I’m an ‘EYE’ or Early Years Educator, and I’ve been collecting, building, and developing my knowledge and skills for over 25 years. For most of the last 10 years, I have been dedicated to facilitating the learning of a few under 5-year-olds involving language learning, cultural awareness, social interaction, physical prowess, maths, reading etc etc, and all the rest that goes into early education. So, over this time and through these experiences, I have developed some specific theories and pedagogies.
Over the years, my wife Di and I have explored and journeyed down many avenues to enhance and improve early years education, including, creating curricula, writing children’s books, designing educational toys, teaching teachers, managing kindergartens, designing language programs, creating and facilitating outdoor discovery programs, and even running our own kindergarten.
Our next game changer!
2020, will go down in history as a time when we all had the opportunity to stop, breathe and reflect on many important aspects of our lives.
With many workers working remotely as well as gyms, restaurants, and schools closed, many of us were forced to rethink how we worked, socialised, relaxed, exercised, and traveled. The basic social and daily routines became a challenge, especially to families that had to prepare themselves to work from home as well as prepare their children for online learning.
It soon became clear that online teaching was fun for the children, but the immersive atmosphere and interactive engagements with other kids were missing as well as learning within an environment that provided context. (Read more….).