Blogs and Vlogs

Written articles and videos of interest for Fit Kidz families
Sustainability at Home

There are so many ways we can teach our children to be more sustainable. At Fit Kidz Learning Centres, we work with sustainable practices every day – vegetable gardens, worm farms, saving water, recycling, energy conservation… Many of these are things you already do at home with your children. Councils have made recycling easier with…

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Book Week – The value of reading with children

Reading with your child is undeniably the best thing you can do to support their development and later schooling years. Reading can enhance your child’s expressive language development and vocabulary, receptive language and comprehension, imagination and creativity, as well as attention span and focus. The benefits of reading and storytelling are massive. Don’t be afraid…

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Jeans for Genes Day – Supporting our friend Lachy

Thank you very much to everyone who donated to our Jeans for Genes day fundraiser.  This was a particularly special opportunity for us to raise funds and awareness for this important cause and below (with permission) I share a personal story about one of our very own. Lachy has been with Fit Kidz Glenwood South…

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From the Fit Kidz Kitchen – Chicken & Broccoli Pasta

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS: 500g Chicken Breast, cut into strips 3 Heads of Broccoli, cut into small pieces ½ Onion, diced 2 Stalks of Celery, diced 2 Cloves of Garlic, crushed 1 Leek, sliced 1 Tbsp Oil 1 Packet of Penne Pasta ½ Cup Chicken Stock ½ Cup Cream Grated Cheese (optional) Salt & Pepper  …

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Grow a garden; Grow your child

You don’t have to look hard to see signs of joy while gardening with children. It can be in their purple fingertips as they pick mulberries, or in their gasps as they see the first tomato of the season. It’s in their intrigue as they open up the compost bin, or see a worm wriggle…

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Early Learning Matters Week 2020

This has been a special week for anyone working in the Early Childhood sector. We celebrate Early Learning Matters Week with the mission of showing Australia what high-quality early learning looks like and explain why it matters.  We opened our first Fit Kidz service in Glenwood in 2004 with the goal of providing high-quality care…

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From the Fit Kidz Kitchen – Mexican Beef Bowls

Makes 6-9 serves INGREDIENTS: 500g Beef Mince 1 tin Kidney Beans 1 tin Crushed Tomatoes 1 pkt Taco Seasoning 2 cups Grated Cheese 3 cups Brown Rice 1 tbsp Oil Salt & Pepper 1 tub Sour Cream Half Onion 2 Celery Stalks 2 Avocados 1 tsp Lemon Juice or Half Lemon Iceberg Lettuce 1 punnet Cherry…

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The value of a routine

As an Early Childhood Educator, I see the value of having established routines in a classroom and as a Mum of three busy boys, I see the necessity for a harmonious home. This does not suggest I don’t see the value in being flexible and spontaneous, just that a basic routine offers a sense of…

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Starting ‘Big School’

A child starting kindergarten can be a very exciting and nervous time for the whole family. How can you assist your child being as prepared as possible? How do you know they are ready? What will starting school look like? Kindergarten is the start of a long schooling career for your child, so of course…

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How do you choose the right early childhood education and care service?

When looking at enrolling your child into an Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) service, it is important that you make this decision with confidence and that you are well informed. Where do you start? Type of care There are many different types of care options available for families to utilise in Australia. Determining the…

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