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The relevance of Loris Malaguzzi in Early Childhood Education (written 2009)

<i>Welcome to reading one of my assignments from my Masters in Early Childhood. Its a longer read than usual - but I have added some photos along the</i> …

The True Stories Behind Classic Fairy Tales

Fairy tales, gripping, magical and inspiring, are master narratives. Children subconsciously recall their messages as they grow older, and are forced to cope with real injustices and contradictions in their lives. Some fairy tales are based on legends that incorporated a spiritual belief of the …

Castles and Stately Homes in Scotland

Early castle sites in Scotland take the form of ‘mottes’ - grass mounds once topped by wooden fortresses, now long gone. A small rectangular stone …

Top 10 Most Romantic Places in Scotland

Print<p>Posted in Places to visit, Top 10. February 12, 2014 2<p><b>1.</b> Arthur’s Seat<br>Not many cities have a volcano right in their core and Arthur’s Seat makes …

Toddlers can tell when their parents are angry - researchers

Children can tell when people around them are angry and adjust their behaviour accordingly when they are just fifteen months old, researchers have …

Your Child is Vaccine Injured– Just Like Mine

Robyn with her son.<p>If you wait until your child is born to think about vaccines, a vaccine injury is almost impossible to recognize. You are too …

30 iPad Apps Every Teacher Should Be Using

SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform, with over ten hours of music & audio posted every minute by the world’s largest community of …

12 Ways to Support Language Development for Infants and Toddlers

By: Julia LuckenbillWhen you talk to your child, you support her language development. Think about what you are saying from your infant or toddler’s …

Be Reggio Inspired: Documentation and Display

Welcome to the sixth post in the series "<i>Be Reggio Inspired</i>." To date, we have looked at:<p><b>Reggio Inspired Documentation and Display</b><p>"<b>Documentation can</b> …

Get Inspired: 10 Powerful Pinterest Users in Early Childhood Education

With more than 48 million users, virtual pin-board website Pinterest is a powerful player in the social media space. Women make up 80 percent of the …

How to Create Audio Slideshows in YouTube

Twice in the last two days at the WLMA 2013 conference I demonstrated how to create audio slideshows on YouTube. Creating audio slideshows in YouTube …

Kindergarten Teachers’ Effects on Five Year-Olds’ Futures

I never went to preschool. I also missed being in kindergarten when I went to a Pittsburgh (PA) elementary school in the early 1940s. It was my …