This blog message was written by teacher trainers Helena Taelman & Marlies Algoet (Belgium, ODISEE) Meals can offer excellent opportunities for language stimulation, according to current research. How can we savor every bit of it in the family context and
Children as co-owners of the (pre)school
This blog message was contributed by Melissa Be (CED-group). ‘To ensure the best possible guidance for children to become autonomous and critical citizens, we need to speak with them about their ideals, their identity, how they perceive their society and about
Looking back at 2019 with our top 10 messages
These messages were valued most by our readers in 2019: 1. A horrid brat in class? The story of a 3-year-old child of parents with a mental illness 2. Three reasons to value the first languages of all children in
Loose Parts Play and Developmentally Appropriate Practice
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.