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Aurora Opinion: Graduation Ceremonies for Preschoolers?

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From graduation caps and tassels to gowns and big grins, every parent imagines what the day their child graduates will look like. Today, in some cases that happy moment is coming much sooner than college – some children are having graduation ceremonies as early as preschool! In a recent, two part article for Community Early Learning (Australia), Danielle Bopping explores …

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Aurora Create: Why Art Is So Very Important In The Early Childhood Curriculum

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Many parents hang their children’s artwork on their fridges explaining proudly to guests that it’s a drawing of their family, home, or – when they absolutely cannot decipher it – that its evidence of their child’s imaginative powers and artistic skill. They’re not far from the truth – Pablo Picasso once acutely observed that “every child is an artist”; every …

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Aurora Children to Sing About The Love Story of Lali and Gita

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A few days ago, Aurora delightedly announced that some of our Kinder children are part of the cast of Warren Wills’ ‘Night of the Broken Glass’. Night of the Broken Glass is the moving tale of William Cooper, who led a delegation of people on a walk across Melbourne protesting Kristalnacht; the unprovoked persecution of the Jews. The play also …

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Diwali at the Moonglade and Willow Walk Studios!

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In Moonglade Studio this week, the children loved having Sonal from Yoga Champs guide them through some beautiful Indian dancing, poses and songs to help celebrate Diwali. Sonal also explained that Diwali is the ‘Hindu Festival of Lights’ and she involved the children in a mindfulness activity where they had to pass around a candle and had to inhale deeply …

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Aurora Children To Perform In Warren Wills Directed Night Of The Broken Glass

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Aurora Early Education is delighted to announce that its children will be part of the cast of the Warren Wills directed Night of the Broken Glass. The Production Night of the Broken Glass tells the tale of William Cooper, a Yorta Yorta man who was incensed on reading about the Nazi government’s abuse of the Jewish people on the infamous …

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Listen, They Have A Voice – Knox Leader

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By Fifi Lim This article was published in the Knox Leader, Tuesday, October 9th, 2018.  The 2018 Children’s Week theme is based on Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which states that children have the right to say what they think and have their opinions taken into account. An example of this right …

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Victoria Government Takes A Leaf Out of Aurora’s Language Curriculum

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Since its inception, Aurora Early Education has had language sessions integrated into its curriculum with our children being given the opportunity to learn a second language through a variety of engaging programs and activities. Now, the Victoria State Government has announced that as a part of the new Early Childhood Language Programm, 150 kindergartens across Victoria will offer children weekly …

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STEM Play at the Willow Walk Studio

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Extending on the children’s interests in making creations with recycled materials, this week; one child decided to make a boat. A few of the children suggested that we test the boat in water to see if it floats. Educator Indika decided to integrate a STEM play experiment into the program and the children explored the concept of floating and sinking! …

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Ball Games at the Moonglade Studio

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In Moonglade Studio, the educators have been teaching a variety of ball games to the children. Basketball, soccer and handball are the children’s favorites! Rolling, throwing, catching, dribbling and kicking balls during ball games improves a child’s motor skills, hand eye co-ordination, creativity, timing and social connectedness. When children are very young, the simple observation of a ball rolling introduces …

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