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Supporting school readiness

Supporting school readiness

Supporting your child in readiness for school. This is a big topic and one that can be very contentious! School readiness can be defined as a measure of the knowledge, skills and behaviours that enable children to participate and succeed in school. What makes this...
What does Anzac Day mean to our Children?

What does Anzac Day mean to our Children?

Anzac day is one of our most significant national holidays – but it can be a difficult one to share with children. On Anzac day we pause as a nation and take time to remember and commemorate everyone who has served and those who are still serving our country....
School Holidays

School Holidays

Easter is coming and will be here before we know it. For some families Easter will mean a long weekend home with the children and for some families it will be 2 full weeks of school holidays! We want our children to have time to relax and recharge, but it’s always a...
Birthdays

Birthdays

The new year is a time of birthdays for our family, my dad at the start of January, my nephew at the end, then my niece, daughter and sister in February! My daughter has just turned 2 and is loving birthdays! Each night this week as we have eaten leftover birthday...
Change and Transition

Change and Transition

By Emma Thomas – Full-time mum to a 2 year old, part-time blogger and writer, with a background as a Kindy Teacher/Director The new year brings new transitions for you, your child and your family. January is a common time for children to start daycare for the first...
How to choose a Centre

How to choose a Centre

By Emma Thomas – Full-time mum to an 18-month-old, part-time blogger and writer, with a background as a Kindy Teacher/Director   Choosing a place to leave your baby or young child can be stressful or exciting, depending on your experience. Consider that you are...
Stages of play

Stages of play

Watching the way in which children play gives us an understanding of their development and social skills. The stages of play were studied and defined in the early 1900s by sociologist Mildred Parten and these are what we still use today. Children tend to move through...
Speaking Positively About Children

Speaking Positively About Children

Always on By Emma Thomas – Full-time mum to a one-year-old, part-time blogger and writer, with a background as a Kindy Teacher/Director   Getting our children to listen to us when we’ve got something important to say can be hard! But try and have an adult...