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Making Learning Fun for Children at the Melbourne Museum

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Winter has truly descended, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t step out with your family during the weekend! This week, why not take your children to the Melbourne Museum? It has a vast collection of exciting and educational experiences for young children many of which have been designed using the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework guidelines. The Pauline …

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Breakfast Panini Recipe

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Cafes across Melbourne serve delicious paninis, but do you know that they’re quite easy to whip up at home? A panini sandwich is a simply one made with toasted Italian bread; pick up a baguette or cibatta from your local baker. Have your little one help you with this simple breakfast panini recipe for a delicious family breakfast! The instructions …

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Child Friendly Animal Encounter Activites Around Melbourne

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Most children have a fascination with animals; perhaps they insiticitvely understand the benefits interacting with animals can have on their growth. Researchers found that children who regularly have animal encounter activities have strong empathetic and caring skills, tend to stay active and also have a deeper sense of responsibility. However, for many families it may not be possible or practical …

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How will enrolling into kindergarten enhance your child’s transition to school?

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Kindergarten (German): A garden for children. In 1804, pedagogist Friedrich Frobel, who is credited with establishing the foundations of modern education, coined the word ‘Kindergarten’, which highlighted his belief that young children should be nourished like “plants in a garden”. Frobel’s ideas have been carried forward today and kindergartens have transformed into trusted institutions which care for young children and …

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Dance Events For Children Around Melbourne

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The sight of a room full of toddlers dancing brings a smile to anyone’s face, doesn’t it? Dance is a great exercise for your little one; not just because it’s physically beneficial, calling upon gross motor skills, but also because it helps with self esteem. As little children jump and wiggle they become more comfortable in their own skin and …

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Happy Feet Fitness at Moonglade Studio 

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At Aurora, the children are enjoying a new extra – curricular activity called Happy Feet Fitness. This program encourages children to develop an understanding of the importance of being healthy and having an active lifestyle. In Moonglade, the Happy Feet Fitness session started with warm up exercises. We pretended we were cars, trees, washing machines, sun, clouds and rain. We then …

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5 Meaningful Things Young Children Can Do For Their Mothers This Mother’s Day

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Over the past two weeks, children at Aurora have been hard at work making beautiful gifts for Mother’s Day. Many mothers would agree that the best gifts from their children are handmade; crafts, poems or delicious meals. These often reflect their children’s personality and heartfelt efforts. With that in mind, here are a few meaningful things little ones can do …

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Group Play at the Seamist Studio

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In Seamist this week, children have starting showing enjoyment when participating in small group play and shared experiences. A few children enjoyed themselves jumping off a raised plank of wood, outdoors. These children had a fantastic time playing together. It was not just having fun together, they counted together (as they were guided to count 1,2,3 before jumping), took turns …

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ANZAC DAY at Moonglade Studio and Willow Walk Kindergarten

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I​n Moonglade Studio this week, the educators and children have been discussing ANZAC Day. ​The children had many questions during the discussion regarding the celebration of A​NZAC​ Day​ and why it was a holiday. It is important to be truthful when having conversations with the children, so the educators explained that we are very lucky to live in a safe …

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