Director’s Blog

Physical Activity with Children- Advice from IDEA ELC

Physical Activity with Children- Advice from IDEA ELC Did you know that you can help your child… Enjoy physical activity? Feel good about his or her physical skills? Use physical skills to solve problems? Feel confident when playing with friends? Live a healthier life? Physical activity is a big part of your child’s life. Every […]

IDEA ELC’s tips for Learning at Home with Pre KG

IDEA ELC’s tips for Learning at Home with Pre KG ‘Typical’ Pre KG children By the time children are three and four years old they have a wide range of experiences of the outdoor world. Their physical development benefits enormously from this. Children are now skilled movers, according to the abilities of their bodies. Long […]

The Importance of Exploring with Two-Year Olds

The Importance of Exploring with Two-Year Olds At IDEA ELC we know that two year olds need exercise, good sleep patterns, healthy diets and opportunity for movement and exercise, which, if established early on in their family, makes sound foundations for their future wellbeing. Challenges for Parents With busy lifestyles this can appear challenging, but […]

Linking Practice to Theory and Research – Risk and Adventure

Linking Practice to Theory and Research – Risk and Adventure At IDEA ELC we are interested to know that there is growing evidence to support the view that playing outdoors in the early years is not only enjoyable for young children, it is also essential to them developing healthily as well as learning about their […]

Linking Practice to Theory and Research – Movement and Learning

Linking Practice to Theory and Research – Movement and Learning At IDEA ELC we are interested to know that there is growing evidence to support the view that playing outdoors in the early years is not only enjoyable for young children, it is also essential to them developing healthily as well as learning about their […]

Linking Practice to Theory and Research – Making A Mess

Linking Practice to Theory and Research – Making A Mess At IDEA ELC we are interested to know that there is growing evidence to support the view that playing outdoors in the early years is not only enjoyable for young children, it is also essential to them developing healthily as well as learning about their […]

IDEA Loves Outdoor Play

IDEA Loves Outdoor Play Why is Outdoor Play Important? As soon as babies are a few days old, parents will be taking them out in their prams to go shopping, visit relatives or just take a walk. Outdoors babies experience a different view of the world than they do in their homes. Sunlight creates shadows […]

What is Open Ended Play in Early Years?

At IDEA ELC we know that children often set up their own open ended experiences using materials at hand and sometimes even have a goal in mind. Our staff know that open-ended play allows children to express themselves in play freely and creatively, not bound by preset limitations. At IDEA ELC, playing with open-ended materials […]