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Easter Fun at Aurora Early Education!

In Studio Chronicles by admin

Over the past week, studios across Aurora have been excitedly preparing for Easter! We have been reading books like the ‘Easter bunny’ and ‘Celebrations around the World’ and made pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. Through the month, educators and children have been having discussions about the significance of festival. Arts and Crafts In the days leading up to it, our children …

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Using Scissors at Willow Walk Kindergarten

In Studio Chronicles, Willow Walk Studio by admin

In Willow Walk Kindergarten, the children have been learning how to use scissors correctly. The simple act of using scissors requires children to integrate a number of different skill sets. Not only is it developing their fine motor skills through movement and control of the muscles in their hands and fingers, it also requires them to have well developed hand-eye …

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Kinder to School: Making The Transition Easier

In Childcare, Willow Walk Studio by admin

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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Diwali at the Moonglade and Willow Walk Studios!

In Moonglade Studio, Studio Chronicles, Willow Walk Studio by admin

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

In Studio Chronicles, Willow Walk Studio by admin

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

In Moonglade Studio, Studio Chronicles by admin

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

In Seamist Studio, Studio Chronicles by admin

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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