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By Mrs Kirsty Hails, Director, The Yellow Cottage Preschool

Developing life long learners is certainly alive and well at The Yellow Cottage. The Grammar Minds learning dispositions look a little bit different at TYC but we are certainly sowing the seeds ready for life long learning.

Active Learning (Resilience):

Being involved and concentrating; enjoying achieving what they set out to do; keeping on trying. Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency.


Playing and Exploring (Reflectiveness):

Being willing to have a go; finding out and exploring; playing with what they know. Viewing children as active participants and decision makers opens up possibilities for educators to move beyond pre-conceived expectations about what children can do and learn.


Creating and Thinking Critically (Resourcefulness):

having their own ideas; making links; choosing ways to do things.

Working together and sharing learning experiences. Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another. Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials.



Children use processes such as exploration, collaboration and problem solving across all aspects of curriculum.

This is part of our play based learning program every day. We would like to showcase Grammar Minds at TYC.