The Role of Play Based Learning in Child Development

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Kids love to play. And there’s a reason for that.

It’s not only natural, but it’s essential for optimal child development.

In fact, play is so important that the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights recognises the right of every child to engage in play time.

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5 Benefits of Sending Your Kids to a Child Care Centre

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Are you thinking about sending your child to a child care centre?

Are you concerned about the impact of a child care centre for both you and your child?

You really shouldn’t be concerned. In fact, there are many benefits of for your child.

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National Pyjama Day

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The Pyjama Foundation

The Pyjama Foundation was founded in 2004 to give children in foster care the opportunity to change the direction of their lives with learning, life skills, and confidence.

Pyjama Angels

Through a simple program known as the Love of Learning Program, volunteers called Pyjama Angels are matched with a child in care, and spend just one hour a week focusing on learning based activities. Pyjama Angels read books aloud, play educational games, and help children with their homework. In that time, they demonstrate that this child is valued and loved.

 

So please come dressed in your Pyjamas on Friday 21st July and bring in a gold coin to donate to this amazing cause.

June’s Blossoming News – Tanah Merah

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Kylie’s News

This year seems to be flying by!

We are continuing to welcome new children to our Centre and over the next couple of weeks have many more children starting. We are looking forward to getting to know you all.

It has been quite distressing of late to see so many children being driven to and from the centre who are not properly restrained. Please check the department of transport website for information on what is required for your child.

Also please avoid leaving your other children unattended in the car whilst dropping off at the centre.

Upcoming Events

July 2nd – 9th NAIDOC Week celebrations

Reminders

Breakfast: The centre does not provide breakfast for the children. For those children bringing breakfast, you are reminded that only healthy breakfast cereals etc are acceptable. Sugar coated cereals or Bars are not an acceptable choice.  Breakfast is not offered after the time of 7.30 am due to staff child ratios. Read more

Conquering Fussy Eating at Eight Mile Plains

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Fussy eating comes in a variety of forms in children.

The types of food, textures and even meal time environments can affect how children will respond to the food.

No matter if you’re the top chef giving Jamie Oliver a run for his money, or a reluctant home toast-burner, every cook in the kitchen knows the toughest critics are usually under four feet tall with a vocabulary understanding of about 1000 words.

A nutritious and healthy diet from a young age is very important so that a child’s brain is properly developed, and that their energy levels and overall health can be at their peak! At Piptree Eight Mile Plains Early Learning Centre, we encourage healthy eating habits and instil such core values from a young age to pave the best possible future for your children.

Here is a list of 5 nutritious foods that your child will love: Read more

Parents of Successful Children: What They Do

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It’s a natural thing to want your kids to succeed in life and as a parent, it can sometimes be hard to know what you need to do and say in order to move them toward their goals.

Well, as it turns out the parents of some of the most successful people around the world all do a number of things in common. From the likes of Richard Branson, Elon Musk to Steve Jobs and Bill Gates; their parents all did a number of things that helped their kids grow up to be the people they are today.


They Give Their Kids Chores

Taking out the trash, putting the bins out, stacking the dishwasher, hanging washing, making lunch – making your kids do chores helps them become more grateful, respectful and appreciative. By becoming actively involved with the work that goes on around the house, they understand the ‘why’ behind the work, making them more willing to contribute because they see the value of their work.

People who did chores throughout their adolescence are proven to be more engaged, more collaborative and more well-rounded employees because they understand what hard work looks like and are generally more competent when undertaking tasks independently.

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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 beyond measure.  Families within Piptree can ring any time, can email any-time, can phone, can see their children beginning to blossom at any time, we support this strong relationship of trust and communication!!