“The peoples are doing a dance like pigs!”

“The peoples are doing a dance like pigs!”

A younger Tilda ready to perform! A few weeks ago I went to the theatre at lunchtime to watch the Northern Ballet in a half-hour performance of The Three Little Pigs. We were taking my two year old niece who, clutching her toy pig as we stood in the foyer before the...
Alex’s alphabet – thoughts on play and learning

Alex’s alphabet – thoughts on play and learning

Alex looked back up at his teacher with a smile. Alex struggled for words. Under the gaze of 23 others, standing at the front of the room, with the show-and-tell toy in his hands, the pressure was too much. He was expected to explain clearly why this toy meant so much...
Walter’s Painting; flow and celebrating creativity

Walter’s Painting; flow and celebrating creativity

Walter’s First Canvas Walter looked at the blank canvas in front of him. He had all the colours he wanted so he dipped his hand into the green. Dragging his hand across the white surface, he’d created a whole landscape already. Walter carried on, adding curious...