The course gave me practical ideas for activities that encourage children to explore and extend their creative skills through language and movement.
Just a very brief note to say hi and how good it was to see you in action yesterday. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and feel prepared to do more creative activities with my class, especially the stone stories! - ISA Training Day, 3rd March 2015
Great day, thanks!! Think I'll incorporate some of this into our parent group especially the video of what happens to baby when communication from mother is taken away.
Excellent venue, a vast area of creative activities to engage learners . Very interesting course.
Really enjoyed this course, it was very hands on with lots of lovely ideas to use in the classroom, especially the memory bag and imaginary walk for story writing. My topic at the moment is mini zoo so I will definitely use the "Giraffe Can't Dance". I loved it!!
As always a fantastic day!! All of the sessions were valuable to my practice and delivery was excellent.
A very interactive and engaging training day. Very enjoyable - thank you!! Plenty of opportunities to allow me to thing from a child's perspective.
A very enjoyable informative day which refreshed my knowledge and hopefully my practice. So many different ways of communicating!!!
As we knew it would be, your seminar was a huge success, and everyone who attended went on their own personal journey of discovery in a wonderfully bonding experience.
Good ideas to take back and put into practice. Made me think outside the box and also took me out of my comfort zone at times! Sharing ideas at the end was good.
I found the course interesting, learned a few activities and theories that we can implement in our settings. A lot of theories and good information to help get the best potential and fun out of time with our children.
I have really enjoyed the day. Great to have so much feedback from other settings and from Earlyarts. Will take the creative idea back to the setting and put the into practice.
Great day, thanks.
Really informative, gave lots of new ideas to share with my colleagues. I enjoyed being hands on with plenty of activities.
Very useful training and ideas which can be implemented in a Flying Start setting. Very approachable and relaxes trainer.
- Whole concept of identifying different ways to engage with children was very interesting.
- I will use the "conducting the play" concept in my setting giving the children more control
- Venue was too far away
- Resources used were very user friendly and easy to replicate back home.
- Really enjoyed the music (Giraffes Can't Dance) exercise and would like to do this with the children
- Also enjoyed the drawing to music exercise - again would like to try this.
- The whole session was interesting - even the theory. Not long winded or too much info
Learnt a lot!!!
Lots of useful, practical tips and ideas. Lots of interesting research. An enjoyable day.
Great training course with some great suggestions for engaging with children through dance/music that will be useful to put into practice. Particularly enjoyed:
- Marshmallows were very tasty, a very thought provoking activity
- Feeling bag
- Story sacks
- Punchinello!!!! That was my favourite.
I found the training very interesting and enjoyed the practical parts as I gained experience. I am doing a speech and language course at the moment and it made sense - relating to different things. I support childcare providers I can now use these theories in practice. Thank You!!
Found the activity based learning invalueable especially
- structured builds
- music stories
- drawing to music
- story sacks of random objects were great.
Will definitely be using these techniques!!!
I am not based at a "setting" so afternoon problem solving was difficult.