Floorbook

Floorbooks and Idea Mapping – Observation, Documentation and Responsive Planning

Part 1: Observation We have recently adapted the style of documentation called Floorbooks: Talking and Thinking Floorbook Approach, which was created by Claire Warden to give educators a tool to consult and co-create documentation with children. This approach allows children and educators to make their thinking, theories, values and learning visible. This collaborative pedagogical approach allows educators to slow down …

Joy of Childhood Conference Experience

As an educator new to understanding what it truly means to be Nature Inspired, I was drawn to the Joy of Childhood Conference Experience hosted by Discovery Child Care Centre. I was particularly curious about how to implement these skills with toddler and preschool children, understand ways to use loose parts in my program, how to transform a concrete playground, …