Early Childhood

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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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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Benefits of Structured Time in Kindergarten

Preschoolers need structure to know what’s expected of them, to give them a sense of order and security, and to help them learn to follow a routine. Structure can make children’s lives feel safer and more dependable. On the other hand, preschoolers also need time that isn’t scheduled or highly planned. Unstructured time is developmentally…

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