Lashing out or asking for help? An alternative view of supporting behaviour

It’s morning and Eddie walks through the door to the kindergarten. He says hello and you give him your full attention. He persists to engage you in conversation long after the initial greeting. You are busy talking to other children and remind him that you are speaking to someone else. He doesn’t listen and continues to demand your attention. You stop what you are doing, give him your undivided attention and assist in settling him in to care.

3 days

by Nicola Russell

When times are tough - advice on talking to children about difficult world events

As 2020 has shown, events such as natural disasters, terrorism and pandemics can be part of children’s lives long before they have the language to process them, or the level of understanding needed to make sense of them.

2 weeks

by Freya Lucas

New beginnings - the value of considerate orientations into ECEC

With the beginning of a new year, many families will be accessing education and care services for the first time, or settling their child and themselves into a new service.

2 weeks

by Freya Lucas

Education for humans in an AI world

Today’s world is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous - or VUCA.

4 weeks

by Freya Lucas

Talking through play: 3 ways puppets can help your child open up

Children come into the world ready to communicate. A baby cries and coos to express their feelings and respond to sounds. The ability to communicate develops quickly but uniquely in every child.

1 month

by Freya Lucas

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