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Open ended materials enables children to play freely. They are objects that have no rules to follow, use or function. Raw materials that can be used to build or to create or to combine to make something new. This article will provide information on the benefits a child gains through playing with open ended materials. It also provides a list…
Obs in Theory is our latest new template. This template enables educators to link their observation to child development theories. Theories enable educators to draw upon a range of perspectives to understand a child's learning and development. It provides an opportunity for educators to discuss different theories and beliefs and to investigate why children act in the way that they…
The Learning Story Bubbles template is now available in MS Word format for educators in LDC, FDC and OOSH settings. This Learning Story template can be used for an individual child or for a group of children. It has been created to be included into a child's individual portfolio as it provides a simple format of documenting a learning story.…
A new "Thoughts Of The Week" Child Input template is now available to download.
This week we have 2 sensory experiences which both parents and educators can make with their children. Metamucil Slime - Make this easy slime recipe using just water and Metamucil. Slime is pliable and gooey that the children will enjoy manipulating. Crystal Water Beads - Watch these tiny balls grow bigger as they retain water. Use them with children for…
New Community Learning Story template is now available for educators in LDC, FDC and OOSH settings.
With Father's Day just around the corner, here are two last minute simple craft ideas that a child can create with their educator or parent for Father's Day. Both of these crafts are easy to create using every day items. They can be made by children of all ages. So, get crafty and make dad something special this Father's Day.…
To celebrate Father's Day this weekend (Sunday, 6th September 2015), we have a new Father's Day - Child Portfolio Template available. This template can be used by educators in LDC, FDC and OOSH settings and features a "tools theme" and a heart warming poem for a child to share with their dad on Father's Day. It includes 3 image fields…

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