Hugs, lullabies, a gentle touch and the smile of caregivers can provide an excellent vaccine for future broken hearts, teenage anxiety and it can even help to pass an important exam several decades later. Evidence from a new branch of
This blog post was contributed by Gracjana Woźniak (Comenius Institute). Do young children really need male caregivers? Or perhaps men pose a threat to children? I am lucky to work in an institution where many men are employed – educators,
This blog post was contributed by Helena Taelman (ODISEE). Yusuf finds his teacher at the playground and angrily complains: ‘Miss, Amélie has taken my bike!’. Without giving it any thought the teacher reacts: ‘Snitching is not nice, Yusuf! We don’t
This message was contributed by Manuela Sanches-Ferreira, from Escola Superior de Educação, Instituto Politécnico do Porto. When Manuel is upset, he throws a tantrum, cries and tosses objects, he may even hit his class mates. He is impatient, and
Parents, teachers, grandparents, … they are all involved in the education of a child. And they all have their own views and approaches. With the aim to aid and support all parties involved in raising a child together, we have developed a support tool, called the “pedagogical staircase”.
This blog post was contributed by Helena Taelman (ODISEE). It takes a village to raise a child. This saying is particularly true for young multilingual children growing up in a diverse context: they thrive with the support of their families,
You have probably come across images of loose parts via social media groups and pages that boast wonderful pictures of intricate constructions and balanced mandalas, coined together with pretty loose parts. Loose parts are becoming popular elements in early childhood settings for a variety of reasons; one of them: to offer developmentally appropriate practice.
This blog post was contributed by Cecília Aguiar (ISCTE-IUL). We all want to do better for children and their families. We all aim for inclusive education. Because of that, multiple initiatives, projects, actions, and agencies for the promotion of inclusive
During the first year of a child’s life, it builds a primary bond with the closest family members (usually mother and father). Relationship with a close adult gives children a sense of security, enables them to engage in new tasks
This blog post was contributed by Olga Wysłowska (University of Warsaw). Up-to-date research provides solid evidence on the positive relation between high quality ECEC provision and development and educational outcomes of children (especially from disadvantaged families) . Hence, one may