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Setting Up Your Classroom For The Year Ahead- Ideas and Tips

With over 60,000 instagram followers, Heidi Overbye  inspires teachers around the world with her creative flair,  spectacular learning spaces and inspiring lessons on a daily basis. Here she shares five ways to help prepare teachers for the school year ahead.

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Anxiety in young kids is common

How To Support Students Who Struggle With Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety is common in many children, and teachers all over the country deal with it every year.  Sonja Walker, Founder of Kids First Children’s Services shares her successful strategies for supporting both children and parents.

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Garden with art made by children covering the rocks

Gardening Within The School

At Kindlehill School located in the semi-rural setting within the Blue Mountains area,  it is usual to find students playing inside a pea teepee, eating and picking  peas and beans from the living structure.

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Children experiencing pretend play in a mock up kitchen

Why Pretend Play Matters

Leading clinical psychologist, Dr Martine Prunty shares why Pretend Play is vital to children’s wellbeing, plus how educators and parents can foster pretend play within their own classrooms and at home.

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Young girl playing with science toys on rug

Learning STEM: Part 1

In part 1 of our 2-part series on STEM, we speak to My Stepping Stones, Leichhardt, an inner-city Sydney chain of early learning centres about how they are integrating STEM into their centres.

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Two children learning in a small library curated for children

Creating The Perfect Classroom Library

“There is no such thing as a child who doesn’t like to read, they just haven’t found the right book” – Frank Serafini These days, traditional libraries within schools are being pulled in other directions and ‘replicated’ in other places.

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