June 29, 2017

Links

Learning Through Play – articles and links:

Problem Solving: Engineering experiences in Early Childhood. Article describes the factors to consider in implementing engineering experiences in your classroom. From American Company – Community Playthings.
http://www.communityplaythings.com/resources/articles/2015/engineering-experiences-in-early-childhood

An Idea for Tuesday. A beautiful early years blog created by another talented early childhood teacher. This blog is filled with gorgeous photos and creative ideas for inspiring young learners. http://www.niccolaontuesday.blogspot.com.au

Early Play. Created by an early childhood lecturer. Wide range of topics including art ideas, parachute games, baby play, outdoor ideas, songs and rhymes. Links to Early Play Australia. http://www.earlyplay.blogspot.com.au

Let the Children Play. A gorgeous Australian blog about preschool, play, early childhood education, learning outdoors, children and nature! http://www.letthechildrenplay.net

Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning. An inspiring early years blog designed to assist teachers who follow a developmental curriculum. Filled with stunning photographs and engaging ideas!
http://www.playbasedlearning.com.au

‘Play with Children’ Article explains why play is important. Details how children learn through play. Ideas for parents. From South Australia’s Child and Youth Health Website.
http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails.aspx?p=114&np=122&id=1943

‘Learning to Play Again – A Constructivist Workshop for Adults’ Excellent article on teaching adults/teachers about play. Great ideas for holding parent/peer information sessions. From National Association for the Education of Young Children.
http://www.naeyc.org/files/yc/file/200305/ConstructWorkshops_Chalufour.pdf

‘Making the Most of Water Play’ Article includes what children can learn from water play. 25 great ideas for promoting discovery learning in water play. From American Company – Community Playthings.
http://www.communityplaythings.com/resources/articles/sandandwater/makingthemost.html

‘Growing and Learning with Preschoolers’ Good bullet point list for parents. Activities to do with preschool age children. Very suitable for newsletters. From South Australia’s Child and Youth Health Website.
http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails.aspx?p=114&np=122&id=1955

‘How Children Learn’ Article for parents explaining how they can support their child’s learning. Article from South Australia’s Child and Youth Health Website.
http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails.aspx?p=114&np=122&id=1628

Early Years Posters created by the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. A stunning set of free posters, which promote the importance of positive interactions that enhance young children’s development and growth
http://www.rch.org.au/emplibrary/ecconnections/EY_JJ_PosterSeries2_2 007.pdf

Tuzzles. Once again the lovely people at Tuzzles have provided us with photographs of some of their stunning products to use in our “I Will Learn” poster series. Thank you! Tuzzles are the manufacturers of superior Australian made puzzles and games that “capture the imagination of children and invite them to learn through play”
http://www.tuzzles.com

“Help your child learn to write”, provides parents with a developmental list of activities to assist their children to write. Ideal suggestions for inclusion in newsletters. There is also a teacher’s page at this site.
http://www.meddybemps.com/7.22.html

“Help your child learn to read”, provides parents with a list of activities to assist their children to read. Ideal suggestions for inclusion in newsletters. There is also a teacher’s page at this site.
http://www.meddybemps.com/7.24.html

“Help your child learn to develop an understanding of math concepts”, provides parents with a list of activities to assist their children to learn maths. Ideal suggestions for inclusion in newsletters. There is also a teacher’s page at this site.
http://www.meddybemps.com/7.26.html