Capturing the stories of children, their relationships, creativity, and thinking processes, our blog features the documented co-constructed learning journey of the brilliant hearts, minds, and spirits of the children and educators of the globally renowned Kinderoo Children’s Academy. 

Integrating Modern-Day Technology in Early Childhood

“All children have preparedness, potential, curiosity; they have interest in relationships, in constructing their own learning, and in negotiating with everything the environment brings to them.” – Lella Gandini  Kinderoo Children’s Academy welcomes modern-day technology and always tries to maintain

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The Language of Clay

“We engage clay with our hands and feel it on our skin. There is an intuitive aspect to working with clay; through many encounters, we develop a sense of its fluidity and substance… Before working with clay as an art

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Mark Making With Clay

How Can We Extend the Language of Clay? A Writing Proposal “Scribbles are products of a systematic investigation, rather than haphazard actions.” -John Matthews After the children had successfully created a rod with the clay (a result of working with

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Symbolic Play 

“In symbolic play, young children advance upon their cognitions about people, objects and actions and in this way, construct increasingly sophisticated representations of the world.” –  M.H. Bornstein  Symbolic play usually begins around the age of two when children begin

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Schematic Play in Early Childhood

“Young children who seem to enjoy certain repetitive behaviors are often exploring a schema. Schemas help children understand the basic concepts of physics that make the world work – all through play!” – Alexis Ralphs The primary schemas recognized in

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Decolonizing Education

Studying Indigenous Tribes: Seminole, Navajo and Aleut   Last Thanksgiving, we chose to study various indigenous tribes in the Americas, basing our research on historical facts and accuracy. Our goal was to honor the history and lives of Native Americans

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Using Wire as an Art Medium

The Language of Wire   “Wire is elemental, formed of metal dug from the earth. It smells evocatively of the earth and is cold and sharp. It is hard, resistant, strong willed. To forge a relationship with wire, we must

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Developmental Risky Play

Exploring the Pikler Triangle “Risky play in early childhood can help develop a child’s self-confidence, resilience, executive functioning abilities and even risk-management skills. Brussoni’s work in injury prevention research shows that engaging in risky play can actually reduce the risk

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Studying Color and Brightness Through Light

Children are naturally curious and strive to understand the world around them. This desire to explore their natural surroundings creates powerful opportunities for intellectual stimulation and growth. We value using light (in all its forms) as a ‘language’ to help

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Digital Landscapes in Early Learning

Digital sensory proposals allow us to create immersive environments and visual installations, using them to introduce the children to new animals, elements, objects, and landscapes that they may not otherwise get to experience. At our school, we embrace the power

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