Taking Risks in Early Childhood Education
Within the early childhood field, play has long been acknowledged as an important context for children’s learning and development.  Play...

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Respectful Practice
Children need to experience gentle and respectful interactions during all care times.  Care times need to be individualized to meet the needs...

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Free Movement
“What are children capable of learning by themselves - without being taught - and how can we help them in developing their...

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Active Play in a Homebased Setting
Supporting active indoor play in a Homebased setting Indoor play can sometimes be more sedentary than outdoor play, due to the resources that may be...

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Play in a Home-based Setting
Children are naturally physically active and the environment has a role in engaging children in physically active play.  Physically active play...

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Language and Literacy Rich Environment
Recent research on early literacy emphasises the importance of a print-rich and resource‑rich environments, and meaningful and socially-constructed...

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Language and Literacy - Pincer Grip
Being able to hold a pencil to draw and write requires a strong ‘pincer grip’.  By the developmental age of around 12 months, babies...

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Discovery Day - Butterfly Creek
Each term, Nurtured at Home organises a day for Educators, tamariki, family and whānau to discover, play and learn together.  Discovery Days...

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Early Childhood Curriculum - Heuristic Play
Heuristic play is a term used to refer to the kind of games that encourage active exploration through the use of children's senses. The child...

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Early Childhood Curriculum - Music
It is believed by many researchers that exposure to music in the first five years of a child’s life is important for providing children with...

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