January 29, 2016

Tools for development

Chameleon Resources aims to provide educational products that integrate play
and learning. Our materials. stimulate young children to learn through play in an
explorative and challenging way.
We offer to supply a comprehensive range of materials, books and toys to support
Early Years Education in Rwanda.
We design and develop innovative materials suitable for Early Years Education.
We achieve this by training, coordinating and monitoring the activities of local
craftsmen and artisans to produce toys fit for education in the Rwandan context.
We aim to produce high quality resources based on an internationally proven
curriculum and learning goals. Our emphasis on play based learning goes hand
in hand with play based teaching. Therefore, we offer training and support in the
proper use of our materials to teachers, parents, the local community and other
stakeholders in education.

We believe that play stimulates children to learn and develop
specific, important life skills in a natural way.

Our mission is to make educational play based products and
training available for early years’ development in Rwanda.

Our vision is to ensure that all stakeholders in education
(teachers, parents and the local community) recognise the
importance of learning through play in Early Years and uses
our materials to support this educational goal.

In planning and guiding children’s activities, practitioners must reflect on the
different ways that children learn and reflect these in their practice. Three
characteristics of effective teaching and learning are:
• Playing and exploring – children investigate and experience things, and
‘have a go’
• Active learning – children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter
difficulties, and enjoy achievements
• Creating and thinking critically – children have and develop their own ideas,
make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things