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November 25, 2018

Schemas, to me, are something that every early years practitioner should understand. As my previous post explained, our lack of understanding of what schemas are is what really leads to a complete misunderstanding of what young children do.

Practitioners who come to me...

November 21, 2018

Schemas, for me, are a fundamental part of understanding loose parts play. That child who mixes the sand and the water, transformation schema. That child who scatters all the resources, trajectory schema. And, that child who spends their time sorting all the loose part...

May 31, 2018

When I first started to share my ideas on social media it was less about the images and more about the ideas. However, we seem to have created this Pinterest Pedagogy; the concept that the importance of what we do lies in the aesthetics rather than the theory.

You're pr...

March 7, 2018

I have started to increasingly use this blog to document my thoughts and ideas; it has become somewhat of a journal and personal learning journey.

Today, as I reread some of the book 'Understanding Schemas and Emotion in Early Childhood' by Cath Arnold and The Pen Green...

March 5, 2018

After my last post and several discussions with other early years educators, whereby my views were mimicked, extended and challenged, it got me thinking about a comment that was made about loose parts play being a mindset.

This comment was made by Carla Gull, someone wh...

February 17, 2018

I love social media; it has connected me with like-minded professionals, allowed me to share my practice, given me copious amounts of inspiration and given me a voice.

I fear I do not always use that voice wisely; partly because there are so many amazing voices alr...