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Loose Parts In The Learning Environment

Penny Groen

 What are loose parts? Loose parts are basically any loose, tactile materials and found objects that children can move about during play and exploration. They’re versatile, open-ended and can be added to any learning environment for children to adapt and to turn into anything their imagination allows.

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What Is A Makerspace?

What is a Makerspace? A Makerspace can be any space in your school where students are able to come together to design, experiment, invent, craft and create. Makerspaces typically have a STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) focus, but can be tailored to apply to learning across all subject areas.

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How To Integrate STEAM Into Your Early Years Classroom

Heidi Overbye

STEAM – it’s a word that we’ve been hearing a lot of over the past few years. This year, the school I’m working at has STEAM as a focus for learning, so I have been particularly interested in learning more about this learning area and how I can integrate it into my Prep classroom.

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Why Pretend Play Matters

Dr Martine Prunty

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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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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Making Rainbow Oats For Sensory Play

Heidi Overbye

From the moment children are born, through to early childhood, the senses are a way for them to navigate and make sense of the world around them.

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