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Respect as a Right

Understanding the Rights of a Child to a Respectful, Unhurried and Supportive Learning Environment. Respect is the basis of the RIE (Resources for...

Weaving in a Bicultural Pedagogy

How the educational approach from Reggio Emilia compliments our Bi-Cultural Heritage and Curriculum. Here in Aotearoa (New Zealand) we all have a special...

An Ethos of Collaboration

What does it mean to collaborate? The idea of collaboration holds a lot of value here at Bear Park, and the way it...

Valuing Children’s Hundred Languages

The Multiple ways of Connecting. “Our task is to help children communicate with the world using all their potential, strengths and languages and...

Creating a Sense of Identity in the Atelier

Fostering Imagination and Creativity The Atelier has been evolving at Bear Park Herne Bay as we have been considering how we can enhance...
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A group project needs a plan!

When the time came to carry out repairs on our bridge that we had constructed as part of our Sculptural Exhibition, we firstly...

Pedagogical Documentation

More than Just Words. Pedagogical documentation is an important part of what we do as educators here at Bear Park, it is a...

Tubes, Toddlers and Motion

Young children are always intrigued by the mystical and exciting idea of movement, whether it is with their own bodies or with objects...

Adding Another Dimension to Clay

Clay is an essential part of our educational learning spaces as we view this as another expressive language for our children to engage...