I’m delighted to share Action Amanda singing My Family is Special to Me. Please click on here to view:
I wrote this song for the very first My Family Week, three years ago, sung to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus. This year we will celebrate My Family Week from Monday 12th to Sunday 18th October 2020.
If you would like a copy of the song lyrics and more information on My Family Week 2020, please email me on: Laura@LauraHenryConsultancy.com
Would you like to share your passion at an international conference in Canada in May 2021?
I have been involved with the World Forum in some shape or form for the last 12 years. I have worked with several World Forum groups and this includes being the national representative for England, for ten years.
This global early education community is unique and inspiring.
It is one of the only events where delegates can submit a proposal to speak, visit local places of interest, undertake visits to a range of Early Years settings, attend break out groups and discuss issues such as child rights, indigenous communities, and any number of other global Early Years issues. Please see this link for further information:
The event is great for networking with a range of colleagues from around the world and forming new friendships.
Please click on this link for more information and to apply to speak:
The current national representative […]
So far this year, I have had the pleasure of travelling to China and Costa Rica to work with a wide range of colleagues working within the education sector. Over the years, my work has taken me to many countries around the world. I have been able to share my love and passion for early childhood education with so many different individuals who then go on to share their new knowledge with the children and the families that they work with.
It is an honour to receive this feedback from the colleagues who booked my service.
“If you ask a child who they look up to, their answers may vary from famous pop stars, film stars, book characters etc. If you ask an Early Years educator who they look up to, their simple answer should be Laura Henry. Laura is the encyclopaedia for Early Years education and shares her expert knowledge in such an inspiring way that […]
It was a privilege to have contributed to this new evidenced report by United for all ages
“Urgent action is needed to tackle the divisions facing older and younger generations and unite Britain, according to think tank United for All Ages in its new report, Together in the 2020s, published today (7 January 2020). Britain is one of the most age segregated countries in the world, having become more so in the last decade.”
Bringing younger and older people together can help tackle some of the biggest social problems facing all generations in Britain – from poor health and care, anxiety and loneliness to learning, housing and lifelong opportunities. Intergenerational projects can change attitudes to ageing, reduce ageism and increase trust in a country where people are often divided by age, as seen at the recent general election.
It was an honour to welcome visitors from Sweden today. I lead a session with them on self-evaluation and reflective practice and I’m looking forward to working with them again soon.
I’m delighted to have delivered a keynote presentation on the voice of the child at the UAE Higher College of Technology annual conference on Wednesday 1st May 2019. It was inspiring to share the stage with other international colleagues: Professor Borst, Dr Merry and Princess Tessy of Luxembourg.
I’m currently reading Michelle Obama’s bestselling book, Becoming. Michelle reflects on her childhood throughout the book.
She shares how during the lead-up to the 2008 election she was supporting her husband’s presidential campaign by delivering speeches across the USA. These speeches, as you can imagine, where dissected by the press and at times she was not only misquoted but became the subject of some unkind reporting on her and her family.
Michelle reflects on this and recalls an incident from her childhood, where out of nowhere and seemingly for no reason a boy punched her in the face. Her mother, on returning from a meeting with the school about the incident, explained, “That boy was just scared and angry about things that had nothing to do with you…. He’s dealing with a whole lot of problems of is own.” Her mother’s non-judgemental words were telling her that when others do you harm, physically and verbally, it’s […]
Waiting in the Apple store to be seen by a tech expert, I noticed a mother with her baby in his buggy. He was doing what my mother always called “eating his toes!” when my son did the same! In fact, my son was with me.
I noticed the baby lifting his toes in a very sophisticated way to his mouth and sucking away.
I entered into a dialogue (turn-taking) with him, “Ooh, I can see you’re eating your toes!” He was laughing and in-between ‘sucking’ was talking back to me.
At that point, I knew I wanted to write a blog about this although I didn’t want to ask for permission to take a photo or to film this unique moment. I am mindful of boundaries and I did not know the mother.
His mother smiled at me and I said, “This is my son and he did the same when he was a baby and he is nearly 25! My mother calls this eating your […]
I am delighted to be selling this inspiring poster, which shows in detail what children ARE learning when they play!
To purchase a copy, please email: admin@LauraHenryConsultancy.Com