iZinto Workshop

The 28th January 2023 workshop at the A+ iZinto materials centre in Cape Town was attended by 14 staff members from Fish Hoek Pre-primary. The focus of the three hour workshop was on repurposing loose parts (discarded, found, everyday  and recyclable materials) for joyful teaching and early learning. The participants learned about Simon Nicholson’s  theory of loose parts before working in small groups to create the following loose parts activities:

  • An obstacle course for toddlers on space and direction
  • A creative problem-solving activity for Grade R learners
  • Sorting, matching and counting mathematics activities
  • A ‘My Body’ themed creative activity

All four activities related to the aims of the 0 – 4 year National Curriculum Framework or to the CAPS critical outcomes.

The Fish Hoek Pre-primary staff written reflections noted:

  • I thought your presentation was absolutely wonderful! Fun, creative, thoughtful and very informative.
  • I like the way you make us think.
  • I enjoyed the team work, experiencing being creative, and learned a lot about art for different age groups.
  • A reminder to be creative and to challenge children …. the children we teach now are going to live in a world where they need to be critical thinkers.

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Without a doubt, the participants on both days ,were blown away by your facilitation of the ELDA’s.

The consensus is that they have learnt more in one day, than the previous workshops they have attended!

From LKRS ECD Forum, heartfelt thank you for making yourself available, for the great effort in setting up the Hall and the well-presented workshop.

We hope we can utilise your facilitation skills again!!

Yours in quality education for all.




Quotes from participants in our recent workshop. ‘What has changed since you joined A+ training?’

  • My thoughts have changed.
  • I have build more confidence and, I started to believe in myself.
  • It gave me the spirit that I can be a teacher to the children and loving one another.
  • I am a better person.

There is a lot I have learnt because when starting here I didn’t know a thing.

  • I have learned so many things that I never could have thought of.
  •  I have learned a lot and have also learned to give children opportunities to be
  • Positief te dink (Think positively).
  • My critical thinking evolved and expanded.
  • Jy kom leeg en jy gaan weg altyd vol (You come empty and you always go away


A+ encourages teachers to actively engage children in learning through movement and play. Faith in Action Educare is playing a fun game that teaches the children about space and position, listening and following instructions, and co-operation.

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