Home schooling is becoming an increasingly hot topic with the Covid-19 social distancing affecting many parts of the world.
If you’re thinking about bringing early childhood education into the home, you’ll have to consider various essentials. You will need to prepare, you’ll need to come up with activities that keep your children engaged, and you’ll also have to maintain/enforce a daily routine. The following tips will help you make the most of home schooling (without losing your mind in the process).
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to think about some crafty Mother’s Day gifts for the little ones. There’s nothing more meaningful than a gift that has been hand crafted by the children themselves.
Easter is a wonderful time of the year for children and educators alike, and has endless opportunities to get the young ones involved in a variety of art & craft activities. So if you’re lacking the inspiration to plan the perfect Easter activities this year, here are 8 suggestions that are suited to the needs and possibilities of children of all ages.
School readiness and getting children prepared for that next step in their life should be a major part of the early learning centre curriculum.
If you’re thinking about options to make the transition from daycare to school smoother, there are multiple activities and programs you can adopt within the daycare environment. Observing children to base activities on their natural interests and inclinations is one of the best approaches, bound to deliver excellent results.
Keeping blocks and loose parts from taking over the entire play and learning space is impossible without good storage solutions. Getting little items organised depends on providing kids with the right units and making the cleaning up of toys a fun process they’re going to enjoy.
Here are some of the easiest ways to get a child care centre or a classroom organised after the fun is over.
Sun burn can be very painful and dangerous for children who have not had proper sun safety precautions implemented whilst in the outdoors. Exposure to UV radiation in children can also intensify their risk of developing cancer in their later years as they grow. By implementing a best-practice Sun Protection Policy and practices within the early childhood education and care services children will learn from an early age the importance of being sun safe and how this can benefit their health.
Healthy Kids = Happy Kids
Getting a balanced diet into kids that are fussy eaters can be a tricky business. It is vitally important for helping kids grow and develop at the right rate. Creating healthy eating habits early will reduce the risk of chronic diseases when they become adults. Around 45% of kids don’t like vegetables and 12% turn up their nose at meat.
Here’s some great ideas for healthy kids’ meals that have been tried and proved by mums with fussy kids. Watch them lick their plates clean with these recipes!
Established in 1996, Recycling Week aims to encourage the public to recycle more, by demonstrating the benefits of recycling items from all around the home. It’s an opportunity for schools, workplaces and individuals to brush up on their knowledge and become successful at recycling.
Teaching children to care for the environment is a learning experience that is an important part of growing up. It gives them skills in respect, empathy, responsibility and teaches them about consequences.
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.
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.