Don’t you agree that the best teachers are the ones who know how to make sense of the world? They know how to capture a child’s heart as well as their mind, and how to nurture those magic moments when imaginations go wild! They give whatever it takes so that a child… Read More»
Our International Guest Blogger, Daniela Miscov from Artelier D in Bucharest, Romania shares her thoughts on children using digital technologies.
Dr Andrew Manches talks about the importance of Maths in the early years and how it not only impacts children’s later ability, but it shapes how they see and feel about the subject.
Rachel Stewart, Chair of Grow Big, reflects on the success of a pilot project set up to provide unique sensory-rich play experiences for young children living in poverty in Calderdale, West Yorkshire.
Artist Sophie Fox, discusses creativity and what it means to her and to other people and how everybody’s experiences are different.
Dr Linda McGuigan, Honorary Senior Research Fellow and Independent Consultant at the University of Liverpool discusses the importance of finding out children’s ideas as a step to helping them make progress.
David Harradine, Co-Artistic Director of Fevered Sleep, reflects on the creative potential and the politics of working with children, as co-creators, collaborators and audiences.
In my webinar interview for Earlyarts I spoke about the power of stories in our lives. Stories are so much more than books we share with children at bedtime, they are powerful tools. Through stories we shape and share our identities, effect change, connect with others and learn about the world and who we want to be within that world.
Last month I was the invited guest speaker on the Earlyarts webinar. This piece is a response to the online discussion I had around the considered topic ‘Can Dance Help Children to Become School Ready?‘ This blog is intended to extend some of those important discussions further.