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November 6, 2019

I am a huge believer in the power of play.
I think it is one of the strongest languages children have to communicate with and make sense of the world around them... it is of course not the only language available to them to explore and interact with the world. Being in...

November 4, 2019

Today or tomorrow I will get my answer as to whether or not I have been approved to be a Swedish citizen.

It has got me thinking about belonging.

This is a word that came up often during my trip to Australia... not just about creating spaces that belong to the children,...

October 21, 2019

I feel that often as educators we are often looking into the future too much... planning the direction, needing to know where we are going, rather than focussing on where we are now...

Sure, as educators we do need to know where we are going, so that we can prepare ou...

October 19, 2019

While in Melbourne I was fortunate enough to be able to visit ArtPlay and sit in one of their "dreaming" sessions. A dreaming session is when an artist is testing out ideas with children to see how the idea needs to be refined. This means the interactive art sessions a...

October 19, 2019

(This post can be read in English here)

Under de senaste två månaderna har jag deltagit i djupa och intressanta dialoger om fenomenet - "provokationer"

det är ett ord som ofta används i ett Reggio Emilia-sammanhang (särskilt på engelska, men jag hör den allt oftare på sv...

October 2, 2019

In the course of the last two months I have found myself participating in deep and interesting dialogues about the phenomenon - "provocations"

it is a word often used in a Reggio Emilia context... and yet there seems to be a lot of uncertainty about where the idea of...

September 25, 2019

(på svenska efter bilderna)

In the last few years I have been shaping and refining my idea of Original Learning... 

It is my reaction to this constant separation of play and learning... which comes with an ever increasing need to define precisely what play is and what le...

September 18, 2019

(på svenska efter bilderna)

A long time ago I was told that I would never be able to have children... after failed IVFs and years of trying, my husband and I decided enough was enough and that we would stop the stress of trying and think about adopting. in order to clos...

September 10, 2019

(på svenska efter alla bilder)

In October 2018 I visited two "I Ur och Skur" preschools on Lidingö, just outside Stockholm City.
I Ur och Skur means directly in hour and shower (UR is an old word for clock, or a word outside, or original as urskog means virgin forest (o...

September 8, 2019

Another post sharing inspiration and reflections from AnjiPlay in China... this time with a focus on Sand and water play

to find out more about the construction materials why not check out Construction Play

or just click onto the tag or category AnjiPlay to find all the...

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