Blogs and Vlogs

Written articles and videos of interest for Fit Kidz families
I’m Bored!

I am a massive advocate for outdoor play and feel it is very important for children to have lots of time spent outdoors. However, there are times when going outside is not an option such as heavy rain or strong winds, or perhaps you just don’t feel like braving the cold! Here are some fun…

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The Early Years Learning Framework

The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is the overarching framework in which all early childhood education and care services base their programs and learning around within Australia. The EYLF has been established collectively in conjunction with state & territory governments, the early childhood sector and early childhood academics. The EYLF is a guide for educators…

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National Families Week

I was asked recently what kind of families attend our centres. I thought it was a strange question and although certainly not intended to be, it was a little offensive, as though there was just one “kind” of family, but then I thought a little deeper…. I have been so fortunate to have met thousands…

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Top 10 Activities for Toddlers

Toddlers are innately busy little people that thrive on learning through play. Here are some fun ideas to do with your little ones that are super cheap but also are fantastic for their development. 1.Construction – Collect anything you think would be useful such as cereal boxes, paper towel rolls and nappy boxes. Get creative…

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Anxiety – Children struggle too

Having good mental health is key to the well being of every child. Children need good mental health – not only to be able to deal with challenges and adapt to change, but so they can feel good about themselves, gain confidence, build healthy relationships with others and enjoy life. Having good mental health is key to the well being of every child.…

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The Value of the Early Years

Around 90% of brain development occurs in the first 5 years. Let that sink in for a minute. The growth and development that occurs in the brain in its first 5 years will never be matched for the rest of its life. The first 5 years are where the ‘wiring’ of the brain occurs. This…

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Tea Time with Mel – Motherhood & Resilience

Thank you to those that joined us for the first episode of ‘Tea Time with Mel’ today. Here is a little snapshot of what was discussed: Today we talked about Mother’s guilt and what we found surprising as we embarked on the journey of motherhood. Mother’s guilt really IS an emotion that many feel so…

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Just Go Outside!

We are finding ourselves in a time that is very unfamiliar. With all the awful negatives affiliated with the COVID19 pandemic, there are definitely a few positives that some of us are experiencing. Getting outside and being physically active has challenges with social distancing and the cancellation of organized sport.  However, many of us now…

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You’re Not My Best Friend

Possibly the most gut wrenching words to be said by a four year old. Kids can be so cruel. Are they being cruel? Or are they calling on their small repertoire of words and life experience to tell someone that they’re feeling angry, or hurt, or frustrated. Parten’s Theory of Play Progression Parten’s theory of…

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Gratitude

Finding gratitude really does help……… At Fit Kidz learning Centres, we try to instill the message of gratitude in our team and children every day through play, stories and group conversations. It is often said that we forget to appreciate what we do have and focus on what we do not.  At this most challenging…

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