35 episodes

The Thriving Children Podcast is a show for parents and educators, that shines the light on child development. Weaving its way through each episode is a central theme of movement, play and connection, crucial ingredients in the early years of life.

Host Clare Crew is an early childhood and inclusive education teacher who specialises in the brain-body connection. She helps the children the system leaves behind, those with learning, attention and behavioural challenges. You can learn more about her or the podcast at www.ThrivingChildren.com.au

Thriving Children Podcast Clare Crew

    • Education
    • 4.8, 32 Ratings

The Thriving Children Podcast is a show for parents and educators, that shines the light on child development. Weaving its way through each episode is a central theme of movement, play and connection, crucial ingredients in the early years of life.

Host Clare Crew is an early childhood and inclusive education teacher who specialises in the brain-body connection. She helps the children the system leaves behind, those with learning, attention and behavioural challenges. You can learn more about her or the podcast at www.ThrivingChildren.com.au

    128: Routines, Rhythms and Rituals with Rebecca Thompson

    128: Routines, Rhythms and Rituals with Rebecca Thompson

    In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare chats to Rebecca Thompson, Early Childhood Educator and Director of Stone and Sprocket.

    They discuss the difference between routines and rhythms, the importance of following the children as much as the clock, and how rituals can be used to create a deep sense of belonging and inclusion.

    • 39 min
    127: Learning Language with Gill Connell

    127: Learning Language with Gill Connell

    In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare welcomes back Gill Connell one final time, to talk about children's learning of language through interaction and experience.

    Links for this episode:

    • Moving Smart website: www.movingsmart.co.nz
    • A moving child is a learning child
    • Move, play, and learn with smart steps
    • Episode 119: Moving Smart with Gill Connell
    • Episode 120: The Kinetic Scale with Gill Connell

    • 25 min
    126: It's OK to Go Up the Slide with Heather Shumaker

    126: It's OK to Go Up the Slide with Heather Shumaker

    In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare speaks with early childhood author and advocate, Heather Shumaker.

    While Heather is the author of three books, in this episode a spotlight is shined on It's OK to Go Up the Slide: Renegade Rules for Raising Confident and Creative Kids.

    • 26 min
    124: Questioning Homework with Alfie Kohn

    124: Questioning Homework with Alfie Kohn

    In this episode the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare revisits the topic of homework, with educator, author and advocate Alfie Kohn.

    Listen in to hear:

    • What the research says about the impact of homework on academic learning, time management skills and school/home continuity
    • 3 reasons that we cling to homework in spite of what the research says
    • What the alternative to homework looks like

    Links for this episode:

    • Alfie Kohn's Website: www.alfiekohn.org
    • Alfie Kohn on Twitter

    • 29 min
    122: Supporting Outdoor Play with Angela Hanscom

    122: Supporting Outdoor Play with Angela Hanscom

    In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare speaks with Angela Hanscom, a Pediatric Occupational Therapist and author of 'Balanced and Barefoot. How unrestricted outdoor play makes for strong, confident, and capable children'.

    Nature is at the centre of everything Angela does, and so too with this conversation. From the developmental benefits of being outdoors, to how to encourage reluctant children to be in the elements, this is a delightful conversation about children and their wellbeing.

    Links for this episode:

    • Balanced and Barefoot by Angela Hanscom
    • Timbernook website - www.Timbernook.com
    • Timbernook on Facebook

    • 30 min
    120: The Kinetic Scale with Gill Connell

    120: The Kinetic Scale with Gill Connell

    In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Gill Connell returns to explain 'the Kinetic Scale', a way of understanding the movement needs of young children.

    Gill is an educator and child development authority who has a wealth of information to share. She also appeared on episode 119.
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    Links for the episode:

    • Moving Smart website: www.movingsmart.co.nz
    • A moving child is a learning child
    • Move, play, and learn with smart steps

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Samnthr ,

Thank you!

With such informative, easy-to-understand podcasts, I’ve been able to critically reflect on so many things on my way to and from work, leaving my home time for me! Thanks Clare!

KMoroney ,

Brilliant so informative

Thanks Clare for sharing your knowledge. As an OT the information is so relevant but moreso for me as a parent. I have recommended your podcast to many and can’t wait for your workshop! Thankyou

star stable LOVERS ,

Amazing & Accessible Resource

Thank you Clare for providing such amazing content in a vibrant and accessible manner. Initially when listening to the first episodes on Primitive Reflexes I was overwhelmed but having identified retained reflexes in my child this podcast has been an invaluable resource and finally providing some answers to our struggles with behaviour and food.

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