Missing Tails & Magic – Learning about pets & vets

We are learning about our community and the people who help us. We have already visited the fire station, had the ambulance drive in and a police officer came and told us all about his work. In this context we’ve also looked at books and videos about veterinarians. We learnt how they care for the animals…

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Fun Frankie – Written by our Kids Club 2 children

Fun Frankie – Written by our Kids Club 2 children Frankie likes to have lots of fun when she is learning. She loves making new friends and learning with them too. Frankie loves making volcanoes in the sandpit, playing on the monkey bars, cooking tasty treats, painting, drawing, making things, and going on trips. Frankie…

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Educational Eddie – Written by our Kids Club 2 children

Educational Eddie – Written by our Kids Club 2 children Eddie loves learning! He especially likes learning about letters and numbers, and he does a lot of ‘good thinking’. Eddie also likes learning about the world around him and finding out about things that are new to him. Eddie likes using computers and ipads to…

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Structured Stevie – Written by our Kids Club 2 Children

Structured Stevie – Written by our Kids Club 2 Children Stevie likes routines and rules. He knows that there are rules so that everything is fair, everyone is safe, the things we love playing with are looked after and that everyone can learn. He always puts his toys away when he finishes playing with them.…

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Caring Casey – Written by our Kids Club 2 Children

Caring Casey – Written by our Kids Club 2 Children Caring Casey really likes to look after people at kindy and really likes helping her mum and dad, her younger brother and sister. Casey looks after the family pets, a rabbit, a cat and a dog. Casey also cares a lot about her friends. She…

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Early Literacy – it’s more than just the ABC

Did you know that preschoolers who experience a language rich environment, hear stories and sing songs tend to develop larger vocabularies, become better readers and preform better in school? Did you know that reading proficiently by the end of year 2 at school is considered a “make it or break it” benchmark? Or that 83…

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Thoughts About Mat Time

The only times during our Kindergarten day that we expect all the children to convene together besides meal times is at mat times. In length according to their ages it is the time during which we come together and practice being in a group, raising our voices together, engaging in discussion, making decisions, telling stories.…

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5 Insights Every Parent Needs in 2017

Parenting often feels like a fifty-sided Rubik’s cube, deceivingly simple before you really get into it, but then seemingly impossible to figure out when you’re in the thick of things. Instead of contending with multi-colored cubes, parents find themselves sorting out variables such as their own upbringing, the expectations of others and navigating through the…

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Encouraging Speech and Language Development

Birth to 2 Years Encourage your baby to make vowel-like and consonant-vowel sounds such as “ma,” “da,” and “ba.” Reinforce attempts by maintaining eye contact, responding with speech, and imitating vocalizations using different patterns and emphasis. For example, raise the pitch of your voice to indicate a question. Imitate your baby’s laughter and facial expressions.

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