Category Archives: Play

Playing with learning: a very sociable model

A conversation on Twitter this morning has made me think about play. Playing is all about learning: it can be a solitary activity or done with friends, it can be done in dedicated ‘formally‘ defined play spaces, or it can … Continue reading

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Learning science: the power of steam

Christmas is a time for families and for me that means my nine year old niece and six year old nephew. Once the flurry of wrapping paper has subsided and the boxes have been ripped open, once the new spaceship … Continue reading

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A week of writing: Day 4 – Playing

Yesterday was harder to write: three days in and i’m feeling a weight of words building up and some pressure to keep up the momentum. On the plus side, having such an uninterrupted period to write has made me feel … Continue reading

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