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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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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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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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Possum’s Pottery at the Willow Walk Studio

In Studio Chronicles, Willow Walk Studio by admin

Children in Willow Walk love having their pottery session each week. Clay is a wonderful art medium to work with and there are a whole range of mental health and well-being benefits. It is calming and assists with self-regulation and control, it improves hand-eye coordination, fine motor skill development and even problem solving skills. While shaping the clay, children have to …

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