National Recycling Week is an important time to teach the children they can make a difference – after all, they are our future! 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. As Archbishop Desmond Tutu said, “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
Celebrating Book Week, ‘Curious Creatures, Wild Minds’! Book Week is always a favourite celebration amongst the children & educators alike!
If you’re looking for resources and inspirational Book Week activity ideas, here are a few great suggestions that children will fall in love with.
Provocations can be such a fun and educational part of the Early Learning Service or pre-school experience. Setting up provocation areas is easy, as long as you’re familiar with the concept and you know what you want to accomplish.
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.
Early Education centres, Pre-schools & Kindergartens have a great opportunity to incorporate gardening into their learning processes, to aid child development and give little ones an important sense of accomplishment.
Going to a childcare or early learning centre is often a child’s first experience of being away from their family or carers. This can generate feelings of separation anxiety for the child, which can be distressing for parents and educators as well as the child. STEP4 looks at why separation anxiety occurs and how to manage it.
Celebrating love and appreciation for others at Early Learning Centres can be simple and fun. Here are 9 easy to plan and exciting Valentine’s Day activities that everybody will enjoy!
The Holiday season provides so many fun and colourful (and glittery!) craft activities for daycare centres. Here’s our list of 15 fun suggestions that will get everyone in the Christmas spirit.
Easter is a joyful time of year for both children and educators, with its hat parades, egg hunts, chocolate wrappers, egg decorating and all sorts of other creative and engaging activities going on. It’s a great time for crafters but it’s so easy to run out of ideas. That’s why we’re dedicating this blog to Easter craft projects, showing you 5 different ways to express your passion for this wonderful celebration. Get creative with the coolest pre-school craft ever!
A strong sense of individual identity can be encouraged through engaging in activities that stimulate shared identities. Harmony day is an important time for children and educators to embrace the local community and engage in conversations about inclusion, respect & helping others. Thinking about children around the world and the need for us to all work together will ensure a healthy and happy world, and a sense of belonging for everyone.