Don’t you wish you could glimpse the future and prepare your child for what’s to come? As parents, we all want a happy and successful future for our kids. The trouble is, the future is uncertain. None of us know what’s lurking around the corner, and this uncertainty can leave us feeling crippled with fear, […]
Teaching Ideas Archive
Simple ideas and strategies for implementing activities and teaching children effectively.
With an emphasis on creativity and play.
Gardening With Kids – 5 Life Skills
Gardening is one of our favourite ways to unwind. There are numerous benefits gardening can bring to children (and adults too!). Here are 5 key life skills that can be developed through gardening with kids (in no particular order): 1. RESPONSIBILITY At each stage of a plant’s life, from planting the seeds to cultivating them, […]
10 Ideas for Using Pretend Food in a Learning Environment
Pretend food (or play food) can have so many uses in assisting learning through play. Here are just a few ideas to get you going. Use within a role play area to assist with word recognition. A simple ‘Cafe’, or garden party role play area is relatively easy to set up. It could be as […]
A simple ‘Word Island’ for Reading & Literacy
When mixing up similar words, we sometimes create a ‘word island’ from straws and an egg box. Whilst it’s only very a simple prop, it can act as a visual cue, which seems to reinforce ideas more effectively than using just a paper and pen. We also use the colours as a reference – e.g. […]