This message was contributed by Manuela Sanches-Ferreira, from Escola Superior de Educação, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa. When Manuel is upset, he throws a tantrum, cries and tosses objects, he may even hit his class mates. He is impatient, and
By Melissa Be (CED-group) and Desiree van Reeuwijk (CED-group) When the children enter the group they are immediately impressed by the mountain of empty milk and sprinkles cartons in the building corner. The teacher brought these today as a new
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”.
Toddlers are experimenting with clay and water. Katie is building complicated waterways using plastic blocks. Her younger friend Anna looks at it in silence. ‘What are you doing, Katie?’ – the teacher asks. ‘The water is flowing fast!’ Placing her
This blog post was contributed by Manuela Pessanha (ESE-Instituto Politécnico do Porto) “Children are a people and they live in a foreign land”] (Beppe Wolgers, 1956) During the first years of life, children are fully dependent on adults that take
When Zoë joined the group, she was overwhelmed by everything. When another child approached her, she would hit or bite that child. She didn’t talk and closed herself off to others. Educational staff member Lotte carefully made contact with Zoë
This blog post was contributed by Johan De Wilde (ODISEE). “We are the giraffes’ class, but miss Monique is the beavers’ teacher.” In this quote ‘we’ refers to a group of five-year-old kids in a pre-primary school in Belgium.
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 Katarzyna Gajek, PhD, (University of Lodz, Poland) ECEC professionals’ understanding of the child’s socio-cultural background and the role of mother in the family may be an important pillar for building trustful relationships between practitioners