Acorns Journal

Activities that calm, centre and help children to self regulate

Children, particularly those with special needs benefit from regular breaks throughout the day in order to help them focus, stay on track or to calm down so that can self regulate. Having to stay at a desk all day, as is usually the case in the average state school can be very challenging.

Today we share […]

By |January 4th, 2021|Acorns Journal, Resources for parents|Comments Off

What is transformative learning?

Transformative learning is the process of deep, constructive and meaningful learning that goes beyond the simple accumulation of knowledge and supports critical ways in which children consciously give meaning to their lives. It is the kind of learning that results in a fundamental change in our view of the world, as a consequence of the […]

By |December 18th, 2020|BLOG, Acorns Journal, Resources for parents|Comments Off

Time Spent with your Child: Quality rather than Quantity

Even in the midst of the pandemic we are still in the same whirlwind, working from morning to night, we have situations, things to resolve almost all day,  always something to repair, to arrange….and at the end of the day we are exhausted, with nerves extended to the maximum. If we also add feelings of […]

By |December 7th, 2020|BLOG, Acorns Journal, Resources for parents|Comments Off

Wellbeing or how to be well with yourself and others

Have you noticed that when you are in a good mood, when you feel in the zone it seems that everything goes smoothly and that you easily manage to resolve any situation whether it be connected to work or family.  Not even a piece of bad news manages to shake you!

The same happens in children. […]

By |November 27th, 2020|BLOG, Acorns Journal, Resources for parents|Comments Off

What is well-being and why do we need it?

Well-being is linked to a number of different benefits, including improved physical and mental health, faster recovery times after illness, a higher level of education, higher productivity and a healthier lifestyle.

According to the World Health Organization, well-being is “a complete state of physical, mental and social well-being, and not just the absence of disease or […]

By |November 16th, 2020|Acorns Journal, Resources for parents|Comments Off

Small Gestures with Big Effects for the safety of children in Acorns

Health is our greatest gift as we hear or even say ourselves sometimes. In order to keep or revive our health we are ready to spend vast amounts of time and money. Maintaining our health is actually far more simple than we think and we often fail to give due diligence to the small every […]

By |October 31st, 2020|BLOG, Acorns Journal, Resources for parents|Comments Off

The Kindness Month

December is a festive month in Acorns with many activities happening in both of our nurseries! We started with switching on the lights on our Christmas Trees, an opportunity for parents, children and teachers to get together, decorate the Christmas tree, sing Christmas songs and officially begin the Christmas season in Acorns!

Our Christmas Fair in […]

By |December 20th, 2018|BLOG, Acorns Journal|Comments Off

The importance of early years education

Acorns mission is to be more than a  nursery. We started 15 years ago with the aim of providing the best care and education for the children enrolled in our nurseries but also to be a role model, to make a mark on education and the community, to influence for the better the lives of […]

By |December 17th, 2018|BLOG, Acorns Journal|Comments Off

Story Teller: Valentina De Piante Niculae

Valentina De Piante Niculae, Feldenkrais teacher was one of our story tellers in Popa Soare this month. Valentina read Snowflakes, a story about each of us being unique. At the end, they did a breathing exercise to help them be aware of the body-mind connection.

By |December 17th, 2018|BLOG, Acorns Journal|Comments Off

Christmas Parties

The Christmas Parties are a celebration of Christmas, the end of the first term and of all the children’s achievements so far. Shiny Stars, Rainbows and Early Explorers gave life to a favourite Christmas story and danced to cheerful Christmas songs! Santa came to visit as well, with presents for everyone.  Baby Acorns celebrated this […]

By |December 17th, 2018|BLOG, Acorns Journal|Comments Off