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Stress in early development

June 28, 2021 | Playcentre

Written by Keryn O’Neill MA, PGCertEdPsych, Knowledge Manager Our stress response systems are important because they help us survive and deal with stressful situations; but can also be toxic to...Read More

Supporting Social and Emotional Skills

April 23, 2021 | Playcentre

Supporting Social and Emotional Skills A new resource for kaiako has been launched by the Ministry of Education to help support the development of children’s social and emotional skills. He...Read More

Children’s Time for Real Play

March 22, 2021 | Playcentre

Children’s Time for Real Play This article, written by Beverley Morris in the third person, was first published in the Playcentre Journal, November 1996 (p. 22). It is re-published here,...Read More

Confidence in physical abilities

November 12, 2020 | Playcentre

Magda Gerber once said, “if infants are ready to do something, they will do it. In fact, when they are ready, they have to do it”. Northland-based early childhood educator Kate Liddington...Read More

Learning is child’s play

June 16, 2020 | Playcentre

Learning is child's play Written by: Keryn O’Neill, MA PGCertEdPsych - Senior Researcher at Brainwave Trust Aotearoa The message that the first few years of life are extremely important for ...Read More