Geo shapes is an exciting geometric construction system for children to explore and discover spatial relationships and geometric shapes. Children develop skills such as problem-solving, critical analysis, independent thinking, initiative, and communication while discovering a fascination for the patterns and relationships that exist between polyhedral 3D models (STEM - Maths) Harlan – “I fold them up, build the man, then put it in the spaceship and it just flies!” Toby – “You first have to put the square at the bottom and then the four squares on the side. You can put the triangles as the person inside and then the roof on the top.” Toby – “Now I will put the roof on with squares” Koa – “Put the roof on” …… “I am using triangles” Toby – “Yours looks amazing Koa” Lucy – “Im doing these” (collecting all of the same shapes and connecting them together) ... See more
During dramatic play, children accept and assign roles, and then act them out. It is a time when they break through the walls of reality, pretend to be someone or something different from themselves, and dramatise situations and actions to go along with the roles they have chosen to play. It is an opportunity for them to explore the behaviour they witness. ... See more
STEM (integrated learning focusing on science, technology, engineering, and maths). Using a play-based pedagogy, children are given the opportunity to investigate, manipulate and experiment with a wide range of resources that develop the concepts, skills, and dispositions for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. ... See more
Homemade Pizzas - Children appreciate a wider variety of food when they participate in meal preparation. They develop an understanding of nutrition, enjoying a 'rainbow' of healthy foods as they learn to fuel their bodies in a healthy way. "My pizza is a smiley face!" - Xavier (although he didn't want a carrot as a nose because noses arent orange!) Josie thought a smiley face pizza was VERY amusing! ... See more
Children are human, they have grumpy moods, bad days, disrespectful tones, poor attitudes, etc We as adults have these all the time, none of us are perfect! We must stop holding our children to a higher standard of perfection than we can attain ourselves. Acknowledge your child's feelings and moods, even when they're having a bad day. Help them learn the emotional skills to deal with the world and all that life may throw at them. Have a great weekend! https://raisingchildren.net.au/toddlers/behaviour/understanding-behaviour/self-regulation ... See more
Self-regulation is the ability to manage reactions and behaviour, which starts developing around 12 months. You can help your child learn self-regulation.
Apple and cinnamon wholemeal muffins.....yes, please! What a delicious and nutritious afternoon snack.
We eat with our eyes first, thumbs up for our delicious vegetables and chicken
After picking the rosemary from our garden and seasoning the vegetables our lunch is ready to roast! What are you having for lunch today? We're having Syrian Baked Chicken and vegies
Physical activity promotes healthy growth and development. It helps build a healthier body composition, stronger bones, and muscles. It also improves the child's cardiovascular fitness. Physical activities help in the development of better motor skills and in concentration and thinking skills. ... See more
Get your FREE storybook thanks to Big W..... Sharing stories helps your child develop new sounds, words, language comprehension skills, and overall literacy development. Research indicates that just 10 minutes of reading time a day can expose a young child to over 600,000 words in just one year, positively impacting childhood literacy https://www.bigw.com.au/free-books-for-kids?fbclid=IwAR3k2bVdQVucLgtHx9B_fB0Uk8Sxk7gOHRKMS4rHVMKmMSPLIMACvpwLHT8 ... See more