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Queensland, 4305
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Archive for July 2017

Benefits of Playdough

Playdough activities are a great way to help your child develop fine motor skills as well as bilateral coordination skills! There are many other benefits as well: A Great Sensory Experience Coordination Skills Development Fine Motor Skills Development – great for strengthening muscle tone in little hands – squishing, squashing, rolling, flattening play dough all…

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Getting Set Up To Be The Third Teacher

The Reggio Emilia Approach is an innovative and inspiring approach to early childhood education which values the child as strong, capable and resilient; rich with wonder and knowledge. Every child brings with them deep curiosity and potential and this innate curiosity drives their interest to understand their world and their place within it. The Reggio Emilia…

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Maggie Dent – Why are we STILL stealing childhood?

This one needs to be read with a cuppa in hand, sitting down. It’s heavy and pulls on the heart strings. Maggie’s passion for children’s right to an actual childhood is palpable throughout this piece and backed by some incredible authors, researchers, doctors, parents and community members. Peter Gary, Tim Gill, Erik Jensen, Daniel Goleman…

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Supporting STEM In Education And Care

Children are curious from birth. They all have an innate sense of wonder about their world as they explore, experiment and hypothesize throughout their play and leisure time. STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and STEAM (STEM + Arts/Design) education aim to build on this curiosity and discovery by laying the foundation for a  lifelong…

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NAIDOC WEEK 2017

As part of  NAIDOC celebrations last week, our educators inspired children to create their interpretation of Aboriginal artwork by giving them the opportunity to contribute to a culturally diverse program of art activities throughout the week. By focusing on children’s individual, family, community and cultural identity early childhood services help to build children’s self-esteem and…

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Rainbow Foot Prints

Painting is fun! Do you know what’s even more fun? Trying to paint with your feet to create ‘Rainbow Footprints’, it is so easy to set up and you will have so much fun! This is one of those art activities we love as the children are required to move their entire bodies! All you need…

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NAIDOC WEEK 2017 – Community Connections, Ipswich

Happy NAIDOC week! A week when Australia celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and communities. This year theme emphasizes the importance of the more than 120 Indigenous languages still being spoken, their preservation and revitalization. Aboriginal and Torres Strait languages are not just a means of communication, they express knowledge about everything and…

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