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Time to get messy?

Time to get messy?

Last week our theme included a bucket of agar agar jelly (if you follow me on Instagram/Facebook you’ll see I…
Connecting with the world around us

Connecting with the world around us

This topic is a big one for me. I love the outdoors, I love nature, I love trees and being…
Filling and Refilling

Filling and Refilling

Filling and emptying things is a big part of childhood… like, really big! My almost 1 year old loves it,…
Giving Control to Learn

Giving Control to Learn

How do you give children the opportunity to take control of their own learning journey? And more importantly, how can…
Learning to Enhance Learning

Learning to Enhance Learning

This weeks #steammsunday isn’t an activity. For you parents it’s something to think about and perhaps begin to integrate into…
It's time to excavate!

It's time to excavate!

It’s time to excavate This weeks #steammsunday has got to be the dinosaur excavation. It was a real divider, some…
Jump, Jump, Jump

Jump, Jump, Jump

There are so many precursors to being able to jump. When a child is able to jump for the first…
Repetitive Movements

Repetitive Movements

Over the last term it’s been amazing to see each child get something different from the classes. The age range…
#STEAMMSUNDAY And breathe...

#STEAMMSUNDAY And breathe...

Slightly off topic from the colours theme last week. On this journey of child led learning it’s been incredible to…
The Secrets of Construction Play

The Secrets of Construction Play

The Secrets of Construction Play This has been a big part of the Wood themed classes this week. It’s really…
#STEAMMSUNDAY 10 reasons why thixotropic Oobleck is better than slime!

#STEAMMSUNDAY 10 reasons why thixotropic Oobleck is better than slime!

1. No Mess: The clean up is sooo much easier! I’m talking, let it dry and get out the hoover!…
Why we need to let children get bored

Why we need to let children get bored

I vividly remember the day my Mom handed me a “What To Do On Rainy Days” book during the summer…
School in September

School in September

As the summer holidays draw to a close, there may be mixed feelings about heading back to school, or even…
The Fern Club Philosophy on Repetition

The Fern Club Philosophy on Repetition

There’s a phrase I love; “practise makes permanent” a sidestep from the old “practise makes perfect”. We’re not looking for…
Why we love wooden rocker boards!

Why we love wooden rocker boards!

These curved wooden boards on the surface look simple; stand and rock. For a child though the possibilities are endless.…
The Fern Club Philosophy of Play

The Fern Club Philosophy of Play

The Fern Club Philosophy of Play Play… where do we begin? A topic which has been talked about, ripped apart,…
The Fern Club Philosophy of Movement

The Fern Club Philosophy of Movement

The Fern Club Philosophy on Movement From the very moment you feel your little one begin to kick in your…