Monthly Archives : January 2017

Make Dairy-free Island Cookies

Baking with kids is a great way to promote language development as well as engage children and support the development of their important life skills. Here is a great recipe for dairy free cookies that can be baked almost anywhere in the world! What you need: 1 cup coconut oil. 1 cup sugar 1 egg 2 cups flour ½ tsp…

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Create Confident Learners with Free Sustainable Materials: Make Shell Puzzles

Puzzles are amazing learning tools and can be made out of just about anything! Doing a puzzle not only supports brain development, and builds thinking and problem solving skills but it also develops spatial awareness, resilience, persistence and visual discrimination. Puzzles of varying complexity can be made from cardboard and markers. You can also use found items like sticks, leaves,…

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The tribe who believes Prince Philip is God

On Tanna island, a remote island of Vanuatu, live the Yaohnanen tribe. Like many peoples of the world, the tribe await the return of their one true God. The only difference with the Yaohnanen tribe, is, that their one true God is… well, Prince Philip. Legend in the tribe told that the son of a volcano spirit moved far away…

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Cooking with Children in Vanuatu: Make Island Pudding!

Cooking with children is a great way to promote communication skills. Making an effort to talk with children and create discussion during everyday life helps build their vocabulary and confidence. Here is a simple recipe for a breadfruit and coconut pudding from Vanuatu. What you need: 3 c. ripe breadfruit 1 c. sugar 1 1/3 c. lemon juice 1 1/2…

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ROAD NO GOOD: Prologue- Yet Pulum Win or Still Breathing

As daylight arrived, the morning mist cleared from the jungle and the sun radiated harsh rays upon the roof of Fleur’s tiny tin shack, hidden away at the edge of the swamp. Fleur’s chocolate brown skin was covered by a frilly old-fashioned dress. She sat in the middle of the hut beside the head of her dead daughter, Chay. A…

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Check out Road No Good’s first Amazon Review

As an early childhood teacher working and living in New Zealand I consumed this book with both awe and amazement at the strength of the human spirit and the power of education. Bridget shares with us her insights while volunteering to train preschool teachers in Vanuatu. She allows us a glimpse into a complex and diverse culture that is so…

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Sustainable learning Vanuatu Style: Support children to develop a sense of identity through Play!

Help Children Develop Their Sense of Identity: Small World Play Small world play supports children to develop a sense of identity, promotes imagination and language skills and can be created out of just about anything. Children naturally create small worlds with found items like sticks, stones and shells. Making your family or community out of cardboard gives children an opportunity…

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