Month: July 2019

Positive encouragement

Parents and educators understand the importance of encouraging positive behaviour! Educators in early learning centres like Buttercups aim to encourage children in a variety of ways – here are a few ideas what to say instead of “Good job.”!

Children & choices

Would you like your child to choose broccoli over cookies? Giving children choices helps them feel like they have some power and control over what they do. The key to giving children choices is to first decide what choices you will allow them to make.  Below is a fantastic article on how to best offer …

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Playing with peers great for language acquisition

Toddlers word learning skills increase around their peers! New research of the University of Waterloo has found that children who are attending early learning centres like Buttercups may have an advantage over their peers when it comes to language acquisition! While all toddlers showed “surprisingly good” speech processing skills when it came to deciphering the …

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NAIDOC week

This week we are celebrating NAIDOC week! All rooms across the centre have wonderful activities on offer to celebrate the rich history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – painting/sticking of flags, sensory experiences and music appreciation!