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Learning about the weather / Ik leer over het weer

on Tue, 06/03/2012 - 07:48

We are getting close to a seasonal change! Which role is the weather playing in this all? How can we discover more about the weather in a fun way? Me and my blogging playmates (scroll down to know who!) bring you some weather themed crafts or playideas. Please visit our bloghop and link up yours too!

I show you how to make a weather wheel and sing you the special rainbowsong with your preschoolers!

Nu de lente dichterbij komt, praten we veel over het weer hier thuis en met de kleuters op school. Schijnt de zon vaker in de winter of de lente, vragen we ons af.

Daarom maakten we een weer wiel zodat we elke dag kunnen bijhouden wat het weer is. En als je het leuk vind om te zingen, vergeet dan niet te klikken op de video om mijn speciaal regenboogliedje te horen!

The Healing Power Of Play

on Wed, 12/10/2011 - 15:43

I dedicate this article to the healthiest activity of the world. It has the power to unite persons of all ages, races, religions, sexes, beliefsystems, it doesn't judge mental or physical conditions. 

This activity transformed my life when I was diagnosed with breastcancer and became a "pink" girl. It also gave the biggest possibility to my child of expressing herself without words. Both of us could simply BE ourselves in doing it. Many people with me are involved in doing it, advocating it, LOVING it.  

Please meet PLAY and some of it's players.

'Listen to the world' - game, concentration skills

on Sun, 26/06/2011 - 22:59

I believe that learning how to concentrate is a useful skill for children. It will give them the abillity to listen to the world around them AND to their own heart. In my playsessions I often do 'listen to the world' - games. So that children learn "to filter" the most important information for themselves. 

Here is an example that you can do as a cool down activity, at home or at school. I called it  "INDIANCHIEF" (from my Dutch movement and games - book "Spelend in beweging").

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