– Margaret Fuller (1810 – 1850, Journalist, Critic and Women’s Rights Activist)We believe in the power of exchange. And there is no better time than the present to share with others our expertise and passions. Supporting you, our parents, is fundamental to who we are. We understand the challenges of parenting – because we are parents too!
Our curriculum specialists have created a series of webinars specifically with parents and educators in mind. Each FREE 90 minute online session offers tips and creative ideas for adults to help navigate these testing times at home, and beyond.
We’re in this together!
You can choose to attend just one or all our webinars.
Webinar for Parents
Duration: 1hour 30minutes
Parents of Preschoolers
|Date | Time||Friday, 22 May 2020 | 2.30pm – 4.00pm|
|Title||Bringing Stories Alive!|
|Synopsis||Reading to your children is a wonderful opportunity to share a world filled with imagination and wonder; and how you read to them, through the power of vocal and physical expression, determines how they absorb ideas and information within books. Discover how you can capture the interest and attention of your child and bring stories alive!|
|Date | Time||Tuesday, 26 May 2020 | 2.30pm – 4.00pm|
|Title||Discovering the Benefits of Playdough|
|Synopsis||Playdough provides an enormous amount of developmental, learning and sensory benefits for young children and is an essential part of every early childhood classroom experience. It is so much more than rolling out the dough and using cutters! Join us as we explore the benefits and give examples of how playdough can be an engaging learning tool to use at home.|
Parents of Primary School Children
|Date | Time||Friday, 29 May 2020 | 2.30pm – 4.00pm|
|Title||Language with a Difference – Strategies to help your child develop strong oral skills|
|Synopsis||Oral language lays the foundation for reading and writing skills and children use it in all aspects of their education – in the classroom as they connect with their peers and teachers and throughout their lives as they grow into adulthood. Unfortunately, at times miscommunication occurs or they are misunderstood as a result of poor diction and mispronunciation. In this webinar, we will share strategies to help you work with your child on improving their read-aloud and conversational skills in preparation for their oral presentations.|
Webinar for Educators
Duration: 1hour 30minutes
|Date | Time||Thursday, 21 May 2020 | 2.30pm – 4.00pm|
|Title||Eyes Wide Open! – Storytelling skills that surprise and engage|
|Synopsis||The art of storytelling is so much more than holding a book and reading words off a page. In this webinar, participants will explore how important physical and vocal expression can capture the interest and attention of young children. Participants will be given the opportunity to discover strategies to develop storytelling techniques, all of which fulfil one purpose: To bring stories to life!|
|Date | Time||Wednesday, 27 May 2020 | 2.30pm – 4.00pm|
|Title||Tips for maintaining a strong and healthy voice|
|Synopsis||Educators are constantly using their voices to communicate and deliver ideas and concepts to young children. The question is – are they doing it effectively with their voices?
In this webinar, we would like to share some vocal training exercises that educators can use to train and strengthen their voices. We will also include how educators can prevent vocal problems through positive daily practices.
|Date | Time||Monday, 1 June 2020 | 2.30pm – 4.00pm|
|Title||Dynamic Communication – How to create powerful connections with children|
|Synopsis||Children and educators interact all day long in early childhood settings. The benefit to everyone is huge if just some of those everyday interactions become intentional and purposeful powerful interactions. This webinar examines ways to build and strengthen the communication we have with children – to look at the ways that we can extend thinking, encourage curiosity and develop stronger relationships within the classroom.|