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Science all around us!

Supporting basic concepts of the scientific mind. During a recent webinar session with students, I was somewhat surprised to hear their views on how children develop concepts in respect of science and technology in early education.  The discussion itself evolved from something completely different, but it struck me that there is a lack of consistencyContinue reading “Science all around us!”

Mental Health Awareness

Say no to Stigma: In recent years there has been a rise in societal awareness, and thankfully we have come a long way towards making much needed changes in respect of understanding, and accepting that mental health is something which the majority of us will experience in some shape or form throughout our lifetime. TheseContinue reading “Mental Health Awareness”

Digital Natives

Technology literate children In recent years there has been a change in understanding regarding young children and technology. I have long since been an advocate for technology in early education, believing that our children as the citizens of the future should be encouraged to use technology in different aspects of their lives. Children of todayContinue reading “Digital Natives”

Contemporary childhoods

A good awareness of current contemporary issues is vital when working in Early Education. There is a need to raise this cognisance amongst all who work with young children, emphasising the complexities of childhood in the twenty-first century and to understand further childhood in context, in all of its diversities and realities (McBlain, 2014). ImportancesContinue reading “Contemporary childhoods”

Breathing in Nature

What a better way to help manage anxieties and stresses of life, than to engage with nature. Sit back and imagine a cool breeze, breath deeply and let that fresh sensation engulf you, and almost immediately you can feel the stresses seeping away, recoiling to uncover realities of the moment, you are grounded. Now rememberContinue reading “Breathing in Nature”

Autism Awareness

“Success in Adulthood begins with an independent child” My first memory of Autism was many years ago while working in Primary Education, with a young boy on his first day in the reception class.  At age 4 he had no diagnosis, but had also been completely sheltered from the world outside of his own familyContinue reading “Autism Awareness”

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