If punishment works why does punishment still exist? This is actually a question asked by a 7 year old child in a philosophical discussion using the picturebook Not Now Bernard by David McKee. The children had commented that they thought it strange that Bernard was ignored by his parents rather than punished for being annoying. By the end of the session the majority of children had constructed a theory that ignoring
Starting with a story… The following dialogue was overheard whilst 4 boys were playing “space robots” Don’t get me, bad robot I’m not getting you, I’m downloading you. Don’t get my baby either Robots can’t have babies. I later read this conversation back to the group as a story to be acted out inside our giant storybook. The children were then asked to think about whether there could be baby robots? The discus
An opportunity to explore how to develop democratic communities and literacy using picturebooks to enhance the play happening in the eyes setting . Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm places. Happy holidays.
March the 16th and 17th, 2017, saw the Observatory River Club Conference Centre abuzz with a conglomerate of over 180 individuals from various sectors and regions across South Africa –policy makers, government departments, universities and other tertiary institutions, donors and funders, non-profit and profit making organisations, libraries, schools, Early Childhood Development (ECD) centers, ECD consultants, ECD res