Why we chose Bear Park for our child

Bear Park centres have always advocated for all children to a childhood that nurtures their confidence and abilities to become capable individuals empowered to their full potential. We continue to be inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach and our philosophy remains grounded in our four main principles of whakama/empowerment, kotihitanga/holistic development, whanau tangata/family and community, […]

Creating learning spaces

“It has been said that the environment should act as a kind of aquarium which reflects the ideas, attitudes and lifestyle of the people who live in it.” —Loris Malaguzzi At Bear Park, we create learning spaces of wonder and curiosity that invite children to explore, discover, and engage with rich materials, including natural and […]

What is the Future of Education?

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 […]

4 Ways To Bring Reggio Into Your Home: Part II

Part 2 of our useful guide on how inspire meaningful play outside the classroom. Read on to discover our key tips for engaging your child in Reggio-inspired play. 3. Spend lots of time outside Nature is hugely restorative, both for adults and children. Deepen your child’s connection to the natural world by taking walks, picking fruit or […]