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To celebrate Australia Day on Tuesday 26th January, here are a few Australian craft activities that the children can do. These can be adapted to suit each particular age group and most of the materials should already be available. These are great for those last minute craft ideas: Aussie Koala - An easy way to create a simple Koala, our…
As we start off the new year, you may have new children and new educators join the room. Singing songs during group time is a great way for children and educators to build self confidence and a sense of belonging within the group. It's also an opportunity to learn about each other and to introduce children to one another. Here…
Transitions help move children from one experience to another. For example: from free play to clean up time or from group time to lunch time. Transitions can be chants, songs or short stories. You can use transitions to introduce the children to music, rhythm and rhyming. Over the past few days we have added a few transition songs in our…
Diwali "Festival of Lights" is celebrated in India on Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th November. It is one of the largest and brightest festivals in India. One of the many ways to celebrate Diwali is by bursting fireworks and lighting lamps. Here are some new craft experiences to start your Diwali celebrations at your centre or at home. 1) "Firework…
This week we have 2 sensory experiences which both parents and educators can make with their children. Metamucil Slime - Make this easy slime recipe using just water and Metamucil. Slime is pliable and gooey that the children will enjoy manipulating. Crystal Water Beads - Watch these tiny balls grow bigger as they retain water. Use them with children for…
With Father's Day just around the corner, here are two last minute simple craft ideas that a child can create with their educator or parent for Father's Day. Both of these crafts are easy to create using every day items. They can be made by children of all ages. So, get crafty and make dad something special this Father's Day.…
This week we celebrate National Science Week (15 - 23 Aug) which is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. This celebration aims to increase understanding and appreciation of science. For children, conducting science experiments gives them a hands on approach in learning about the different scientific processes. Here are a couple of science experiments to get started: Coke and…
This week we have 2 activities which will support the children in learning about recycling and growing plants. Both of these activities offer sustainable practice as you re-use recycling materials. For the 'Plastic Bottle Planter' activity children re-use recycled plastic bottles to create their very own pot plant and for 'Paper Play Dough' the children will use recycled paper as…

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