Month: August 2019

Forest learning

Have you heard about “forest learning” and how it can help children develop emotional resilience? Forest learning provides children with the opportunity to connect or re-connect with the world around them in its natural state! Children and young people are provided with early learning opportunities to explore the natural environment, experience appropriate risk and challenge, …

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Play and communication

At early learning centres like Buttercups we fully support play-based learning and all the benefits that come with it – it allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that early learning happens and children …

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Book Week 2019

Reading and engaging with stories in different ways is such an important part of the routine in early learning centres like Buttercups! We are half way through book week and have some exciting activities going on to celebrate stories, our favourite book characters and literacy – parents are joining us for mat sessions to read …

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Learning how to write

When does a child learn how to write? Earlier than you might think 🙂 Educationalists generally agree that before a child is ready to hold a pencil and form letters correctly, they need to have developed fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. This means that the brain has to become accustomed to working in conjunction …

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Science Week 2019

It’s National Science Week and educators have planned many fun experiences like fizzy fairy potion, the “skittles” experiment, magic milk and more 🙂 National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology and provides an opportunity to encourage early learning about science and for young people to become fascinated by the world we live …

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Diverse bookshelves

Many people from different backgrounds, religions, beliefs and traditions make up our wonderful Buttercups community. Early learning centres like Buttercups provide children with great opportunities to learn more about cultural diversity and all the benefits of a multicultural society! Buttercups educators aim to include multicultural resources like books representing culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds or …

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Homelessness Week 2019

This week is Homelessness Week and Buttercups children have made some beautiful pieces of art to go along with a box of donations from the Buttercups community to the local homelessness shelter. Homelessness Week is the annual awareness-raising week to highlight the 116,000 Australians who are homeless on any given night. Other activities this week include …

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