What I think Cultural Capital is.

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!

Transient Art

We’ve been busy this week in my setting. On Monday the children came in to find lots of beans, lentils and other dried pulses on the tuff tray.

Using a picture of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, as well as some real ones, we left it up to the children’s imaginations to create the rest!

This isn’t the first time I’ve used Transient Art. Here’s some pictures of a training sessions about it I attended in 2018.

The Care Inspectorate in Scotland have produced a very useful toolkit called “Our Creative Journey” which gives some hints towards using Transient Art as a child led experience. You can find that here:

A treat for the senses.

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.

#selfcaresunday

So this week it was a lovely, if chilly, walk in my village. Lots of daffodils on display.

#selfcaresunday #practitioners #relax #calming