By CELA 9 Nov, 2017

Talking to young children about Remembrance Day

This Saturday is Armistice Day, also known as Remembrance Day. While few children’s services will be open, many children will have seen poppy badges being sold on street corners, or be aware of older siblings participating in commemoration ceremonies at school on Friday. They may wonder, on the weekend, why adults around them suddenly go quiet at 11am.

By CELA 2 Nov, 2017

Don’t play with your food?

Educators face many different challenges in their daily work, just one of these is the use of various play materials in our services.

By CELA 20 Oct, 2017

Australia’s education report card at a glance

You loved the NQF Changes at a Glance so much, we’ve turned our graphics eye to another important document released this year, the Early Learning Everyone Benefits report on the state of early learning in Australia in 2017.

By CELA 12 Oct, 2017

Storytelling in the natural world

You’ve heard people say food tastes better outdoors? Well stories sound better outside too! Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson of Heart to Heart Storytelling returns to Amplify as a guest writer this week to share the experiences she and her husband and fellow-storyteller Ulf Nilsson enjoy when they tell tales to children in nature and about nature – a wonderful way to engage young people in caring for their world.

By CELA 5 Oct, 2017

‘Hold them back’ bias against gifted children

Australia’s tall poppy syndrome starts early, says Dr Mimi Wellisch, with the nation overlooking potential future Einsteins in the population even before school-age – holding back children in an attempt to make them fit in socially.

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