Children need to understand their world

There is this boy I know, his name is Ladejo, he is 7 years old and he loves digging up dirt, removing stones, and old snail shells from the earth while asking lots of questions about what he has found. His mum is always complaining, saying that he wastes a lot of time playing outside, … More Children need to understand their world

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So I got a message from one of my WhatsApp group members. She said she had a visit from one of the kids around her. As they got talking, he said something that struck and bothered her, so she wanted to bring it to my attention. What did the young 9 year old say? “Ma, … More

Science is Important

Happy World Science Day. We must always make sure our children see the inter-relationships in life and the science in it. Science is important. Science can be described as the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the natural and physical world through observation and experiment. For a child to understand a lot of … More Science is Important

How to prepare teachers for Education Reform

Last week was a big week for our sector as CPE (The Concerned Parents and Educators – a Facebook group of over 220,000 members) held an import dialogue. We spent a good chunk of Thursday 4th March, talking about Preparing Teachers For Education Reform. So many great points were made, from the introduction, keynote address, … More How to prepare teachers for Education Reform

Understanding The Montessori curriculum

When the Montessori Curriculum is mentioned, what comes to mind? The Subjects taught in the Montessori Setting? So what subjects do we teach in the Montessori setting? Practical Life Sensorial Education Language Development Mathematics Cultural Subjects Did you know that that these are the subjects peculiar to the 3 -6 age group? What the Primary/Elementary … More Understanding The Montessori curriculum