Experienced educator and recognised author, Anne Houghton, sets intentional teaching in its big-picture context to show its potential as an effective pedagogical practice.
Tag: Play-based Learning
Tag: Play-based Learning
Learning through doing, interacting, exploring, creating and imagining – learning through play is how our children develop best. Both Te Whāriki and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) understand this. Therefore, they promote a play-based learning approach.
Our blogs demonstrate the importance of play-based learning. They also provide creative and meaningful ideas for supporting play in the early years – whether through STEM education or floorbooks.
Take a moment to explore our blogs and play-based learning resources. Let’s encourage our children to play and learn!
Adventurous, risky play is often considered too dangerous for young children, something that adults need to protect them from. Yet such play is essential for normal child development, building knowledge, skill, confidence, resilience, and a risk-taking disposition.
Play and learning. Not opposites, but complementary. Associate Professor Christine Howitt discusses how play is what young children naturally do and how they best learn.
The world does not exist within boxes and children do not think in terms of subjects. With technology within STEM, think of it from the perspective of how the world works.
Mathematics is everywhere in daily life and we should be using these incidental opportunities to talk about maths concepts.
How can we increase the STEM skills of our young children if we have difficulty recognising STEM learning opportunities and feel unsure about scaffolding STEM concepts?
Why is STEM important in early childhood education? Explore the reasons why STEM should be a key focus in education.
Discover how to use Floorbooks® – where thoughts, ideas and open-ended questions are recorded by children and their educators.
Associate Professor Christine Howitt discusses the importance of integrating STEM into early childhood settings. It is an integrated approach to exploring and investigating.
Dr Claire Warden shares the reason she started planning with and for children through Floorbooks® years ago. She provides a taste of what they are today by answering questions.
STEM Detective authors, Niki Buchan and Bronwyn Cron, discusses why encouraging STEM thinking is important to empower children with skills needed to live well.