Early Learning

 

Back to School Fun Days

Some special days in September you might like to celebrate with your class. Lots to choose from.

Jan Homden has put together a list of ideas for those special days to celebrate in September: Read a Book Day, National Grandparent’s Day, Teddy Bear Day, Moon Festival, Hug Your Hound Day, Rice Krispie Treat Day and Comic Book Day. 

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On track!

 5 Tips for keeping your child to schedule

With the new school year coming up, getting younger children into a good routine pays dividends for learning, not to mention everyone’s peace of mind. Here are 5 tips from Krista Harper that will help parents of children in your class get things off on the right foot.

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Values and philosophy

Uncovering submerged values with P4C

There is a lot of talk about “Values Education”, but what values will be relevant for an interconnected, mobile world, in which our two to six year olds will be living and working. Stephen Walshe looks at the role Philosophy for Children (P4C) can play in uncovering their “submerged” values.

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Teaching equality

An authentic East meets West approach in the classroom

International schools in China, especially Preschools or Kindergartens, have, over the past couple of years, began to rethink their approach to delivering their curriculum.  Stephen Walshe emphasises the importance of a school structure in which school leaders and teachers are visible models of cross-cultural understanding, cooperation and communication.

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Early philosophy?

Philosophy and the Early Years

Philosophical discussion might not be what you would expect to find in an early years class room. Stephen Walshe, Co-Principal of the Fortune Kindergarten in Shanghai, encourages us to change our minds. 

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