Technology – is it good or bad for our children?

Technology has certainly changed learning and engagement opportunities for our children. They are adopting technology into their daily lives at a rapid pace which leaves many families questioning the pros and cons. Although negative impacts of technology frequently make it to the news and are popular topics of discussions, technology is also being used more…

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A Parents Role in their Child’s Education

According to the Reggio Emelia approach, parents are a child’s first teachers. Followed by their teachers and educators, thirdly by the environment. Nobody knows your child as well as you do. You are an expert on your child, as early childhood educators, we are experts on child development. It is essential that we work together…

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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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Fussy Eating

I’m not eating that! We’ve all done it. We’ve spent all day slow cooking and lovingly preparing a nutritious and tasty lasagne that smells amazing. You serve it up to your child to be met with “I’m not eating that! Yuck!” Looks like the dog is eating well again tonight. You are not failing. You…

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