Here, you’ll find practical tips and ideas to help children cultivate curiosity, creativity, and a love for learning in preparation for Kindergarten and beyond.
I’m an Early Childhood educator, born and raised in South Africa. I have a B.A. in Applied Psychology, a post graduate Diploma in Education and a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education. I started my teaching career as a Secondary School language teacher. After moving internationally and starting my own family, I fell in love with Early Childhood when my own children started their learning journey in Dubai where I taught Kindergarten in an innovative American international school. I now call Perth, Australia home and am a proud parent of two curious, independent minded young men.
When I first started teaching Pre-Primary (4 and 5 year olds) over a decade ago, I quickly realized that children thrive when they’re able to explore their own interests and passions. Through my studies with Dr. Claire Warden in Nature Pedagogy and Kath Murdoch’s inquiry integrated model, I found my teaching style. I was able to engage my students and create an enthusiasm for learning through hands-on activities that incorporated multiple curriculum areas.
By dove tailing explicit instruction in literacy and numeracy with inquiry and project-based learning, students’ curiosity and creativity blossomed, whilst simultaneously developing their literacy and numeracy skills and understanding.
That’s why I created Ed’s Lessons – to help carers, parents and educators like you, effortlessly incorporate activities inspired by picture books and nature so that children not only develop much needed and valued curiosity and a love for learning, but also the skills to succeed in their schooling and in life.
My goal is to help create a thriving community where curiosity and the natural world are valued, and where children can develop a lifelong love of learning.
So, if you’re looking for ways to engage children, and ensure they have the necessary skills that will set them up for success, then please subscribe below and join me on this exciting journey of preparing our kids to confidently meet the demands of learning and real life.
“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”
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