Blogs and Vlogs

Written articles and videos of interest for Fit Kidz families
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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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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