Tag Archives: emediation

It’s a New World… and Grannies have a Headstart!

There’s so much conversation on different platforms, virtual or otherwise about where we are headed in terms of education – children’s education. Teachers and parents find themselves thrust into unfamiliar situations as they struggle with the challenges of reaching educational goals. The children, while at ease with much of the new technology at hand [and […]

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Series: Critical Granny Qualities # 1 – Are you a good listener?

There are days when it seems like another life time (40 + years ago), but I trained to be a counselling psychologist. I even went on to train several ‘batches’ of students in the use of counselling skills especially in the context of early child development. That training came in very handy in many different […]

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How ‘tech savvy’ do I need to be?

Now that’s a discussion just waiting to happen! Within The Granny Cloud, we have several support groups, and communities on Facebook and elsewhere. These are places where Grannies share ideas and experiences; exhilarate in the joy of a connection, and commiserate with each other when they and the children wait endlessly for that connection to […]

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Protected: Puppets in Granny Sessions

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Protected: Story Telling & Story Reading – A bit of both! Still Useful…

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Yours, mine… And ours?

  It is a theme we come back to time and time again. It has popped up in many of the Granny Cloud Tales. It pops up in the course of many of the activities that are the bulk of the Granny sessions. It peeps through the questions that are asked even as Grannies and […]

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9 years on – The Granny Cloud at the Crossroads

  We have learned a lot in the past 9 years. There is still a lot to learn. Not that it is any special kind of milestone, yet the date (16th May 2018), and the passing of another year marks the opportunity to take stock and consider where we are headed. The Granny Cloud has […]

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Want a SOLE session with a Granny? Try the Regional Language Granny Clouds…

Imagine that you are a 10 year old and quite intrigued with the idea of ‘space’ or ‘children’s rights’ or ‘fossils’. You and your friends are using a combination of English and your own native language (with some additional help – or not! from Google Translate) to try and understand the information that is thrown […]

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Protected: Staying in touch with the children…

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ALL kinds of sessions…

There are Granny Sessions. There are SOLE sessions. There are even SOLE sessions with Grannies over Skype. And don’t forget ‘Mini SOLE Sessions.   One of the common misconceptions that new (or prospective Grannies) have is that connecting with the children in some remote or disadvantaged location is a breeze. And if what they have […]

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