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Understanding the RIE Approach

Understanding the RIE Approach: Fostering Respectful and Responsive Relationships with ChildrenĀ  As parents, caregivers and educators, we are constantly seeking effective approaches to support the healthy development of children. One approach that has gained popularity in recent years is the RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) approach. Developed by Magda Gerber, a Hungarian early childhood educator, …

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Encouraging Language Development in Children

Encouraging Language Development in ChildrenĀ  Language development is an essential part of a child’s growth and development. It is through language that a child expresses their thoughts, feelings, and ideas, and communicates with the people around them. As a parent or caregiver, it is important to encourage language development in children from an early age. …

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My baby is all grown up and heading off to big school: How to manage transitionsĀ 

  By Emma DanielsĀ  ā€œThere are two gifts we should give our children. One is roots, and the other is wings.ā€ – Johann Wolfgang von GoetheĀ  It is such a bittersweet time, watching your child grow and become independent. You are so very proud but also sad. It is the end of something and the …

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If “good girl” or “good boy” is not the right thing to say, what is?

If “good girl” or “good boy” is not the right thing to say, what is? By Emma Daniels Throughout my career as a Kinder Teacher, there have been phrases and ways of teaching that have come in and out of vogue. As more research is conducted into early childhood development, our understanding of children and …

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