Therapeutic play is freedom!

One of the children that attended therapeutic play recently has told Kickstart facilitator Jackie, that it “allows freedom of thought”. Each session is child-led and very individual, however a toy that is used commonly by many is the bricks. Whether it is lego, duplo or mega-blocks doesn’t matter: free construction offers free thinking, free movement…
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Practicing NVC at Smart Choices

The challenge at Smart Choices this week was to understand and practice non-verbal communication. Some children found this harder than others as you might imagine. As it was World Book Day, there was a visit from Mr Bean, Harry Potter and Steve from Minecraft at Smart Choices. Following explanations and discussions, the children made a…
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St. Matthew’s childcare.

This term in St. Matt.’s Afterschool Club the children have enjoyed doing lots of Christmas activities: they have made advent calendars, Christmas cards, Christmas hats, puffy paint snowman, hand print reindeer’s and make melting snowmen biscuits. They designed a nativity scene role play area where they re-enacted parts of the nativity story (alongside a little…
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