I was very lucky recently, I mean VERY lucky, and it doesn’t happen often. I entered a competition on the Facebook Page for Hygge in the Early Years, run by the amazing Kimberly Smith, and to my utter amazement I won!
The competition was to win a place on the latest cohort of the Hygge in the Early Years Accreditation scheme. This is such an exciting opportunity for me and my setting to bring some calmness and joy into our practice as we work through this journey. We are aware it isn’t an overnight process so we are taking our time with it and savouring each lesson.
Check back for updates soon!
I’m rather excited about this latest Twitter storm, the concept of #BrewED has been around for a while. It’s about those in the education sector connecting over a cuppa and really getting to grips with the issues facing education.
Well this has now happened in Early Years thanks to a few forward thinking people and they are very much alive and kicking on Twitter, CLICK HERE TO JUMP TO TWITTER
However those clever souls at #BrewEDEYLeeds have gone one step further and have organised a one day gathering/conference with some brilliant topics. It’s just under £12 to attend this conference and at a price like that I couldn’t refuse – I’m signed and up and excited to go (it’s my first conference of 3 this year!)
If you would like to book a place to go, and who wouldn’t, then just CLICK HERE but be warned that places are selling out fast!
In this video I take a look at the muddy faces Log Building Set which is available on their website for £31.19 including VAT
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE WEBSITE
These amazing and versatile story spoons can be found at www.storyprops.co.uk along with a huge range of other amazing storytelling resources and information.
Products can be found at the following links:
Goldilocks and the Three Bears figures are HERE
Storytalk Cards are HERE
Stand-It Stones are HERE
Please enjoy the video I’ve created to review the amazing Yellow Door Traditional Tales Figures of The Little Gingerbread Man.
The figures can be found by clicking HERE
The Story Talk Cards can be found by clicking HERE
The Stand-It Stones can be found HERE
If you want my recipe for Gingerbread playdough then click HERE
This is my view on what Cultural Capital means for early years settings.
As I said, this is my view. You may have your own interpretation.
Whatever your view on Cultural Capital, just remember to feed those curious minds!
So now I’m based in York we decided to have a wander around the City centre. While we were walking through Deans Park, which is beside the Minster, I saw these beautiful raised beds.
I firmly believe that learning really happens when the senses are stimulated and what better than an oasis of herbs and scented plants.
I can see this sitting beautifully in our mud area.
One of my very lovely colleagues brought in a set of graded storage containers she bought from Morrisons and added them to the home corner as a maths activity. The children have to sort them into the correct size with the correct lid in order to put the final bug kid on. It’s kind of a domestic Russian Doll.
I happened to comment how awesome that was, next thing I know I come in to find a set of them in my locker. She knows me only too well!
No idea of the cost as they were a present but worth having a look in your nearest Morrisons!