Episode 128: Routines, Rhythms and Rituals with Rebecca Thompson

In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare chats to Rebecca Thompson, Early Childhood Educator and Director of Stone and Sprocket. They discuss the difference between routines and rhythms, the importance of following the children as much as the clock, and how rituals can be used to create a deep sense of belonging and inclusion. LISTEN IN Links for …

Episode 107: Marte Meo – Principle #4

In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare shares information about Marte Meo, a style of interaction which means ‘on one’s own strength’. Here she introduces the fourth principle, ‘name the child’s internal experience’. LISTEN HERE To discover more about this model, please visit MarteMeo.com A recommended resource are these videos on the Storypark blog where founder Maria Aarts talks about ‘The Golden Gift …

Episode 106: Marte Meo – Principle #3

In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare shares information about Marte Meo, a style of interaction which means ‘on one’s own strength’. Here she introduces the third principle, ‘name what you’re doing’. LISTEN HERE To discover more about this model, please visit MarteMeo.com A recommended resource are these videos on the Storypark blog where founder Maria Aarts talks about ‘The Golden Gift at …

Episode 105: Marte Meo – Principle #2

In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare shares information about Marte Meo, a style of interaction which means ‘on one’s own strength’. Here she introduces the second principle, ‘follow and name the child’s initiative’. LISTEN HERE To discover more about this model, please visit MarteMeo.com A recommended resource are these videos on the Storypark blog where founder Maria Aarts talks about ‘The Golden …

Episode 104: Marte Meo – Principle #1

In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare introduces Marte Meo, a style of interaction which means ‘on one’s own strength’. She begins with principle 1, to have a nice face and a nice tone.   LISTEN HERE To discover more about this model, please visit MarteMeo.com A recommended resource are these videos on the Storypark blog where founder Maria Aarts talks about ‘The Golden …

Episode 44: Loose Parts with Justine Walsh 

In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare chats with Justine Walsh from Journey into Play. We cover: Justine’s story of evolution as an educator The importance of creating spaces that prioritise opportunity rather than ‘prettiness’ What loose parts are and where to source them How to combine their use with the playwork approach Links for this episode: Journey …

Episode 41: Brilliant Boys 

In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare chats with Natalie Smith from Brilliant Boys. They talk about the differences of boys in relation to brain development and play, covering controversial topics such as rough play and gun play. If you’re an educator or you have a son, this episode will help you to understand the boys in your …

6 Reasons to Embrace Crawling

Crawling is an essential milestone for establishing body awareness, spatial awareness, strength, visual skills, brain integration and an abundance of learning opportunities.