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Bear Park St Clair - Environment 1
What comes to mind when we first think of the environment is the space that directly surrounds us, but there is so much more to environment. The environment is a living and changing system that is not only a physical space, but also a place that acknowledges time and roles within our social realities. Our...
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Environment as the Third Teacher
The Reggio Emilia philosophy views the environment as the third teacher, a space for providing numerous opportunities for children to explore, experiment, develop their ideas, and test their theories. It should encourage collaboration and communication, exploration and discovery, inspiration and intrigue, and be a place for research. Well thought out aesthetically rich environments readily engage...
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Magic of watercolours
Watercolour Experiment Watercolours are a key artistic medium used within any atelier space. They provide the possibility for creative expression, sensory exploration, and scientific experimentation. Many of our tamariki (children) use watercolours to experiment with the limitless marks that can be created. One child explores the possibilities of forming droplets of colour on the paintbrush. Another...
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Recently, MiNDFOOD editors asked Bear Park to comment on an interesting question: “What is the future of education?” This felt like an enormous question to respond to, so we’d also love to hear your thoughts. Do you have a vision of what schools of the future could look like? Or an opinion on the role...
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Bear Park Teachers
Our teachers have had lots of requests from parents who would like to integrate Reggio philosophy at home. With this in mind, we’ve whipped up a useful guide that aims to inspire meaningful play outside the classroom. Read on to discover our key tips for engaging your child in meaningful play. Part 2 to follow! 1. Unstructured...
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