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Queensland, 4305
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Archive for March 2017

Maths Rockx App

Singing the Times Tables to well known Rock Songs is taking Australian kids by storm. This awesome App has songs from P!NK, One Direction, Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams and more. Kids just LOVE it and it’s making Maths fun! There are 11 really great Tracks, Multi-levelled Quizzes and a cool Playlist feature. See why Maths…

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Let’s Count Program

Recently, 17 early childhood educators from our local community, participated in the first of the The Smith Family Let’s Count professional learning program in Ipswich. Throughout the program, educators are supported to develop the math’s skills of the children in their care by noticing, exploring, and talking about numbers, counting, measurement and patterns in their daily lives.…

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BackChat – Early Intervention Program

Professional Development Training – Tuesday 21.03.17 Thank you to Olwen Folker from BackChat , for sharing with us her passion for Neuroscience, as well as her Early Years focus of stimulating growth across the ‘whole brain’, not just the Speech-Language area. The presentation focused on building children’s brains with lots of ‘talk talk talk’, ‘read read read’…

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Printable Breathing Exercise Cards for Kids

A great printable resource in Managing Big Emotions!   When we teach breathing exercises to kids, we give them a life-long tool for managing their stress and cultivating inner peace. Each and every one of us has the ability to feel calmer, more relaxed, and more alert at any given moment. This ability is called “Conscious Breathing”. When we use…

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Yamani, Voices of an Ancient Land

Music and Language are a natural pair. Synopsis: For tens of thousands of years, the rich and beautiful sounds of thousands of languages washed across this earth. Over all of Australia it is believed there were more than five hundred at one time. Around two hundred years ago, a new language began to replace them,…

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Vestibular Activities

Do you know a child who is always hanging over the side of the couch, chairs, or steps even?  When it comes to vestibular activities for kids, flipping upside down can go a long way toward giving little ones the input they need! There is a reason why they are looking for that vestibular input!…

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Music & Singing – Benefits From A Young Age

How does music and singing benefit children?  Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness: intellectual, social and emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy. It helps the body and the mind work together. Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words. Playing musical…

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Safe Schools Hub For Parents

As a parent, you want your child to feel safe at school, so how can you help to make your child’s school experience a positive one? The Safe Schools Hub for Parents has lots of useful information and resources to help with connecting with your child’s school, communicating with your child and supporting their wellbeing.…

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W-Sitting

This is great information on W-sitting, including common misconceptions and ideas for alternate seating positions.  The W-positions is one of many sitting positions that most children move into and out of while playing, but it’s a four-letter word to some parents. Why is it presumed to be ok for some children and forbidden for others?…

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