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Welcome to Little Kiwis Nature Play
Many ECE and school teachers, managers and principals want to confidently take the children in their care outdoors. But they’re not sure where to start. And they need to make sure everyone’s on the same page to successfully bring nature into their teaching environment.
At Little Kiwis Nature Play, we run nature-based education professional training and workshops, online courses and teacher only days – specific to your ECE centre or school.
That inspire and motivate teachers and parents to confidently take children outdoors to nature instead of being stuck inside wondering where to begin.
MONDAY 14 NOVEMBER 6-8.30pm:
An evening of crafting and connection, that teaches crafting skills using natural resources while providing a space for wahine to korero and take time for their well-being.
RNZ INTERVIEW WITH CELIA HOGAN
We offer practical workshops that build confidence and help support teachers who are wanting to use the outdoor classroom more, or for those who are setting up a bush kindy or one day school.
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My First Bush Kindy Case Study
Are you an ECE teacher interested in the Bush Kindergarten movement and INSPIRED to find out more?
Find out how a New Zealand kindergarten ran their very first BUSH KINDY session and what they observed and learnt along the way.
What People Are Saying
Celia has a real passion and a lot of knowledge around getting children exploring their natural environments outside. The sessions that Celia runs are inspiring too. Highly recommend.
An outstanding presentation of an approach to learning that is desperately needed in these times of mental health fragility among our young people.
Thanks for leading such a great discussion, I really think it cemented the evening to our NZ context especially in terms of which direction we want our education sector to head in.
What is nature education, what place does it have in New Zealand Schools and why is nature connection at the core? Read more here.
Loose parts are an essential element in any play setting creating opportunities for children’s creativity, problem-solving and cognitive development. Find out what loose parts are, the benefits of loose parts and how to start with loose parts. You will also uncover some tips around the role of the teacher in outdoor loose parts play.
Schema or play urges are often described as repeated patterns of behaviour. By repeating actions over and over, just like with the examples above, children are gathering information of that particular play urge, to store in their brain.