Tag Archives: children’s interests

A dynamic monument to Auckland’s childhoods

This may seem random, but sorting through old papers, I found a letter I drafted to the Auckland City Council when they declared they would seek suggestions for the use of the Campbell Free Kindergarten building (by Victoria Park). They … Continue reading

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“Instead of eliminating the script, make it a focus of classroom discourse”

A decade or so ago, Jane Katch wrote a book reflecting on her difficulties with her class’s use of violence in their fantasy play. I like the honesty of her writing and how she acknowledges the personal reasons behind so many of … Continue reading

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Mr Bear Branches and the Cloud Conundrum

This is an excellent book! Mr Bear Branches and the Cloud Conundrum By Terri Rose Baynton  I’m not sure the blurb for this book does it justice: “Lintfrey Longfellow would love nothing more than to sit among the clouds…but, sadly, clouds … Continue reading

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Interest-based Curriculum and Funds of Knowledge

Hedges, Cullen and Jordan point out: “Curriculum is a highly contested construct. In the case of early-childhood education, there is little agreement internationally as to the nature and goals of early-years curricula. However, much literature advocates that curricula for children aged birth to … Continue reading

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