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Long and short: a measurement activity.

Autumn has well and truly hit Melbourne which means it’s time to get the gumboots and raincoats on and go exploring. Today we were collecting sticks and Carter was lining them up on the trampoline. A simple question here introduced a new concept to…

April 7, 2016
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Book of the week….how it’s chosen…

I’ve been asked a few times what i see as important when choosing a ‘good fit’ book for Carter. At his current age (2) there are a few things I look for in particular. Rhyme: I consider this to be important for a number…

April 1, 2016
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Animalia-Graeme Base.

This weeks book of the week is one that Carter and his daddy enjoy reading together. Animalia is a fantastic book because it encourages children to use their imagination. The boys spend most of their time making up their own stories when they ‘read’…

March 31, 2016
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Words with stickers!

Now the weather is starting to get cooler, it’s time to get creative with indoor activities. Stickers are a lot of fun, aren’t too messy and can be great for learning too! These alphabet stickers were a cheap buy from Kmart and kept us…

March 29, 2016
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Peter Rabbit Easter Surprise!

Reading for enjoyment is very important so this weeks ‘book of the week’ is in celebration of Easter this weekend. Peter Rabbit is Carter’s best mate, he has had his Peter Rabbit comforter in his cot with him since just after he was born…

March 24, 2016
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Australian Animal series.

Book of the week this week is actually a series of books, Alison Lester’s Talk to the Animals series. We started reading these stories to Carter when he received them as a present when he was four months old and they quickly became a…

March 17, 2016
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Fill it up!

This is a quick, easy learning activity to prepare and water is involved so it keeps the little ones entertained!! I showed Carter what a ‘full cup’, a ‘half full’ cup and an ’empty cup’ of water looked like. He then had a go…

March 14, 2016
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Hairy Maclary’s Rumpus at the Vet!

Hairy Maclary books are a lot of fun. Carter loves the characters and the rhyme aspect of the book means that he is able to join in and predict what word is coming next (or in his case, we’ve read them so many times…

March 10, 2016
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Carter’s Cafe.

We involve Carter when we are cooking and although it can get quite messy, he loves it and it’s been great for his language development. We make smoothies everyday, banana pancakes are a weekend tradition with Daddy and he loves making muffins with Grandpa…

March 8, 2016
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Lego: The benefits.

Teaching developmental play in the first year of school is very important. Most Kinder programs are developed around structured play-alot of learning occurs during ‘play’ and in the first year of schooling us teachers always included lego as one of our play activities, so…

March 4, 2016