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Will you teach my child to read in Kindergarten?

In Kindergarten (the year prior to school), interviews are held with the parents to develop a rapport, and to develop a shared understanding of their child.  Parents are asked about their child’s needs, strengths and interests, and their expectations for

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The Role of Critical Thinking in Children’s Risky Play

Critical thinking, risky play and outdoor learning in the Kindergarten context, arguably the ideal time to establish these important foundations for learning,

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Critical review of a research article:      Conversations about Visual Arts: Facilitating Oral Language

  Overview of article The research paper selected is “Conversations about Visual Arts: Facilitating Oral language,” authored by Ni Chang and Susan Cress (2014).  The authors’ purpose “was to explore how young children’s language skills were facilitated during or after

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Practical strategies for Early Childhood Teachers to Promote Creativity in Preschool

<– Previous section “Can we teach creativity?” Practical strategies for Early Childhood Teachers to Promote Creativity in Preschool. To teach creativity, do we need to teach creatively or do we need to be teaching for creativity? Teaching for creativity is

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Why promote creativity?

<– Previous section “What is creativity?” Why promote creativity? Sawyer (Brosterman & Togashi, 1997; 2006) places us in a time of great change during which we have “shifted from an industrial economy to a knowledge economy.” The knowledge economy is

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What is Creativity?

What is Creativity? From an early childhood point of view. ‘To stimulate creativity, one must develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition.’ Albert Einstein Creativity is often obvious in young children, but it may be

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Outdoor Kindergarten Programs Melbourne Australia

“Using the real world is the way learning has happened for 99.9% of human existence. Only in the last hundred years have we put it into a little box called a classroom”. Nixon, 1997:34 Introduction As Tim Gill explains, initiatives

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