Authentic tangible culture for young students- el Ratoncito Pérez
Recently I saw this infographic depicting an iceberg as a metaphor for culture- most of the culture is 'underwater' or rather, more in depth. It is a great graphic! However, at the elementary level, where young children are first being introduced to and learning about the concept of language and culture (often for the first time!) finding tangible, concrete aspects of culture to include in the classroom are key, in my opinion, and typically fall under the 'surface culture' part of the…
CONNECTING WITH NATURE THROUGH MUSICAL PLAY
CONNECTING WITH NATURE THROUGH MUSICAL PLAY. JULIE WYLIE Children feel at home in the balanced ecosystem of nature, because it is here that they and their playing belong. Nature is a constant source of beauty, inspiration and imagination. The child’s…Read more ›
Waitangi Day Story Book
A story book for New Zealand years 2-4 (aged 6-9) that introduces and explains the Treaty of Waitangi and Waitangi Day in language young children can under
Āraiteuru is the famed taniwha represented on this stamp. She is said to have arrived in New Zealand with the early voyaging canoes, and her 11 sons are credited with creating the various branches of the Hokianga Harbour.
The world has been forced to go to sleep in an attempt to try and isolate itself against the tentacles of the COVID19 virus. Challenging times for so many families. The impact of lost jobs and eco…