To devise innovative approaches to tapping the ‘funds of knowledge’

Aim

To devise innovative approaches to tapping the ‘funds of knowledge’ that parents and families have about their children.

Evidence and reflection

Leave on one side the procedures you already employ for parental. Instead construct procedures for an ideal ‘fantasy’ information exchange with parents and families.

Extension

Ask parents to keep a record of the comments that their child makes about the setting and make a time when such information can be shared with you. This can be especially helpful when children are new to the setting.