This article describes the Special Event "Psycho-Pedagogical Follow-up of Children in ECCE" at the UNESCO I World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education, including a fragment from the film “Experience of implementation of psychological and educational follow-up program for children with abnormal development”. It displays the experience of educational psychologists working with different types of "special" children - experiencing developmental problems as well as gifted.
This article presents the Special Event "Specialists Training for Teachers and Practitioners Working in Early Childhood Care and Education" at the UNESCO I World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education. It describes the collaborative Russian and Finnish Magister program for preparation of specialists in preschool education and the resolution of the special event.
This article summarizes work of the Special Event "Development in Early Childhood and ECCE: Vygotsky’s Perspective" at the UNESCO I World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education. It provides the information on reports and discussion, including debates on early learning and education standards (ELDS) in the context of cultural-historical approach.
Our portal on Russian psychology www.PsyJournals.ru publishes a number of free-access materials following UNESCO World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education.
Report from the Special Event "Collaborating with Parents in Early Childhood Care and Education".
This article summarizes the reports from the Special Event "Collaborating with Parents in Early Childhood Care and Education" at the UNESCO I World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education, including Power Point presentations. The event seeks to promote global exchange of good practices in parents collaborating in ECCE. it deals with the experience of parenting education and psychological counseling in the UK and Russia.
"Listening to Parents": Interview with Mary Crowley, the head of "Federation for Parenting Education" in the UK.
Mary Crowley told us about such topical problems of parents education as involving parents, especially fathers; professional preparation of specialists working with parents; helping problem families. It provides the food for thought and professional reflection as well as unique sense of humor and warmth of quite informal conversation.
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As part of my program, I have to present a workshop. My partner and I are doing ours on the topic of "homemade/handmade toys".
Here are some resources that we've found and are using.
Make Baby Stuff Great resource for making teddy bears and such - free patterns and felting instructions. Also instructions for making wooden toys.
Homemade Toy Article presents some neat ideas.
Homemade Toys for Anytime also presents some simple ideas.
Robyn's Nest sorted out by age group, a variety of ideas. The whole website is neat - you can search by specific age groups and stuff from the homepage.
Homemade Toys for Baby a short list of ideas for baby toys.
Paper Ring provides a template for the activity. This would prompt a lot of questions among preschoolers.
Since Toy Maker a variety of ideas for science related toys for a variety of age groups.
I've also updated ecelaura with a batch of craft ideas :)