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Written articles and videos of interest for Fit Kidz families
Your Words Matter!

When people say that children are like sponges, they are not mucking around! The ability of children to establish, retain and implement new skills and information is truly astounding. Language is such a pivotal skill that will assist children through all areas of development. The ability to collect and understand information through receptive language as…

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Cheering From The Sidelines

There is a lovely quote that says … “Only an aunt can give hugs like a mother, keep secrets like a sister and share love like a friend!” I am not familiar with who wrote this, but it shares a special place in mine and my husband’s heart as we both feel very lucky to…

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Loose Parts Play – Is It Really A Thing?!

In short, absolutely yes! And here are some reasons why: Freedom – offering children loose parts means there are no rules nor predetermined outcomes of how things are ‘meant’ to be used. Loose parts celebrates the process over the product in play. Fine and gross motor skills – children involved in loose parts play are…

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The Benefits of Sensory Play

“Don’t do that, you’ll get dirty” “Take that out of your mouth” “Out of the puddle”. I think that at some stage or another, we’re all guilty of saying these words to our children. And at certain times it is of course appropriate, but are we doing a disservice for our children if we don’t…

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Happy International Men’s Day

Happy International Men’s Day Men in the early childhood sector comprise a very low minority of our profession and I believe this is a great loss for our children. There are many reasons why children would benefit from more males in our sector but some of the most obvious are the basic different caring styles…

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My Top 10 Books To Read With Children

Reading books with children is one of the best things you can do for your child. This can assist in fostering strong relationships, developing a love of stories, promoting receptive and expressive language as well as sparking imagination and creativity. When reading stories with children, I love books that are fun to read. I want…

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This is not how I planned it…

The planning and excitement in the lead up to the birth of a baby is such a happy time and for me it was made so special with the outpouring of love from my family and extended work family at Fit Kidz.  The most common remark was always “you will be such a great Mum…

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Let Them Be Little

I was in a restaurant with friends recently and I could not help but notice a Mum having a challenging time trying to keep her daughter still and quiet while they enjoyed a meal with others.  Mum was getting frustrated and her voice was getting louder, the child was getting more restless and, it did…

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Music, Music, Music

With those excitable two special words, Santa Claus, about to start flowing from little ones mouths, it is coming to that time of year when we look forward to hearing Christmas carols and music all around us. The classics bring back loads of childhood memories about that feeling of excitement and getting ready for Christmas…

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Not My Child – Our Journey of Diagnosis

It is instinctively ingrained in most of us as parents to protect our children and provide them with a great life. Often a better life than we had. Growing up, I’d fantasize about what this would look like. I’d be the super involved and fit Mum in my active wear pushing around my perfectly behaved…

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