Kindness & Christmas – Spread Christmas Spirit Wherever You Go

  Everyone can make a difference. Everyone can be kind. And everyone can have creative ideas about acts of kindness during the Festive Season! There are many wonderful and creative lists where you can select acts of kindness that your students or child can carry out during December. If you are looking for ways to …

Jelly Bean Frog Story Writing and Robos- Biomimicry for Young Children

Tiny, tiny, tiny frogs! Some frogs are the size of a jellybean. Jelly bean frogs - wonderful inspiration! Of course we could not resist cutting out the tiniest frogs and to put them beside jelly beans. Brachycephalus frogs are less than a 1 cm long (0.39 inches) or approximately the size of a jelly bean. …

Crittery Steps and Long Jumps – Critical and Lateral Thinking

There are many metaphors that describe thinking – but they are  constructed for adults. New and engaging terms are needed to explain different thinking styles for young children. The metaphor Think Dive is fun and it may help children to explore their own thinking process. It also explains in a clear way what is required …

Philosophical Questions and Children – Who Owns the Sky?

I love this new TV series for children that challenges their thinking! Each film contains an animated parable, that can be used in the classroom or at home to engage in philosophical puzzlement. Everyday questions and pondering are explored and each film consist of a variety of different children's responses to the questions. A perfect …

Lateral Thinking

Thinking can be regarded as a skill. This approach to thinking means that everyone can improve her approach to thinking. A lateral approach to thinking means that a child deliberately searches for alternatives – often using tools to disrupt a more obvious way of approaching a problem and arriving at the solution from another angle. …