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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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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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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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