This year Acacia Hill is focusing its year on Best Practice. Each month we will look at a part of our new philosopy aswell as a part of Loris Malaguzzi’s (Founder of the Reggio Approach) Hundred Languages. http://www.reggiokids.com/the_hundred_languages_of_children.html
The weekend saw me take a quick overnight trip to Melbourne to listen to the inspirational speaker Carla Rinaldi about the Reggio Emilia Approach. Carla worked closely for many years with Loris Malaguzzi (the founder of the approach). The purpose of the conference was to provoke our thinking on how to connect children’s experiences of learning, thinking, understanding and expressing themselves.
We love texture play at childcare and recently we have had a big focus on different textures. We have had lots of fun discovering how different things feel on our hands and feet. (more…)
Have you tried gardening with children? We recently hosted an afternoon tea for our mum’s which focused on gardening with children………
Ever stuck for an idea of what to do with your little ones? (more…)
It is about this time of year when many people start to think about what childcare options are available to them. Jumping on line and typing in “childcare” to your favourite search engine can present you with a very scary list of options. Below i will outline the top 5 childcare options with a few of the pros and cons for each. (more…)