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 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?

I think if you asked a fellow educator, a home schooling parent, or a mother with little ones at home, you would come to find an incredible collection of answers. Check out this video to hear what I feel a wonder filled environment is.

What does “Wonder-Filled Environment” mean to you when it comes to early learning?! Share with your comments below or reach out to me directly!

 

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