Entries by Piptree

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5 Ways Play Based Learning Helps Your Child Grow

From the moment that a baby is born, they are learning.  Learning to eat and to sleep, learning the routine of life. When you think about it “learning” does not stop. It is a continuous process throughout life. However, when you embark on your childcare journey you will be inundated with theories, philosophies and lots […]

Does Kindergartener Behaviour Follow Us Through Life?

During your first few years as a parent, we know you want to prepare your child as best you can to learn with others. Have you ever thought “What if my daughter doesn’t share her toys? What will the teacher and other parents think of me?” We realise there is peer pressure among parents to […]

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Why Is Messy Play So Important?

The benefits of Messy Play when it comes to child development “Messy Play” The mere words invoke fear and dread into the hearts of many parents, but here at Piptree Early Learning, we encourage our children to embrace messy play and the learning and development that comes from it. The idea of messy play can […]

The Importance Of Developing Good Habits In Elementary School

The habits you learn as a child set the foundation for our entire life. What are these important habits for early development? Read on to find out! Sharing is caring A child’s social life is as important as how well they do in school. Researchers studied elementary school social life to see how much of […]

Communication is Key

Engaged, active children with educators who support their social skills, develop their emotional balance, create opportunities for imaginative play and provide an array of educational and loose play activities grow into engaged, active adults who can conquer the world. Communication between children, families and educators supports strong foundations for our community and has a value […]

Serving Size for Young Children

Young children need between 2½ to 4½ serves of vegetables per day (depending on age) but what is a serve size? 1 serving of vegetables is: ½ cup cooked green or orange vegetables (such as broccoli, spinach, carrots or pumpkin) 1 cup green leafy or raw salad vegetables ½ cup sweet corn ½ medium potato […]

13 Traits Parents of Successful Children Have in Common

It takes a village to raise a successful, healthy child, and parents are the first step, we will continue to help here at Piptree too, with our holistic philosophy and engaged staff culture. Children should be doing some chores Children should be learning positive social skills Parents have high expectations The family gets along well […]