Posts Tagged ‘Childcare’

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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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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