News From the Country Buddies Kinder
Today we enjoyed outdoor play in the morning digging in the sandpit, making sandpit angels, helping each other on the swing and building.
Inside we re introduced the Acknowledgment of Country into our morning group time, teaching our Koala friends.
We continued learning about colours with painting and fruit matching activity on the tables. The Kinders have continued with their interest in construction based activities with magnetically, blocks and lego.
This afternoon many children have created amazing sounds with the musical instruments
Back to Nature: Children Reap The Benefits of Braving The Cold
"There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing."
Libraries: Why They're Good For Children ~ Raising Children Network
Library visits foster a love of books and reading. Your child can borrow books for free, go to story time and more.
Stop Telling Children They Need To Sit Still ~ Shona Hendley
The little wiggly worms and jumping beans are wiggly and jumping for an actual reason and developmentally it's near impossible for primary school and pre-school aged children to sit still.
Family Rituals: What are they?
Family rituals make family members feel good and create a sense of identity, security and belonging. Even simple rituals like a song before bed can hold special meaning for children and families
Starting Childcare? Your Little One Will Have Lots Of Feelings About It All ~ Jenna Galley
Let’s face it, mums and dads. Waving goodbye to our little ones on that first day of childcare is thrilling and gut-wrenching.
Autism Speaks aims to create a more inclusive world for the 70 million people with autism through new World Autsim Month Efforts ~ www.autismspeaks.org
Dental Care for Children
Dental care for children Tooth decay in children is on the rise in Australia, with more than half of all 6-year-olds having some decay in their baby or adult teeth. So it’s more important than ever to teach your child good oral health habits that will stay with them for life.Caring for children's teeth is importantIt is important to look after your child’s teeth from the moment they start teething. Keeping your child’s teeth and gums clean will protect against infection, cavities and pain. Decayed baby teeth can damage the permanent teeth underneath.If a child loses a tooth because of decay, it can cause crowding problems when their adult teeth come through later.
Happy Families with Dr. Justin Coulson ~ How To Turn Your Anger Around Without Yelling
Every parent has those days. The ones where your child has refused to get ready for school, thrown food at his brother and stomped on the dog’s tail. Or you ask, and ask again. And again. And AGAIN! And the kids just won’t listen… or if they listen, they won’t do as they’re told! When days like that happen – and they do – we can get so angry that we lash out. With smacking now being seen as less “acceptable”, the lashing out often takes the form of yelling.
Play based learning
Here at Country Buddies Wahgunyah we believe in a safe play based learning enviroment. Play-based learning is a concept that many early years educators adopt as part of their pedagogy and practice. Research has explored the importance of play for a child’s overall development and we know that play is closely associated with the development of intellectual skills, thinking and motivation.
Sleep promotes sleep, growth and development
This article contains alot to vital information about the importance of sleep and the influence it has on your child's growth and development.
It's snake season time again
At Country Buddies the Educators complete a yard spot check each morning and afternoon when heading outside to provide a safe environment for the children to play in. Educators are trained to look for any foreign objects as well as snakes and spiders. The following website from WIRES Australia provides some very useful tips when finding a snake in your own backyard.
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