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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
I was at a school recently that had a ‘Wheels Day’, the activities involved children bringing in all sorts of wheels; scooters, bikes, skateboards, roller blades, and then heading around a variety of wheels based stations. Some being ‘active’ activities and some being classroom based. I think it would also make a great Discovery […]Read More