effective than praise for motivating children in early education settings.
The benefits of nature play for young children in early learning settings and how educators offer these opportunities to children.
Why early education settings are the ideal environment for children to gain skills in social and emotional learning and strategies for educators to scaffold learning.
How educators can share the benefits of play based learning with parents to support children’s wellbeing.
Six ideas for educators seeking to maximise the learning opportunities of reading sessions with children.
The AEL curriculum and how it aims to boost children’s physical activity levels as well as understanding why it is important and how it improves long term outcomes.
Neuro-linguistic programming and three NLP techniques that can be easily applied in early education settings.
Jean Piaget’s approach to early education describes his philosophy and theoretical underpinnings and considers the impact on modern early education pedagogies.
This article describes Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences, which challenges the idea of a single IQ and suggests there are variety of different intelligences, each which require a different style of teaching.
Interaction with animals offers children a range of developmental opportunities and benefits. Learn about the range of services available to give children this experience without committing to a centre pet.
The benefits of inter-generational care and how qualifications could grow their numbers.
Early childhood services have an important role in supporting the language development skills of children and bridging the word gap.
In a single day, young children do a lot of transitions. It’s the time, where under teacher direction, children move as a group between activities and routines and it can sometimes be very challenging.
How reflective practice in early childhood education sets the stage for critical reflection and constant improvement.
The magic and developmental benefits of loose parts play for preschoolers.
Anji Kindergarten Play Education was developed in China and is game changing in terms of child engagement and educational equity.
Join the big kids this November 7 for Outdoor Classroom Day, a global campaign to embrace the fun and benefits of getting outside to play and learn.
School readiness is an important objective of early education, but there's more riding on it than the benefits to individual children.
Intentional teaching is a term used frequently in relation to early childhood education, but what is it exactly, and can any educators or carers incorporate it into their program?
Animals provide a great opportunity for children to learn about responsibility, through handling, feeding and cleaning them and they can also be a valuable source of inspiration for the curriculum.
Yoga expert and qualified early childhood educator, Beth Borowsky from KarmaKidsYoga and The Karma Class explain the benefits of yoga for young children.
Why barefoot learning is beneficial, and a few tips for how to safely manage no shoes in your centre.
Intergenerational care can fill social gaps for both the young and the elderly, offering children an opportunity to learn while supporting older people in feeling energised and less socially isolated.
Using child focused language to promote healthy eating.
Why the Finnish approach to education is always top of the class.
Anti-bias education is an approach designed to increase understanding of differences and their value to a respectful and civil society, and to actively challenge bias, stereotyping and discrimination.
Providing safe opportunities for risky play in early childhood settings.
Three little-known approaches to children's development.
The benefits of mindfulness practice for children in early learning services and simple ideas to try.
Growing appreciation of the importance of wild play and nature-based experiences has caused a surge in the number of forest schools and early childhood services offering natural and 'risky' outdoor play.
Early childhood educators have great understanding of the importance of play for young children and appreciate that play based learning builds the foundation for early skills in literacy, STEM, communication and more.
Sue McLaren, Director and Research Coordinator of the Animal Fun Program, at Curtin University discusses the connection between a child's motor development and their social and emotional health.
Social and emotional skills are important for good mental health, wellbeing and learning. There are core social and emotional skills that children of different ages develop through their relationships and everyday experiences with others.
The government has expanded funding for the Early Learning Languages Program (ELLA) into a larger number of early learning settings to make it possible for more children to experience a second language.
The advantages of sleeping outside for children in care and how to offer this safely and successfully.
An intro to the Steiner approach to early childhood education is an approach based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner, who sought to identify links between science and spirituality and who founded anthroposophy.
A visit to Honeybee Cottage, a Steiner School in practice.
Children in Montessori preschools show improved academic performance and social understanding, while enjoying their school work more, according to the first longitudinal study of Montessori outcomes.
Researchers reveal the magic 8 preschool practices.
A kindergarten in Germany is running a mini democracy and giving the children who attend a say in the day-to-day operation of the service via a representative voting system.
Intergenerational care, how it works and who it benefits.
Know your trade The Froebel Approach.
Relationships, resilience and risk KU Annual Conference 2017.
Prescription for developing a child's mind: E4Kids study.
The Pikler Approach to optimal early childhood development.
Nurturing a love for STEM in the early years: KU Mayfield Preschool.
Promoting language development in babies.