“Chairs, chairs for sale” – the golden nugget of the day

“Chairs, chairs for sale” – the golden nugget of the day

Blog “Chairs, chairs for sale” – the golden nugget of the day In our Storyplay work, we try to create respectful spaces for children to be curious and imaginative learners. We’ve found this process to be extraordinarily enriching for enabling central aspects of...
A story worth telling…

A story worth telling…

Blog A story worth telling… By early childhood specialist Nadia Lubowski, who co-ordinates PRAESA’s Storyplay initiatives. It is Zoe’s Educare’s second birthday and I went to deliver some storybooks PRAESA donated to celebrate this small but wonderful beacon of hope…...
The ‘what if’ of the story

The ‘what if’ of the story

Blog The ‘what if’ of the story One of the joys of sharing a picture book with children is to observe the story playing out in their minds and bodies. There are the glazed dreamy looks, the relaxed toes and fingers. Then the sudden alert positioning of...
A sad day when children felt unsafe in class

A sad day when children felt unsafe in class

Nolubabalo Mbotshwa, PRAESA’s early childhood language and literacy mentor, reflects on a distressing day for the young children she was on her way to work with. When I arrived at school today, there were two police vans in the parking lot. As I walked into the...
Think of where a dragon might like to fly to…

Think of where a dragon might like to fly to…

Blog Think of where a dragon might like to fly to… Here we tell what happened on day 2 of Storyplay with dragons in the classroom with Sive Mbolekwa and Sara Stanley. See our blog, “Dragon mode – the story comes alive!” for day 1… How exciting!...

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