By: Diane Kashin, Ed. D, RECE. It was a year or two ago that I received a message from a Facebook friend asking me whether I had heard of “hygge”. Pronounced hue-guh hygge describes a quality of co…
Curiosity box this week. Continuing our discussions on recycling and rubbish from last week. #curiositybox #eyfs #talking #eyfsinspiration #eyfsclassroom #literacy #communication #questions #teachershare
It was an utter privilege to be invited to Barley Croft Primary School in Leicester today, where Lynsey Thorne (teacher) & the passionate EYFS team have embarked on The Curiosity Approach Accre…
The opportunity to seek challenge will create motivated & resilient little beings ���� Each child has a personal challenge card with their name/photo � They beam with pride when they succeed & ring the bell to celebrate their accomplishment with their friends � DIY hessian hoop: Once a bright red plastic hula hoop, wrapped with hessian & double sided tape, tied with string & voila Great for hanging challenge cards, writing, art or photographs � #eyfs #earlyyears #teachingideas #...
Minibeasts, insects, frogs, small world, investigation, understanding the world, eyfs. #tuffspot #tuffspotplay #tuffspotplayideas #tuffspotplayactivities #tuffspotplayforkids #tuffspotgarden #tuffspotminikidsgarden #kidsoutdoors #kidsoutdooractivities #activitiesforkids #gardensforchildren #childrensoutdoorplay #bugtuffspotplay
Color Display (from @eyfs_seedlings via Instagram)
My Easter Curiosity Cube
Family photo wall - Anti bias education starts with making sure all your students feel represented and comfortable in the classroom. #antibias #earlychildhood #preschoolclassroom
Maths , tried to create a more natural looking area using wooden items , natural items such as stones for counting, providing items to spark curiosity such as the scales. They can weigh and stack and count. And the area isn’t too overpowering and busy with resources #learningthroughplay #activitiesforkids #learningopportunity #eyfsfun #mathswithpreschoolers #eyfs #eyfsideas #mathseyfs #curiosityapproach
A set of continuous provision plans aimed at Reception and Y1 to use in the home corner. This incorporates the EYFS curriculum, KS1 curriculum and Development Matters alongside lists of skills and resources. Other areas are also available or a full set of indoor plans is available at a reduced price. Take a look at the free downloads for water continuous provision and art continuous provision. The photo attached shows a small part of what planning looks like.
We show children where to look but not what to see…This simple phrase has become part of our philosophy, which feeds into our approach and is who we are today as a setting. Our approach was originally inspired by the Reggio Approach, but we have developed and fine-tuned it over the years and we fully expect to continue enhancing and adapting, because no matter how good you think you are, you can always be better. At the end of the day we are providing care and education for children in their early years – their most crucial years, so we should all be striving to provide the best.
Loose parts play a significant role in supporting children's invention, divergent thinking, problem-solving and offers a sense of wonder to children.
Educators, need ideas to set up your indoor learning environments for children? Find all the inspiration you need in this blog post!