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A New Parenting Website From The Victorian Department of Education and Training!

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The Victorian Department of Education and Training has launched a new parenting website to improve parents and carers’ access to reliable, evidence-based information and advice on raising young children. Raising children often involves navigating some choppy waters, and children thrive when their parents and carers have access to high quality information and support. The website aims to address concerns about …

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Plan A Visit To The Collingwood Children’s Farm This Weekend

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At Aurora Early Education, we understand and celebrate the importance of encouraging children to interact with animals. As they form positives relationships with animals, children strengthen their empathetic and caring skills as well as their sense of responsibility. Playing with animals helps keeps children active and healthy and, as they often confide in and talk to animals, their self-esteem and …

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New Furniture at the Seamist Studio

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We have had some beautiful new furniture bought for Seamist Studio recently. The children are enjoying exploring it and giving their feedback about it. This part of our continuing mission to ensure learning environments are inviting, engaging and exciting spaces. The look and feel of a room can often impact children’s behaviour, interest and movement within it. A lot of …

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Bean Bag Toss at Moonglade Studio

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In Moonglade Studio this week, the educators have been placing out a variety of activities for the children to enjoy. One such activity is Bean Bag Toss. The children pick up one bean bag at a time and practice their throwing skills as they aim for the bucket to throw the bean bag into. There is a wonderful array of …

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Ring Tossing at Seamist Studio!

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In Seamist Studio this week, the educators have been working on colour recognition, motor skill development and team work. One activity the children have been enjoying is the Ring Toss game. One at a time the children took a coloured ring and tossed them, aiming to get each one onto the stake. This experience provided the children with opportunities to …

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How To Help Your Child Develop A Love For Reading

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At Aurora Early Education, we begin laying the foundations for literacy early by helping our children become confident with oral communication and increasing phonological awareness through telling stories and singing songs. It’s important to begin literacy activities early as they ensure that children develop a love for reading and grow into confident communicators and readers. It also helps children be …

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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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