Category: Supporting creativity and sustained shared thinking

What is risky play and why is it important?

The idea of risky play can often leave adults feeling anxious and apprehensive. It is completely natural to be daunted by risky play, especially when we live in a world where we are constantly being bombarded with information about the

Project work inspired by The Smartest Giant in Town

Inspired by early education at Reggio Emilia we love our project work at KTB Kids – it’s all about the in-depth exploration of a topic or theme carried out over an extended period of time, rather than just in a

Heuristic play – supporting scientific exploration for very young children

Eureka “A cry of joy or satisfaction when one finds or discovers something” The word Heuristic comes from the word ‘eureka’ and means helping to find out or discover; proceeding by trial and error. Heuristic play, a term created by

Yoga for children: How yoga can help today’s busy children to relax, unwind, build confidence and look after their bodies.

Yoga isn’t just for adults – it’s great for children too, especially in today’s fast-paced world. As parents and educators, we want our children to act and behave with mindfulness, compassion, respect, to be brave, to know love and happiness

Don’t help your child create a beautiful, neat and tidy card – let them make a real mess…they’ll get more out of it.

We all do things differently’ – it’s said the world over and it’s so true, especially of children, who, because it’s all new, ‘invent’ new ways to approach things.If you watch two children with the same task, or the same

Why is a stick not a stick

When is a stick not a stick…? When with a little imagination, it can be a fishing pole, a spoon for stirring a potion, a magic wand or even a balance beam for snails! Research has shown that in loose