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With a new year and new decade upon us, a new Educational Experience has emerged. We are presenting a new look and a new catalogue as we look forward to building a contemporary approach to presenting children with new resources, new learning opportunities and new experiences.
With the new year upon us, now is the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate both the indoor and outdoor environment. As children transition into the early childhood education and care setting for the first time, into a new room or return to their existing space for another year, they should be welcomed into a space that represents beauty. The start of the new year is full of hope, anticipation and excitement and creating or restoring a fresh, inviting space which is functional, dynamic and aesthetic can be an enjoyable and rewarding process.
Tradition, history and meaning surround the festivities of the Christmas period and the joy, magic and wonder of the season brings about excitement for children and educators alike! Families celebrate Christmas with their own unique rituals and embracing these within early childhood centres opens possibilities to appreciate the diversity of celebratory customs.
Positive relationships are key to a successful start to school. Adopting a relationship-based view of the transition to school process helps dynamic, reciprocal relationships develop that enable children to enjoy their experience.
Increasingly, we are seeing more and more children being hindered with mental health issues that affect their quality of life including social interactions, physical health and overall wellbeing. Early educators are in a unique and powerful position to be able to support children in gaining an awareness and understanding of mental health issues. Educating children by teaching practical strategies to recognise and manage their emotions will benefit children now and into their future adult lives.
Mathematics has been long regarded an important part of Early Childhood pedagogy. Since Friedrich Frobel founded the first kindergarten in 1837, he developed his ‘Spielgaben’ or ‘Gifts’ that embraced mathematical concepts of symmetry, shape and number. The series of gifts were the first ‘educational’ playthings and are made of natural materials and are open-ended, specifically designed to demonstrate the key concept of ‘unity’ that can be recognised in play.