Rank #1: The crucial dyad relationship for infants | Nathan Wallis
One-on-one relationships are a crucial part of every child's development, especially in the first three years. Thought-leader Nathan Wallis sat down with us to discuss this important topic in detail.
Rank #2: Imagine a classroom without walls | Dr Anne Meade
Forest schools are gaining huge popularity all around the world. What can the equivalent look like in New Zealand? We joined Dr Anne Meade on one of the weekly "Nature Explore" outings that take place at her learning service "Daisies". She shared some valuable tips and insights that may help you take the leap and develop your own nature programmes in your community.
Rank #3: Being a teacher and a parent | Nikki Wilson
For many educators, teaching and working with your own children has its own rewards and challenges. We caught up with Nikki Wilson who offers some great tips that she has used working with her own children. www.storypark.com
Rank #4: Children and technology | Dr Joanne Orlando
The use of technology by children has changed rapidly in a short period of time. Many children as young as 3 years own their own devices, which has huge implications for how we educate children now. Listen to this interview with researcher Dr Joanne Orlando about how children are using technology, and how we can build on this in an early learning setting.
Rank #5: Teaching young children about their emotions | Dr. Kaylene Henderson
How do you help children identify and manage their feelings? Dr Kaylene Henderson is a Child Psychiatrist who is passionate about sharing research based education with both parents and educators. For this Mat Time episode we were fortunate enough to have her share some of this research with us! Dr Henderson runs a series of practical online courses suitable for parents and educators, to find out more visit: http://drkaylenehenderson.com/online-courses/ Website: http://www.drkaylenehenderson.com Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/drkaylenehenderson/ "I Can See My Feelings" FREE eBook: http://drkaylenehenderson.com/wp-content/uploads/I-Can-See-My-Feelings-Picture-Book.pdf Watch this and other interviews on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUFZpFjEVDNnzGMxJ17ZHtQ?sub_confirmation=1 Thanks for listening! Storypark https://storypark.com
Rank #6: Shyness in Early Childhood | Dr. Robert Coplan
Developmental psychologist Dr Robert Coplan from Carleton University in Ottawa, discusses shyness in early childhood. What is shyness, and what are some strategies for supporting shy children? Thanks for listening! Storypark https://storypark.com
Rank #7: The power of words | Teaching inspiration from the voice of Blinky Bill
"You can give children a life-sentence that is empowering, or a life-sentence that is disempowering." We talked to Robyn Moore, who created the voice of the iconic Australian cartoon character, Blinky Bill, about the power of words.
Rank #8: Child Forum lecture: The role of men in teaching | Dr. David Brody
"A kindergarten can be a hostile place for a man to work..." Hear Dr David Brody, a Lecturer, Author, Academic Dean and Head of Early Childhood at Efrata College in Israel about men who teach young children. From discussing gender territory stigmas to how to support male teachers, this is a must hear! Many thanks to our friends at www.childforum.com
Rank #9: Yoga and Mindfulness for children | Nicolette Gibson
Yoga and mindfulness are so valuable for both children and adults alike, especially children who have experienced trauma. We caught up with Nicky, who has taught yoga to refugee children in refugee camps in Greece. She offers some great tips for how to introduce yoga and mindfulness to young children.
Rank #10: 21st century parents | Dr. Bradley Hannigan
Dr. Bradley Hannigan reads us a social commentary covering technological change, individualisation, and 21st century parents.