Early Childhood Education for Grown Ups

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Wisdom the 2nd time around

With Mothers Day on its way, I thought I’d write something mumish. I never thought I would actually be able to claim being a wise mum, especially seeing as you are usually out-witted by your own mother most of the time. If you had the sort of childhood I had, you will remember how incredibly annoying your mother’s wise words were she always had a Read More →

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A change is as good as a holiday

Says who? Whilst staring at my computer screen, helping my macular degeneration along, it hit me a PARENT came up with this saying!  Isn’t it obvious? Our lives can be so monotonous that ANYTHING without children is as good as a holiday. Let me explain our neighbors, along with their one-year-old, my husband, and our one-year-old, went to yum cha today in Westfield Bondi Junction.blah Read More →

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Day dreaming with children

This term I have been working in a community-based preschool that has access to the internet from their in-class flatscreen television monitors. After a rather busy indoor/outdoor program, the children from both preschool groups are invited to return to their respective rooms for an afternoon relaxation session, which is programmed at the Early Childhood Teacher’s discretion. Sometimes there is a meditation session, a visualization story Read More →

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Mrs Bird Broom back in action

Meet Little Birdy Lau It was viewing this image at our first ultrasound that completely changed mine and my husband’s life. We are parents-to-be and could not be happier (and this news probably has something to do with my absence online!). However Bird & Broomers, as first-time parents-to-be I have to say that the medical treatment we received in my local area of Sydney was Read More →

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Remembering the original custodians of our land

A time to remember: Australia’s National Reconciliation Week In preparation for Australias National Reconciliation Week (27th May- 3rd June 2012) I have introduced my current preschool group to this year’s theme, Let’s talk Recognition by initially inviting them to take a moment to think about the meaning of the word recognition and then encouraging some thoughtful discussion about ways we can acknowledge each other, how Read More →

inspired by nature

Inspired by nature

Getting The Idea Garden under way, here are some photos I took whilst at an inspiring learning spaces workshop earlier this year.  Inspired by Nature As the title suggests, the following photographs exhibit a range of open-ended resources you can introduce in your home or early childhood settings as a way of inviting young children to explore, experiment and express their creative ideas! A circle Read More →

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Market Fun Day @ South Turramurra

Come and enjoy a true family event at the KU Saddington Street Preschool Market Fun Day being held on Saturday 12th of May 2012. Scheduled the day before Mother’s Day, this annual fundraising event will feature a range of quality gifts from market stall holders, as well as opportunities for children to make mum something special themselves. Co-hosted with Turramurra Community Baptist Church, Market Fun Read More →

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