The Backyard Teacher

A rural teacher with a passion for Early Childhood learning

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Monday Mar 06, 2023

Bugs are the perfect theme for preschoolers and kindergarten kids to learn some pretty complex things. Why? For starters, kids love them! Their curiosity and innate desire for learning are boosted when they are excited by something, and building solid early numeracy skills is really important to later skill development. 
Visit the blog at to read more and to grab a fun bugs freebie!

Saturday Feb 11, 2023

This episode is about why we teach themes like Valentines Day in Early Childhood. Teaching important social skills, behavioural expectations and appropriate physical touch are important issues in care settings. 
If you would like to learn more about this episode and download the related free resources, visit

Saturday Jan 21, 2023

Episode 1 talks about how we can teach kids about themselves, their feelings, their families and other cultures in an inclusive way. You can read the related blog post (it's a transcript of the podcast, but over four parts) and access my All About Me! unit and some of the individual activities at in my blog post series, All About Me! Scroll to the bottom of the blog page, enter your email and I'll send you a freebie from the unit.

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