Early years

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Using digital tablets in pre-school settings – what does the research say?
Using digital tablets in pre-school settings – what does the research say?

Touch-screen tablets are not only being used in primary and secondary classrooms, pre-schools are also employing the technology as a literacy learning tool.

Early childhood development - the gender gaps
Early childhood development - the gender gaps

A recent census highlights a continuing gender disparity when it comes to school readiness, with more boys than girls considered 'developmentally vulnerable'.

Nature Pedagogy - inside, outside and beyond
Nature Pedagogy - inside, outside and beyond

For Nature Pedagogue Claire Warden, outdoor learning is about giving children an opportunity to learn in and with the natural world.

Delaying Kindergarten – the impact on mental health
Delaying Kindergarten – the impact on mental health

Delaying a child’s enrolment to Kindergarten for a year has mental health benefits, according to new research from Stanford University.

Green thumbs
Green thumbs

At this Darwin preschool, teaching sustainable, healthy garden practices has helped connect youngsters to their multicultural community.

Inquiring minds
Inquiring minds

‘I don’t know, but we can find out’ is one of the most powerful things you can say to students, says one educator. See why play-based learning works in her classroom.

Playing with phonetics
Playing with phonetics

Two Western Australian teachers have developed a play-based program that provides experiences for students to explore and investigate phonetic sounds.

From the sandpit to the classroom
From the sandpit to the classroom

'The biggest deals these days are done in the sandpit, not on the golf course.' Read how three mothers started their own early years education centre.

Early intervention producing gains for kindergarteners
Early intervention producing gains for kindergarteners

Using iPads to collect and track data in real time has helped educators in western Sydney develop an early intervention program for children entering Kindergarten.

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