The potential in unplanned loose parts in open-ended learning

Incorporating parents as part of our learning community is an important aspect of our educational programme. What better way to involve parents than by inviting our families to help us source interesting open-ended recycled materials from their homes. The sourced materials were set up in an unplanned order of materials to allow the children to […]

4 Ways To Bring Reggio Into Your Home: Part 1

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 […]

How to: Make a Nature Mandala

Here we show you how to set up a fun art activity at home for your child using only what nature provides. The best part is that you’ll love participating too. Enjoy! What: A nature mandala is a circular art form that is made using different objects and natural materials. Why: The idea of this […]

Learning Journey: Reuse To Make Shoes

The Remuera teaching team worked alongside the Tui children to extend and develop ideas around repurposing. We believe that for children to appreciate the value in an object or material, they need to discover its true potential. Our team introduced the idea that discarded or recycled materials have unlimited possibilities, and the results were remarkable. The […]