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A Process Focussed Arts Centre: Furniture and Paint

A Process Focussed Arts Centre: Furniture and Paint 0

Taking their inspiration from Reggio Emilia and other child directed early years curricula, many classrooms are modeling their creative arts learning areas around an atelier approach.

In this post we’ll offer some suggestions of furnishings and materials that may compliment a process focussed rather than a product focussed art centre. 

Four Ways Puzzles can Invigorate an Early Years Classroom

Four Ways Puzzles can Invigorate an Early Years Classroom 0

Puzzles are more than just placing pieces in a frame. A puzzle’s engagement of fine motor skills helps develop mental dexterity and can be a great way to introduce curricular themes and learning areas, inspiring open ended play.

 

Cots, Carts, Kids and Your Back

Cots, Carts, Kids and Your Back 0

“We’ve been searching for cots like these for 3 years!” 

From the perspective of a workplace health and safety expert, Community Playthings cots and carts for child care centres and full day kindergarten are unique.  Not only protecting hygiene but reducing the back strain that significantly contributes to lost work hours. 

6 Tips for Starting Your Block Centre - for Any Age

6 Tips for Starting Your Block Centre - for Any Age 0

Blocks can ignite STEM exploration not just in the early years.  From juniors to teens, even adults -- just ask world famous star-architect Frank Gehry.  Here are  6 tips for building your block learning area in a child care centre, classroom, parenting centre or before/after-school program.
Lofts and Nursery Gyms: Transform Child Care Spaces

Lofts and Nursery Gyms: Transform Child Care Spaces 0

Lofts and Nursery Gyms don’t just add valuable floor space to your classroom, but add variety to your environment too for an extremely versatile upgrade that can transform your child care space.