Social Skills from Storytelling I love my job. I genuinely love what I do. I get to work with educators who are changing lives every day. I get to watch the magic happen in between wiped noses and zipped zippers. That magic spot where a child feels fully heard and...read more
There are so many beautiful philosophies when it comes to supporting how you approach early childhood education.
From Montessori to Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, Forest Schools, Child-Led, Theme Based Education, Play Based, Child-Centered, Curriculum Guided… the list could get very long.
Something that most, if not all of these educational foundations have in common is the value placed on the environment where the learning occurs: be it outside in nature or inside a beautifully and thoughtfully created space – or a combination of the two. There is a research-based belief that the space in which the learning occurs has an incredible impact on each child’s experience.
I love the idea of a “wonder-filled environment”, a phrase I first heard from Sally of Fairy Dust Teaching.
But what exactly is a wonder-filled learning environment?
Why do we need to have this conversation? What is the importance of a wonder-filled environment?! Watch this incredible video from Education Inspire Change - where they so creatively depict a problem that I believe we are facing.There are so many beautiful...read more
WHAT IS A BEAUTIFUL THINGS BOX? I've had quite a few readers reach out - asking about something I mention quite often. I walk you through a Beautiful Things Box that we are currently using and what we have inside - to learn more about why I love these and why they...read more
I cannot think of a better time of year to forge forward with change. As I look outside at my big beautiful oak tree that provides a canopy to the space where my daughter plays, I see TRANSFORMATION before my eyes and it inspires me. ...read more
Teaching social-emotional skills through story Learning social-emotional skills early on in life is an important part of our development. These are the skills that support our interactions with those around us while we build long-lasting relationships with friends and...read more
Strategies for Teaching Social-Emotional Skills to Children Especially for those who have difficulty expressing themselves What is social-emotional learning in early childhood? Children are learning so much in their early years as the world opens up before their eyes....read more