Tag Archives: Children

Trauma & Addiction…

Recently I completed my studies in Counselling with no intention of working as a counsellor. Weird I know… Someone once asked me if I was addicted to studying. I’m not, or maybe I am. I actually enjoy learning, meeting new people and having shared thoughts. But I also like the brain stimulation, the stress of deadlines, …

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Blueberry & Oat Mini-Muffins…

When it comes to baking, the easier the better! I like recipes that are quick and can be adapted to create something new. When I went shopping I saw blueberries were on sale and changed this original recipe which calls for bananas and added the blueberries instead. I think quite easily the fruit could be …

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Reflection on Practice…

For the past 12 months, I have been facilitating Reflection on Practice (RoP) Sessions. I have been working collaboratively with other Early Childhood Professionals to put together sessions on Positive Behaviour Guidance and Using Communication and Visuals to Support the Care Environment. Based on the feedback that was received after the sessions, many Educators reflected they wanted more …

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Hot Cross Buns…

Heading closer to Easter and while bakeries and supermarkets have been selling hot cross buns since the 26th December, I’m not complaining, it’s probably the only time I really eat bread…and the chocolate chip ones are a little bit amazing…did I mention I have a weak spot for chocolate 🙂 So considering cooking with children, …

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Jam Drops…

  I must have been about 7 or 8 and I had entered an IXL (the jam) colouring competition and won myself a children’s cookbook. I was pretty excited and I felt really grown up that I had my own cookbook. I started going through the recipes and deciding what to make – the first thing I …

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Frozen Mars Bar Mousse…

  With my brother’s 30th coming up I wanted to spoil his sweet tooth and was prepared to take days off work to get a cake together. I spent months (not an exaggeration) researching different cakes, I had looked into purchasing soccer ball cake tins which would be shipped from the UK, I contacted the local cake …

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It’s a Walk-Off…

Flashback to the year 2001 and my then boyfriend came home and gave me the Billy Blanks Tae Bo VHS box set (yes VHS). He used to be a professional kick boxer and would occasionally train me, I think the gift was meant to be a joke but I was instantly captivated by the tacky dance music and Billy Blanks looking all …

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Circle of Security…

“I’m here for you”.  This is such a simple, yet powerful statement. He’s just naughty: When an Educator explains to me that Child A is out of control, is testing the boundaries, is just plain naughty. I listen. I continue to listen when they say “he’s so manipulative, I just know he’s testing me”. Young …

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Super Easy Cheese & Bacon Rolls…

  Cooking with children should be fun…and delicious! Every experience with children should be enjoyed and encompasses all aspects of education; numeracy, literacy, language, social skills – just to name a few. Preschoolers in particular have grasped the concept of recipes and will ask about quantities and what’s next. Before cooking, sit down with the …

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Welcome to the Wonderful World of Playdough…

Where can I begin with the benefits of Playdough? The number of adjectives are countless. As an Early Childhood Educator I cannot imagine my class without a Playdough table – in fact if there was no table set up, the children were quick to ask tell us that we had to make some. So why …

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