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Transitions- valuing and understanding home culture

Families who migrate experience transitions at many levels, and currently all children are experiencing transitions amid the Covid-19 Pandemic. This is a great resource for early childhood education, from Education Scotland, on transitions in the context of the Coronavirus pandemic. https://drive.google.com/…/1RIT_iZuh-rn7cBnmEn-D8C4bfJ…/view Transitioning back into early years settings brings new opportunities to connect with families, and …

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Cultural treasures: Easter eggs

People in many countries across Europe make special eggs with beautiful colours for Easter.  You will need:  Eggs Your favourite way of colouring/ painting these eggs. That might include with paint, or food colouring or something else.  Activity method: Can parents/ grandparents teach about painting eggs from your culture? How do you prepare the eggs? …

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Cultural treasures: Music collection

This activity celebrates different songs that are important to us, and helps to share more about different cultures and languages.   You will need:  Any old, scratched CDs that could be given to children to play with (check they are not unsafe if they are damaged). Children can explore texture, the light reflecting on them and …

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Coronavirus pandemic: Changes, challenges and cultural treasures

It has been a while since I’ve written a blog post because of everything happening with the Coronavirus pandemic. Transitions can often take time to adapt to, even when it is a transition into your own home. New routines, new work styles and a new reality to adjust to can bring unsettling emotions and difficult …