Play- not just for kids!

As Early Childhood Professionals we know the value of play to children and their learning. Recent studies discuss the importance and need for adult play to health, well-being and overall happiness. In this workshop we will discuss the need for adults to play, various types of adult play (not everyone is an extrovert!) and enjoy […]

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Back to Nature – Greening It Up!

In this workshop we will discuss the importance of outdoor play as it affects brain development and how easy it is to incorporate nature in the curriculum every day, inside and out. Your role as the play and learning partner will have you planning your outdoor curriculum to get them (and you) excited about outside […]

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Understanding Challenging Behaviour

Challenging behaviour is one of the most discussed issues in Early Learning and Child Care settings. In this workshop we’ll explore some of the main causes of challenging behaviour and why we interpret some communication as challenging. We will discuss our beliefs about children and how we can help children get their needs met by […]

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Why Won’t They Sleep?!

Sleep time is often one of the most challenging times of the day. Some sleep, some don’t. Let’s plan for the ‘non-nappers’ and those who don’t have to go to bed (over 42 months). In this workshop we’ll explore some tips for a happier sleep room, the Day Nursery Act regulations and understanding ‘challenging behaviour’.

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Play Dough- a magical learning tool

Play dough is something we all have in our rooms-children love to squish it and roll it but did you know that play dough is a powerful learning tool and can be used to support a variety of learning? (Science, math, literacy just to name a few) This workshop is aimed at preschool age children; […]

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Touchy and Feely – Sensory Play for Toddler

Infants are born ready to learn and they explore their environment through all five of their senses. In understanding the importance of brain development that sensory stimulation provides, we will plan for more sensory exploration indoors and out. In this workshop you will experience sensory activities through the eyes of an infant, and go home […]

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Nature and Science EVERYWHERE!

Naturally occurring science is everywhere. If you’re looking for it it’s easy to see, but we need to practice exploring the world of science in our environment; inside and out! It is a great way to excite the School Agers and Preschoolers alike (and staff too by the way!) I have tons of examples and […]

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Let’s Hear it for the Boys! Supporting boys learning

Latest research tells us that boys and girls often do learn differently. In the workshop we’ll look at the research and explore how to set up the environment to support the learning styles of boys, including some discussion about including risk in play, movement, rough and tumble, super heroes, etc. Be prepared to play during […]

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“itchy and scratchy”- the sensory sensitive child in EVERYONE!

In this workshop we will explore sensory sensitivity and how this might affect behaviour, attention span, the ability to participate in group time, sleep room, etc. Every one of us has some sensory sensitivity. Some of us are annoyed by florescent lighting, tags in our clothing, ‘white noise’, etc. In this workshop we will find […]

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forgoodness sake an applied approach to behavioural intervention for young children

For Goodness Sake, an applied approach to behavioural intervention for young children, is a resource for early childhood educators, community health nurses and teachers. Through its interactive CD format, For Goodness Sake combines training along with a system to guide practitioners and parents in developing action plans to address challenging behaviour and support pro-sociality. Features […]

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