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Heather Welch
Being with Nature - The Benefits of Outdoor Play

Being with Nature - The Benefits of Outdoor Play

Playing together in nature is as much about us as it is about the child. Children get to celebrate and be themselves, while we are reminded of our inner child – the essence of who we are.” Nicolette Sowder   Finally, the sun is shining, and the weather is sweet (in the words of Finley Quaye for those of you who are old enough to remember that summer song). Or at least it was when I wrote this! It feels like the perfect time to be outside. But it’s also a time where our lives have gone from being free...

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Heather Welch
Mindfulness - 5 tips for children

Mindfulness - 5 tips for children

Being aware of our emotions and understanding how our emotions manifest in our bodies isn’t always something that comes naturally to us. The good news is that the practice of mindfulness encourages us to recognise our emotions to the point where we can take better control over certain feelings and behaviours. Through simple, mindful activities we can tune into ourselves and begin to take note of our senses and emotions, more so than ever before. Mindfulness doesn’t have start in adulthood. Children from an early age can benefit from mindfulness and it doesn’t have to be complicated. Emotions can be...

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Mental Health & Well Being with Conker the Chameleon

Mental Health & Well Being with Conker the Chameleon

Does your child find it hard at times to self regulate those big emotions? Do you find it hard to chat about those emotions, or know how to deal with them as a caregiver? Conker the Chameleon loves to facilitate those difficult conversation about the big emotions we are all learning to deal with, especially in early years development of children. Today we are looking at just how important it is to develop our children’s mental health and well-being, especially after home schooling and their worlds being turned upside down. Now more than ever children need to be able to...

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Heather Welch
Educational Experts talking about Play

Educational Experts talking about Play

We have been going behind the scenes and chatting with Education Experts from around the world to share their research and advice on why Play based Learning is important for children So excited to share ‘Learning Through Play Series – 1; Dr Cindy Hovington, Curious Neuron, curiousneuron.com (Canada) Dr Paul Swan, Swan Consultancy, drpaulswan.com.au (Australia) Dr Sandra Lee, Early Childhood Consultant (USA/China) Jacinth Liew, Our Little Play Nest, ourlittleplaynest.com (Singapore) Kwan Chiao Chyi, Tickle Your Senses, tickleyoursenses.com.sg (Singapore)   Edx Education are passionate about the ‘learning through play’ movement. This has long been recognised as a highly successful method of...

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