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We all agree that when children are actively involved they are more likely to learn more. Add student-directed to that and you have a winning combination. I came across the website for the Royal Institute of Great Britain today and found these great science activities It looks as though they will be adding to them but […]Read More
As teachers, we like to control and direct, but one of the key objectives of Discovery Time is to stand back and let the students decide on the action. This is not always easy to do…. In the holidays I arrived to look after my 4 year old granddaughter with a bag of cardboard tubes […]Read More
Why not celebrate Maori Language Week by exploring Page Break’s beautiful picture books which are available in Te Reo Maori. There are also some great links to resources and ideas on TKI website.Read More
I have just been reading an article in Edutopia that reminds us that play is not just for children. They review a book by Stuart Brown called Play. I like his initial definition of play, “an activity with ‘apparent purposeless’ as well as something that’s fun and in which we loose ourselves.” But he also goes […]Read More
Watch Out Snai!l has recently been reviewed by Alyna Higgs-James on The Booksellers New Zealand blog. You can read a snippet of the review below; “Overall my children and I really enjoyed Watch Out, Snail!, the beautiful creative language and stunning artwork kept all ages absorbed in the story, from the two year old spotting creatures to […]Read More