Hello this week is the start of our Forest School trips and I could not be more excited!! Unfortunately, I missed out on the last block due to my working hours. But now I’m back I can hardly contain my excitement!!!! I have been researching lots of new ideas using the wonderful Pinterest to ensure … Continue reading New #outdoorplay ideas!
Children’s choice is a big part of our practice today and its importance is overwhelmingly fundamental to their learning. Some children however, will choose never to go outside during their time within nursery. How do we as practitioners entice these children into the great outdoors? Some ideas may be to bring their favourite toys outside, … Continue reading How do you entice children outdoors…….?
My current module at University is Pedagogical Perspectives. I thought it would be interesting to write a blog on this to gain all of your views and ideas on this. Also this may help me to write my assignment on it so thanks in advance! Pedagogy is an interesting term. Many of my colleagues did … Continue reading Pedagogy….
It’s been a while since I have written a blog, but I realised it’s because I needed time to reflect properly on Play Iceland, and work out which aspects I can change and improve in my practice. Since returning from Iceland I have tried to ensure that instead of sorting out children’s disagreements and conflicts, … Continue reading How I have changed since Play Iceland 2015
This blog post will focus on the outdoor environment in the Icelandic settings I visited as part of Play Iceland 2015. Austurkor and Krakkakot both were set on large plots of land. This was one of the biggest surprises for me as most settings I have visited in Scotland have lots of buildings surrounding them … Continue reading Outdoor environment- Play Iceland 2015
The Icelandic settings I visited were both, very calming and beautiful for different reasons. Part of the reasoning behind making these spaces so homely and calming, was that most of their children attend five days a week from around 9am until 5pm. Therefore they wanted their settings to be a home from home, where children … Continue reading Indoor environment- Play Iceland 2015 experience
Risky play was a massive part of the excitement for me going to Iceland. I was interested to see how practitioners deal with risky situations and how they manage risky play. Before going I knew it would be different but was unsure how different it would be. Would children be able to roam free in … Continue reading Risky play- Play Iceland 2015 experience