Part of our baseline for storyplay is observing how play is used in the ECD setting. Play is problematic in the South African context. Imagination is not encouraged, freeplay is not seen as learning. Teachers themselves have very few memories of play and certainly none in the context of their schooling. We are sowing the seeds of play for a purpose-we need to create spaces where children can learn how to play in a
“Watching Sara give the demo lesson two weeks ago was so insightful and inspiring. At first, these Grade 3 learners (who were so used to being told to sit down and be quiet and listen and, and, and) were a bit confused; they didn’t know what to do with their newfound freedom to think, to feel, to be. What a treat to watch them warm up to Philosophical thinking and to begin to learn to engage with one another in
Proud to announce that PRAESA have just won the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for their services to reading projects with children. Also proud that I have been able to be involved in their storyplay project. A wonderful team, practitioners and children determined to improve lives through literacy. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32132992?SThisFB
Philosophical thoughts from Year 1 pupils at Lionwood Infant & Nursery School, Norwich as we shared the book together. Transcript session 1 Interesting comments and thoughts that arose. I think that is a thought. SS- I wonder,what is a thought ? I think. Henry was thinking in his head while he was sleeping. That happens to me sometimes maybe it happens just to some people? I have bad dreams I hear noises in my h
This year who would you rather be? A SUPERHERO or THE RULER OF THE UNIVERSE I wonder. …which would be the most powerful job? Should you be paid to do these jobs ..If so who should get paid the most? Which of these would be the most rewarding job and why?
YES or NO…? If aliens exist then they would celebrate Christmas I wonder ….. Would an alien species believe in a special being who created their planet? Would everyone believe in the same special being? What might a celebration look like in another world?