We all love a bundle so we have created this amazing pack.
You can save up to $100 when you purchase this set!
Why did we create these cards?
Our Inspiration and Discussion Card sets have become a very popular resource for services, due to their high visual appeal and their simple, informative format that encourages reflection and discussion between educators.
Discovering theorists and thinkers that connect with your philosophy helps to strengthen or challenge your thinking and practice. This reflection is so valuable and one of our strongest tools as an educator.
We have created these cards to inspire discussion, thought and reflection. You may be drawn to a particular theorist, whose philosophies inform and guide your work. These cards encourage you to seek deeper and wider understandings of a number of key theorists and perspectives, enabling you to act in a more informed way when delivering, or reflecting on, your program.
What can you do with them?
We've visited services who have hung theirs on a hook in the room, or in the staff room. You could also:
- Make them available in your programming/documentation area
- Work through one card at each team meeting - use them to spark discussion within the team
What you will receive in this bundle:
Artful Educators Inspiration and Discussion Cards (Set A): Cards featured include:
Card features in this set include- Artistic Development, The Artful Toolbox, Clay, Acrylic Paint, Charcoal, Pencil, Finger Painting, Ink, Natural Materials
Environmental Sustainability Inspiration and Discussion Cards:
These cards have been developed with Kate Newman who has vast experience in the environmental sustainability field as a researcher, CSIRO Volunteer, nature play workshop facilitator and more!
Sustainability has become a key part of early childhood programs in recent years, however while many services are effectively recycling and reusing, we really need to bring the focus back to "reducing". When we educate ourselves, we are better able to support children to gain an understanding of the world around them and their impact on it. Starting environmental education at a very young age helps to build lifelong awareness and habits.
Identifying STEM: Inspiration and Discussion Cards:
STEM… What is it? Why does it matter? How do we “do” it?
STEM is essentially the exploration of SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH. We can probably all agree with the research that suggests that in our ever changing world, STEM skills are becoming increasingly essential. As you use these cards, you will rediscover science, technology, engineering and math as we explored as children. Enjoy…
Loving Loose Parts: Inspiration and Discussion Cards:
We've bought together some of our favourite insights and ideas when it comes to using Loose Parts with children, in this handy card set. Our "Inspiration and Discussion Cards" have been popular with educators for many years, given their simple, highly visual format, and the ability to easily and quickly access key information and spark conversation and reflection.
Positive School Transitions: Inspiration and Discussion Cards:
This beautiful set of 11 high quality, gloss, ring bound cards will inspire you to think about the transition to school process in terms other than "school readiness". The cards encourage educators to discuss, reflect and implement changes to their planning, programs, practices, routines and environments, and also support meaningful conversations with families.
Thinkers & Theorists Inspiration and Discussion Cards (2-3years):
This set in particular, is designed for educators working with children aged 2-3 years of age - otherwise known as the toddlers!
Thinkers & Theorists Inspiration and Discussion Cards (Birth-2):
This set in particular, is designed for educators working with children aged Birth -2 years of age - otherwise known as the Babies!
Understanding Schema - Inspiration and Discussion Cards:
This set of high gloss, photo quality cards come on a ring (just like our Nature Cards) and are a must for any service! The main card outlines the origins and importance of schematic behaviour in children's play and the remaining cards include beautiful images, explanations of some of the common schema and intentional teaching strategies.
Risky Play Cards:
This beautiful set of 10 high quality, gloss cards will inspire you to think deeply about children's risk taking in their play and what it means for them. Unpacking Sandseter's Categories of Risky Play, we share the what, the why and the how, and encourage educators to reflect on their practices and their environments.
Artful Educators Inspiration and Discussion Cards (Set B):
Each card set is printed on high quality wipe clean colour cards approx. 10cm x 12cm, ring bound. Our card sets are printed locally (reducing environmental impact usually caused by international or interstate shipping)