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Pre-Literacy and Pre-Numeracy Skills At Moonglade Studio

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In Moonglade Studio, a lot of thought goes into creating interesting activities and resources that support the development of early literacy and numeracy skills and concepts. Early Literacy concept and skill development can involve things like making lines on paper and symbols to communicate meaning, holding a pencil or crayon correctly, identifying letters and sounds as well as common words. …

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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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Bringing The Ancient Gurukul System Into the Modern Early Childhood Education System

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Long before classrooms and textbooks became the norm, South Asia had a completely different approach to education; the gurukul system. Children would pack their little bags and leave their families at a young age to live with a guru – an extremely knowledgeable teacher who saw educating learners as his highest priority and life’s purpose. The guru, also known as …

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Hey Dee Ho at Moonglade Studio

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In Moonglade this week the children enjoyed their Hey Dee Ho session with Adam. Adam taught the children sign language for the different colours (red, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple as well as the words Thank You and Go). The children were encouraged to practice the signs by engaging in some games such as choosing coloured pegs and watching Adam, who was …

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Holi at the Seamist Studio

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In Seamist Studio, the children celebrated the Indian Holi Festival on Thursday 1st March by sprinkling coloured powder over each other. The children enjoyed the sensory experience of smearing powder over their faces, hair and clothing (as well as on their friends!). Everybody had a wonderful time, including the educators! The Holi Festival symbolises equality, togetherness and forgiveness. To further celebrate …

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A Basketball Clinic at Willow Walk Studio

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This week in Willow Walk, one of our children’s dad’s (Shane) dropped by to do a basketball clinic. The children enjoyed learning skills such as dribbling a ball, walking and running whilst dribbling, throwing and catching a ball as well as shooting hoops. Shane also set up an obstacle course for the children to engage in. The children also thoroughly …

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Box Construction at the Moonglade Studio

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The children in Moonglade have been participating in box construction activities. The educators have been discussing with the children the different ways that boxes can be used which led to further discussion about reusing and recycling materials in our world. Providing children with objects and materials that have an open ended purpose opens up a child’s to creative expression and …

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Why Mother Languages And Bilingualism Should Be Taught In Early Childhood

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On the 21st February, the world celebrated International Mother Language Day. Spearheaded by UNESCO in 1999, the day is aimed at highlighting and celebrating linguistic and cultural diversity and nurturing a sensitivity towards other cultures. Sensitivity and appreciation towards diversity is especially important in Australia today. According to the 2016 Census, 49% of Australians call themselves ‘first generation’ Australians; that …

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How Does The ACECQA Ensure That Childcare Services Maintain Quality?

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Choosing a childcare is an extremely important process and it’s understandable that parents carefully look for the most capable hands to leave their children with. In Australia, an important factor in choosing a childcare is looking at its rating. Australian authorities understand the importance of early childhood education and have implemented the National Quality Framework, a national approach to regulation, …

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How Interactions With Animals Can Enhance A Child’s Life

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“Woof! Woof!” “Meow Meow!”   The minute they see a familiar animal, many young children immediately clap in excitement and start mimicking the noises they make. This highlights an automatic fascination that children have for animals. Perhaps they instinctively understand the benefits that interacting with animals can have on their growth. Animals and children act on their instincts, especially in …

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