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Visitors At The Willow Walk Studio!

In Studio Chronicles, Willow Walk Studio by admin

May was an exciting month in the Willow Walk Studio because our children welcomed in lots of visitors from the fire brigade and Heany Park Primary school. We were also delighted to invite our children’s mothers into the centre for a Mother’s Day afternoon tea! In the days leading up to Mother’s Day, educators and children in the Willow Walk …

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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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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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Welcoming Spring at Willow Walk

In Studio Chronicles, Willow Walk Studio by admin

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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The Seamist Studio’s Bush Tucker Garden

In Seamist Studio, Studio Chronicles by admin

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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Making Lemonade at the Willow Walk Studio

In Studio Chronicles, Willow Walk Studio by admin

In Willow Walk, the children have been having many discussions about trees, plants and farmers and the importance of eating well for your body. To extend on their learning the educators decided to make a lemonade together with some home grown lemons Educator Margarita had brought in. All the children participated and were excited to see what the end result would …

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Dance Lessons at the Seamist Studio

In Seamist Studio, Studio Chronicles by admin

The Seamist children have been enjoying dance lessons in one of our extra-curricular activities for the past two weeks. The children have been incorporating stretching, balancing, imitating, jumping and swaying to the music as well as tapping a variety of musical instruments to the beat of the music. The educators have noticed that the children’s ability to focus for longer …

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