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Play and Iceland!
Iceland - A Child-like Country
Iceland is in many ways a unique place. It is a fairly big island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean with its own language and the population of a small city in the UK. Iceland is probably most famous for its natural resources and unusual landscape but there is something about Iceland that makes it even more special. It’s a child-like country that celebrates children’s independence and it is one of the safest places on earth to grow up in. Free range!
How Does Stress Affect Learning
If learning had an enemy, it would be stress. When we get stressed our brain gets into defensive mode and fights off all information that is not vital for our survival. It’s not logical in the modern world where our main stress inducers are crowded schedules and loud public spaces. But in that situation the brain relies on its original evolution and only reacts to stimuli, thus failing to reflect, wonder and store new knowledge.
Vala Björk Gunnarsdóttir is an early years teacher and room leader in Laufskálar Nursery in Reykjavik, Iceland. She has 23 children in her class and they are all about to turn four. She also takes part in daily operationsand planning for the whole year with the other managers in the nursery.
Marching to the Beat of my Own Unique Drum
Elizabeth Nunberg is an energetic, open and inspiring American girl from the Midwest. With two young children and an Icelandic husband she decided to move to Iceland for a 3-5 year adventure. That was 13 years ago and she might be about to become Icelandic!
What's New: Imynda
Imynda came to life after our collaboration with Naturally Learning . They have been developing a creative dance program for some time now mixing together outstanding practise, dance and storytelling to support practitioners in introducing more movement and creativity to the youngest children.