Gardening: A Beneficial Form of Outdoor Play for Kids

Gardening is a fun type of outdoor play that early education centres can incorporate in their curriculum to teach children valuable life lessons.

It seems that the number of early education centres exploring the benefits of this fun outdoor activity is growing all the time. It is evident that children are spending more time in front of screens, which makes it even more important that we ensure children are spending the correct amount of time outside and participating in different forms of physical activity.

Quick & simple ideas for childrens Father’s Day gifts

Quick & simple ideas for childrens Father’s Day gifts

Father’s Day is just around the corner again!

Did you know…. Father’s Day originated from a young girl named Sonora Smart Dodd, whose mother died giving birth to her younger brother in 1898.  She helped her father raise her little brothers and came up with the idea that fathers should also be celebrated while hearing a church sermon about the newly recognised Mother’s Day.  The first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 5 1910, which was her father’s own birthday.  Years later, in 1972 President Nixon officially declared it a national holiday.

Incorporating STEM teaching into your curriculum

Incorporating STEM teaching into your curriculum

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It is well recognised that people with good STEM skills are more likely to be critical thinkers, problem solvers and innovators. For this reason, the Australian Government is supporting a greater focus on STEM education to improve personal development, future job prospects and help build the Australian economy.

9 ideas for celebrating 'Reading is my Superpower'

9 ideas for celebrating Book Week, ‘Reading is my Superpower’

This year’s theme “READING IS MY SUPERPOWER” is perfect for showing children the power of stories, and how the ability to read opens up new and magical worlds where the wondrous, impossible and magnificent can happen.  Stories are so powerful they open up whole new worlds where we can all be superheroes!

‘Reading is my Superpower’ opens up realms of opportunities for fun activities in the classroom. Looking for inspiration? Here are some engaging & enjoyable classroom activities that will never cease to amuse the children:

12 ways to bring outdoor play in this Winter

12 ways to bring outdoor play inside this Winter

As winter sets in, it’s often not possible to make full use of outdoor spaces at childcare centres. Yet the challenge remains to keep children active whatever the weather. Physical activity is important for children’s cardiovascular fitness, building stronger muscles, motor skill development and maintaining a healthy weight. It’s also fun, develops social skills and promotes good sleep.

4 Easy & Thoughtful Mother's Day Craft Activities for the Kids!

4 Easy & Thoughtful Mother’s Day Craft Activities for the Kids!

It is a known fact, that the most special Mothers Day gifts come straight from the heart, particularly when they’re created by the little ones themselves! There are so many different art & craft ideas floating around but sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. You’ve come to the right place! Here are 4 very simple but creative & thoughtful Mother’s Day activities that even the littlest of hands will grasp!

Protect our Species: Earth Day 2019

Protect our Species: Earth Day 2019

We share our planet with 8.7 million species! That’s 6.5 million species on land and 2.2 million in our oceans.  Together these species create the web of life upon which human life depends. But today, up to half of all species are threatened by the result of human activity including climate change, deforestation, trafficking and poaching, habitat loss, unsustainable agriculture, pollution and pesticides to name a few.

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