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Learning in Creative Spaces

Learning in Creative Spaces

Schools are testing new learning environments Your typical classroom consists of rows of desks and chairs - This has been the case for many years from primary schools to sixth form to university. Is this really the best learning layout for children?   Creative learning environment for children   We want children to thrive - Innovation… Creativity… Problem solving… Critical thinking… These are just some of the skills that children develop. If we want children to be creative and to use their imagination to solve problems and come up with new ideas, Then we must play in an environment where...

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How to raise a happy toddler!

How to raise a happy toddler!

There is no feeling better than making your child smile. You will always remember that moment you saw your child smile for the first time ever. As a parent you prioritise your child over absolutely everything - if they are happy then you are happy.   There are many ways to raise a happy toddler. Many people believe that buying a child something new or letting them get their own way is a good method to keep the peace. However in the long run, is this the best way to deal with the situation? Often it is the small gestures...

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Healthy Child Magazine: Dr Ranj Singh

Healthy Child Magazine: Dr Ranj Singh

"Any child can benefit from a sensory play environment, though they are particularly helpful for children with developmental disorders such as autism or sensory processing disorders. For instance, a child may find it difficult to play appropriately with a peer when there are conflicting noises in the background; through sensory play exploring sounds and tasks, the child learns to adapt to being able to block out the irrelevant noise, and focus on the task at hand.   In another example, some children who don't take to new food experiences can be helped through sensory play with substitutes using the same...

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Why is meditation important for children? 🧘

Why is meditation important for children? 🧘

Take 30 minutes out of your day to meditate… Or even just 10 minutes if you are busy.” We are always told to spend some time just relaxing and focusing on breathing. It might be first thing in the morning or the last thing you do before bed. It might be half an hour before your exam or halfway through your day at work. What they don’t tell you is that meditation is ALSO great for children.   Meditation is generally associated with ‘adults’ as they have a greater ability to sit down, focus and relax. It is easy to...

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