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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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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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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We are all so busy…..

“Hurry is the enemy of love.” Steve Biddulph I love this quote by the wonderful parenting expert, Steve Biddulph.  It is a reminder to me that we need to slow down, live in the moment, and appreciate the here and now…easier said than done I know. I notice that more and more people talk about…

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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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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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