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January 10, 2019, 9:21 am

Neuroscience professionals will agree that children learn more when they are having fun. It is because a region of our brain called the hippocampus, which plays a significant role in whether people can recall what they have learned, is activated. This happens generally when a fun learning environment is present. Fun does not mean everything is extreme, it is simply on the right level. Fun activities give out happy emotions. 

All children love to play. Parents and teachers alike can agree ...

December 14, 2018, 1:03 pm

Working with two-year-olds is a lively experience. Twos are sweet, courageous, and touchy at the same time. They are not terrible, as people sometimes say. They are terrific! They are full of giggles and mischief and everything is new and exciting to them. Throughout each day, they are constantly finding out how things work and what happens next. They are gaining independence and learning about themselves and the world around them. Their egocentrism is transforming into awareness. They are de...

December 3, 2018, 2:11 pm

There is something magical about sensory play for children. I believe it gives the children an opportunity to experience their world using all their senses. Although they experience a lot of the world with their eyes, it is essential to get their senses of smell, taste, touch and hearing involved in the learning process, too.

Ever since I started teaching, setting up a sensory corner has always been one of my favourite parts of early childhood learning. For my ISC students, it is pure magic e...

November 21, 2018, 1:16 pm

As a multilingual person, English being my third language, I have always been interested in multilingualism, language acquisition and finding out the most effective language teaching methods. In my research work at the University of Eastern Finland, I  found out how interdisciplinary projects can positively impact children’s language learning and communication skills, in particular.

For this reason, here at ISC, I have already carried out two projects with my class; “The Rock...

November 21, 2018, 10:21 am

We can all remember a time, as students, when we have had to sit quietly and just listen to someone talking at us. I believe most of us would have been bored, disengaged, demotivated or daydreaming for a lot of it!

It is for this reason I aim to use active learning styles in my lessons at ISC. When it comes to learning, people have different styles and retain information differently. For young children especially, I believe simply sitting still and listening to a teacher telling you informat...