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It’s Not Apples That Keep the Doctor Away

Whilst apples are considered a fruit sent from the heavens (that have been said to have kept the doctor away) they are only a small part of what will combat the stress and ill health teachers may experience, especially on their holiday break. Originally the saying was quoted by a Welsh woman in the 19th …

2019..

We are starting to wrap up the year with the children in a variety of ways to celebrate and acknowledge how far we have all come over the past year. It is always a time for mixed emotions as we really see and hear how much the children have grown socially, emotionally and physically. I …

When did you last post a letter?

I am asking because I am an advocate for ‘old school learning’ whilst living in a modern world. Don’t get me wrong, because without the ease the digital age brings us, I am such a fan of the written word. I think that handwriting tells the reader a lot about the author’s unique personality and …

The power of connection

Like it or loathe it, Australian (Aussie rules) Rules football is here to stay. Another season has ended with the Tigers defeating the Giants for the year just three days ago. In the interests of an unbiased view, I should declare now that I have been a Richmond supporter all my life. Not a die …

Helping Children Solve Problems Through Play

  Some time ago at a networking event we were encouraged to describe our businesses in just a few key words. After I came up with   “I help children solve problems through play’”   I began to notice that I wasn’t losing peoples’ attention and that the conversation naturally continued. I used to give …

Learning the ‘rules of play’

Do you hold a particular view of play? I have been creating visual posts to share some of my favourite quotes of play and this one is very telling. I found it to be a fun way of inviting conversation about play and attitudes towards play as it is such a vital part of my …