Education

Is teaching critical thinking skills important?

In today’s technological and rapidly changing world, children need to be able to assimilate data and demonstrate critical thinking skills versus repeating a list of facts from memorization. Kids need to be critical thinkers who can...Read more
|Comment|author: Carol Miller

Why can’t I play in our schoolyard?

Breathing air that does not make us ill is something that most of us take for granted, but for children who have asthma or pollen allergies, even playing outside at school can be seriously hazardous....Read more
|Comment|author: Peter Prakke

The return of the natives

Many children from lower income families do not get the opportunity to enjoy nature, even close to their homes. In this article, Nancy Vielmas and Victoria Derr, of the California State University, Monterey Bay, describe Return of...Read more
|Comment|author: Victoria Derr

Early nature lessons in Denmark’s Forest Pre-schools

Forest schools are gaining in popularity around the world. In Denmark, they have been around for decades, and they start young. Philippa Stasiuk reports on a pedagogical movement that immerses children in nature from kindergarten. “They come in...Read more
|Comment|author: Philippa Stasiuk

Is this London nursery the future for childcare?

The availability of affordable, high quality childcare is a major challenge for both families and government. In this extract from the Guardian, Juliet Rix investigates why an innovative community nursery in East London is attracting the interest...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce