5 Essentials of Kindergarten

“Children are our greatest treasure. They are our future.” – Nelson Mandela In order to set our children up for a bright future, it is vital to give them a strong foundation from the very start. We do this by enabling them to completely immerse themselves in the world in which they live. To explore, […]

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Loose Parts Play: 5 Ways to Incorporate It in Your Home

By Amanda Llyod Loose Parts Play is an interesting concept that came about in the 1970’s. It had a significant influence on early childhood educators as well as those who designed play spaces for children. According to architect Simon Nicholson, including “loose parts” in our child’s environment empowers and stimulates creativity. What is Loose Parts, […]

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Red Lentil & Vegetable Soup

A hearty winter soup suitable for lunch or dinner. Ingredients Makes 6 serves 1 tbsp olive oil 1 medium brown onion, diced 2 carrots, peeled and diced 1 chilli, diced (optional) 1 garlic clove, diced 1/3 tsp each dried oregano, ground cumin and ground coriander 1.5 cups red lentils, rinsed 4 cups chicken or vegetable […]

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Outdoor Play in all Weather and Natural Environments

By Melanie Love Most of my fondest memories as a child involve playing outside. Being a mother of two young boisterous boys and working in Early Childhood Education, I’m fortunate to relive these wonderful memories and experiences. Outdoor play is vital for the growth, learning and development of children. By providing children with opportunities to […]

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Paper Plate Cow Art

This month, we’re keeping in theme with 2017’s National Simultaneous Storytime book, The Cow Tripped over the Moon. Here’s an easy, fun, and engaging cow-related activity the kids are sure to love. You will need: Paper plate Black paper Pink paper Googly eyes Glue Scissors Method: To get started, begin by cutting the black paper […]

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Easy Overnight Oats

A healthy, nutritious breakfast you can put together the night before. Ingredients Serves 2 ½ cup rolled oats 200g Greek yoghurt 80mL apple juice 2 tbsp seeds (e.g. sunflower, chia, pepita) ½ – 1 cup fruit to serve (fresh, frozen or tinned) Method  Place the oats in a large bowl. Add yogurt and apple juice, […]

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Who is in your child’s team?

By Antonette Neri As Educators we believe Partnerships with Parents/Families are an integral part of your child’s emotional wellbeing and how they connect and feel part of the world around them, to identify with this train of thought let’s look at some groups with a common goal… A football club who aim to be premiers […]

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Anzac biscuits

Delicious, traditional Anzac biscuits that you can make to share with family and friends. Ingredients 1 cup plain flour 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup desiccated coconut ½ cup brown sugar (firmly packed) ¼ cup caster sugar 125g butter 2 tablespoons golden syrup 2 tablespoons water ½ teaspoons bicarbonate of soda Method Preheat oven to 160C (fan […]

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Colourful sensory tray!

This activity is a great way to encourage creativity in children ranging from toddler to school age. They are learning letters, numbers and shapes at the same time! Materials Coloured paper Sticky tape Scissors Paint brush Sand or table salt Baking tray Method Fold or cut the coloured paper and sticky tape it on to […]

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