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Diwali at the Moonglade and Willow Walk Studios!

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In Moonglade Studio this week, the children loved having Sonal from Yoga Champs guide them through some beautiful Indian dancing, poses and songs to help celebrate Diwali. Sonal also explained that Diwali is the ‘Hindu Festival of Lights’ and she involved the children in a mindfulness activity where they had to pass around a candle and had to inhale deeply …

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STEM Play at the Willow Walk Studio

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Extending on the children’s interests in making creations with recycled materials, this week; one child decided to make a boat. A few of the children suggested that we test the boat in water to see if it floats. Educator Indika decided to integrate a STEM play experiment into the program and the children explored the concept of floating and sinking! …

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Ball Games at the Moonglade Studio

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In Moonglade Studio, the educators have been teaching a variety of ball games to the children. Basketball, soccer and handball are the children’s favorites! Rolling, throwing, catching, dribbling and kicking balls during ball games improves a child’s motor skills, hand eye co-ordination, creativity, timing and social connectedness. When children are very young, the simple observation of a ball rolling introduces …

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Halloween at the Seamist Studio

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In Seamist Studio this week the children have been making hand-prints into spooky spiders for their Halloween display! The children are always involved in creating masterpieces for the room displays; it’s wonderful to hear their thoughts and suggestions regarding art activities to be involved in. Making hand-prints is a fantastic sensory experience. Some children love the feel of the cold, …

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Welcoming Spring at Willow Walk

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This week, the children in Willow Walk had a discussion about Spring and all the small creatures who go down under the ground in Winter and come out in Spring. The children showed an interest in learning about insects and butterflies. To follow up on their interest, the art table was set up with orange and blue food dye and …

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Tyre Fun at Moonglade Studio

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Whilst playing outside, the Moonglade children have shown an interest in moving the tyres around the yard. Some children have been challenging themselves to push and roll the tyre during solo play and some others have worked with their friends co-cooperatively to have some tyre fun. Utilising their upper and lower body strength and core muscles to push, roll and …

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Learning Independence at Seamist Studio

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As part of their routine, the children in Seamist are encouraged to participate in self help practices throughout the day. After the children wake up from their afternoon sleeps, they are guided to open their bed boxes (a small plastic box with their name and photo on it that they place their clothes into while taking a nap), encouraged to …

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The Seamist Studio’s Bush Tucker Garden

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Following on from National Tree Day in late July, the children and educators had a discussion about making an edible garden and it was decided that to tie in with National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day in August, they would design a Bush Tucker Garden. The plants that were chosen included Peppermint, Lemon Myrtle, Bush Cherry and Lily …

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