Author Archives: Llewellyn Wishart
In this wide ranging conversation Llewellyn and Melanie reflect on what SAKGF and early childhood sector partners are learning through the early years kitchen garden pilot project 2016-2019.
Edges in a children’s centre rural NSW, Australia – Photos: Llewellyn Wishart Early childhood practitioners, children and families ever thought about that slightly wild, weedy corner or edge of your kindergarten or childcare centre outdoor space? Do you want to … Continue reading
How can early childhood educators be supported to teach outdoors? Moving to learn outdoors can mean so many things… Continue reading
Children’s physical activity & movement in outdoor landscapes – What matters to early childhood educators?
What do children need for active play in the outdoors? In-depth research with six early childhood educators revealed what mattered to them when thinking about young children moving and being active in outdoor learning environments. According to these … Continue reading
Formidable Vegetable Sound System have done it again with a quirky poignant tribute to one of Permaculture’s founders Bill Mollison who died last year. Check it out here: http://www.pipmagazine.com.au/connect/bill-mollison-tribute-song-launch-trees-eat-us-formidable-vegetable-sound-system/ While your at it if you are looking for fun music … Continue reading
Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens Photo: Llewellyn Wishart Developing nature-rich outdoor environments for young children takes conviction, creativity, planning, negotiation, design sense and skills in early childhood pedagogy. Early childhood educators here in Australia are being offered more … Continue reading
Dance-movement therapist Dr Suzie Tortora’s research into embodied parenting and infant-parent communication has much to offer about the power of movement as a form of subtle embodied communication in infancy, early childhood and across the lifespan. Dr Tortora’s research challenges … Continue reading