At early learning centres like Buttercups, educators encourage creative expression through a range of activities like making playdough sculptures, music sessions to sing and dance along, offering resources to use during dramatic play with their peers and a whole lot more!
What types of creative play are you enjoying with your little ones at home? We would love to find out in a comment on this post!
Did you know that 90 per cent of a child’s brain has developed by the time they are five years old?
Children’s brains go through a period of rapid growth during early childhood, as they are learning more than they will at any other time in their life. This is why it is important they are given the opportunity to learn and develop every day, at home and at early learning centres like Buttercups.
For a list of activities and check out the Starting Blocks website, a free government service, that also provides great information on many interesting topics like toilet training, raising a bilingual child and many more – https://www.startingblocks.gov.au/
Summer is just around the corner and educators across all rooms have started to implement water-based activities that provide great early learning opportunities for our children – watering our flower beds, water paintings, sensory water trays including natural resources like lemons from our tree and lots of pouring and stirring experiences, bubble baths and more!
During the warmer months of the year water play is a big hit not only at early learning centres like Buttercups but also in family homes all across Australia! Fun aside, it is important to make water safety a top priority – please have a look at the following article on how parents can reduce the risks of water play. Sadly, an average of 30 children under the age of five have drowned in Australia each year for the past 10 years.