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Five fun ways to help children think outside the box!

Five fun ways to help children think outside the box!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Helping children think outside the box is one of the most important roles of the child care environment. Lucky there are so many ways to engage and excite young minds while having fun. To help children think outside the box, we’ve got five approaches to share with you. Try these and you will be opening up […]

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Staying Healthy: Spotting and preventing gastro

Staying Healthy: Spotting and preventing gastro

Monday, August 21, 2017

Working in childcare means you’re more than likely to come across children who are unwell from time to time, but a little knowledge can go a long way. Learn how to identify an illness and find out the right steps to take care of the child – and how to prevent germs from spreading. What […]

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Benefits of Yoga and Meditation for Children

Benefits of Yoga and Meditation for Children

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Though practiced for thousands of years, yoga is still relatively new in western cultures – but it’s popularity just keeps growing. Yoga cultivates health and wellbeing through the regular practice of different movements, postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation. It helps to build physical, emotional and mental strength and its benefits are certainly not confined […]

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Why children need to play outside in winter!

Why children need to play outside in winter!

Monday, June 26, 2017

  Winter is here and the days of shorts and thongs are gone for a while. It’s all about coats, boots, and scarves. Working in child care, it can seem natural to keep children indoors now that the temperature has dropped. However, there are many benefits to playing outside. Get outside, it’s good for your […]

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An eggciting Easter in early childhood

An eggciting Easter in early childhood

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Easter is a time of the year when working in child care is especially fun! Children love Easter and the fun and games that come with it. From the concept of a magical bunny to the permission to eat more chocolate than usual, there are plenty of things for children to get excited about. When […]

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Holistic learning for a lifetime of growth

Holistic learning for a lifetime of growth

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Holistic learning is about equally nurturing the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of children – ensuring not to focus on only one part of a child’s learning, but treat all these aspects equally. Children often mirror the adults around them. This means it’s important as educators to demonstrate positive behaviour to support them to […]

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Healthy eating habits for children

Healthy eating habits for children

Saturday, November 21, 2015

We are what we eat. Healthy eating habits for children and the right nutrition ensures our body performs at its peak. For young children, nutrition also helps growth and development. For healthy eating to become a habit for children, encourage them to become familiar with every stage of the process; from selection, through preparation, eating […]

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Celebrating Children’s Week in Early Childhood Education

Celebrating Children’s Week in Early Childhood Education

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Children’s Week on October 24th to November 1st celebrates the rights of children to enjoy childhood and feel safe and valued. Held from October 24 to November 1, the annual event also provides an opportunity for children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities. The Children’s Week Council of Australia works to encourage, support, guide activities […]

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SunSmart tips for children

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Because UV radiation can’t be seen or felt, we can’t always rely on our senses. Don’t just wait for a hot and sunny day to check the sun protection times from the weather section of the newspaper, Bureau of Meteorology website or via the SunSmart website and app. Daily sun protection times are issued whenever […]

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