Early Learning Café Resources
by Susan Ramsay and Guest Contributors
It was one of those warm spring days when winter snow no longer had power to hold its shape and form. The snowbank that had been created with shovels over the winter to enable clear passage into the kindergarten doorway was shrinking. Read about the invitation that this spring day inspired!
My teaching partner, who believed strongly in creating a sense of belonging and well-being for all children, was questioning how to be inclusive and sensitive to the needs of four particular children. Could both large and small groups be offered at the same time in a way that was meaningful and engaging for all the children? Find out what we did.
This post is the first in a series about learning invitations for young children. My hope is that this series will inspire you to experience the excitement of children’s learning when we as educators, caregivers, and parents imagine and play with ideas alongside the children in our lives.
“This is what report cards in kindergarten should be!” These enthusiastic words from a school principal were in response to reading two learning stories about children in his school. In just nine words, he expressed sudden awareness of how valuable learning stories...
The stories of wonder and discovery that we create, share and tell with children each and every day shapes their engagement as learners, understanding of themselves, and relationships to one another and to the natural world.