Month: December 2017

Minimalism in play: De-cluttering play spaces to encourage innovation

I have been involved in early childhood education and care for almost eleven years now.  In that time, our general attitudes toward play and the resources that promote the ‘optimal’ types of play have shifted […]

Want to raise the quality of ECEC? Start by stopping the commodification of children.

In today’s world we seem to want to put a price tag on everything.  Free markets have always been accompanied by the notion that it will provide the consumer with options.  When it comes to […]

Considering children’s relationship with food this Christmas

Most adults will know that Christmas is often a time for ‘letting go’ when it comes to food.  We could have started a diet in October, effectively transitioned our taste buds away from having a […]

Social Justice is a Four Letter Word

Australia has just past legislation to bring same-sex marriage into law and give those entering into same-sex marriage the same rights and responsibilities of opposite-gender married couples under law.   The path to marriage equality […]

The key to social competence

Social competence or the view of it has been an area we have put a focus on over the past few decades.  Whether we called it behaviour management, positive guidance or…..discipline.  As well as the […]