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The Importance of Risk Taking During Play

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By Aurora Educators. The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health states that children need ‘risky play’. Risky play includes activities like climbing trees and jumping from a reasonable heights, riding bikes fast, playing near water, skating and exploring without active adult interference. According to The Journal, children who are involved in risk taking play experiences improve their reaction …

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What Does Speech Development in Early Childhood Look Like?

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“Mama.” “Papa!” “Yes.” “NOOO!” Even the world’s finest orators, from Mandela to Churchill to Gandhi, started their careers with a few humble words in their repertoire. As they progressed through childhood, they rapidly added new vocabulary and speech patterns to their arsenal, eventually developing into skilled speakers. Indeed, many children’s speech development in early childhood progresses in a similar way. …

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Kinder to School: Making The Transition Easier

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The Christmas lights have been strung, the children have written their letters to Santa and we’re fast approaching the end of 2018. Come 2019, our Kinder children will step into primary school and the next phase of their lives. The transition to school is a big change, and it’s natural that many children will feel anxious and unsettled for their …

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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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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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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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