TAIP Newsletter - Issue 12

August 17, 2023

Forest School Workshop

Presented By: Dr. Dave Cudworth

  • Date: Saturday, September 2, 2023
  • Location: Tokyo Children's Garden (Minato-ku)
  • Time:
    9:00 am - Arrival and Registration
    9:30 am - Noon: Forest School Workshop
  • Cost: ¥1,000

Registration: Will open at 10 am Saturday August 19 on the TAIP Homepage.

About This Workshop

This workshop will be in two parts.  The first part will consist of a presentation discussing what Forest School is, where it has come from and why it has become an increasingly popular global educational vehicle.  Before moving on to talk about how such a vehicle can provide many benefits for young children’s early development.  The second part of the workshop will take place outside where we will carry out some classic Forest School activities, which will hopefully give you some ideas that you can implement with your own children.

To learn more about this in-person workshop please visit our events @age:

Spotlight on Innovation:'s Contributions and Exciting Offers

We're thrilled to highlight the achievements and ongoing initiatives of one of our TAIP Associate Members, (Parent Dream Blossom Ltd). Their commitment to inclusive growth and education paves the way for a brighter future. Here's what they have to say: (Parent Dream Blossom Ltd) has been recognised in Miyazaki for the contribution we are making to the local and national economy as a forward-thinking company, including our SDGs and inclusive policies as well as our growth into different areas such as educational toys. Please see the video link HERE is continuing its "Summer Sale" until the end of August.
Click the link HERE to find the On Sale Items and save budget for your classroom.
You may be interested in our NEW publisher-agnostic (Not restricted to one publisher) Talking Pen!
Did you know that our parent company Dream Blossom sells a more extensive range of educational toys and games, some of which are very appropriate for pre-school children. You can find these at our web site HERE

Annual Fall Conference: Save the Date & Call for Speakers

We are excited to announce the date for our upcoming Fall Conference 2023!

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023

This year, we are planning a multi-session in-person conference featuring presentations from inside and outside our community.

Share Your Expertise!

Our members have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share, and we are eager to hear from you.

We understand that our members possess a wide range of talents and expertise, and we welcome all to apply. However, we are particularly interested in speakers who can provide insights and knowledge that directly benefit early childhood educators.

This call is open to teachers, staff, and administrators from TAIP Member Schools and Associate Member Organizations.

To express your interest, please fill out the linked form with details about your proposed topic and a brief presentation outline.

Workshop Proposal Form:

By sharing our knowledge and experiences, we can continue to learn from each other and enrich our community. We look forward to your submissions and sharing more about the upcoming conference soon.

TAIP Director’s Meeting Reminders

TAIP Director’s meetings will resume in Sept. If a school director wants to be added to the list, please send an email to TAIP Secretary Merete at

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