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Curious bits & bobs

The Curiosity Approach is more than just beautiful play spaces… So grab a cuppa, settle down and delve deeply inside our articles...

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Why we need Sofas and comfy chairs in our Early Years settings?

Providing a place to pause and connect with children. To fill up their emotional cup and nurture emotional well being.

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Where did all the chairs go?

Did you know we remove the chairs at Curiosity Approach® settings?

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Curious about sustained shared thinking ?

A simple explanation and evidence of Sustained shared thinking at a Curiosity Approach® setting - curious to read more?

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Are you in the habit of presenting play dough to children?

Do you allow children to make their own play dough ?

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Books! Only for the book corner?

Are we turning children off books, because our book corners are becoming academic zones ?

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Book corner ? What does it FEEL like for a child ?

Is your book corner unconsciously turning them off reading books?

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Phonics in Early Years? Taking our foot off the accelerator

Are we rushing ahead in preparing for school, read more here.

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Light is a loose part

Have you used light to bring awe and wonder into children’s play? A wondrous loose part.

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What is the curriculum?

Is it the paper work or is it the child?

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Do Curiosity Approach settings get messy?

We often get asked the question, are you curious to learn more ?

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