Caring + Learning = Nurturing
Our Monthly Newsletters
Emailed to parents monthly, these newsletters contain information on what each Group is learning and creating each month. we use these newsletters to update families with all of the upcoming events throughout the year.
FOCUS ARTICLE: Less is more when it comes to kid’s toys
A recent trip to the movie theatre had me brimming with excitement to reunite with Woody, Buzz, and the crew of Andy's (er, Bonnie's?) toys in the Toy Story franchise's new instalment. Sure enough, my family laughed at the adventures of the cast, but itwas a newcomer to the gang that really stole the show: a plastic spork named Forky.Read more ...
FOCUS ARTICLE: Let them play! Kids need restriction-free play to develop
You may have heard of play. It’s that thing children do – the diverse range of unstructured, spontaneous activities and behaviours. Children play in many ways, including by exploring movements, constructing with equipment, creating games, using imagination and chasing others around a playground. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child recognises play as every child’s basic right. But play is becoming extinct. Global studies, across generations, have confirmed outdoor children’s play has been declining, across all age groups, for decades.Read more ...
FOCUS ARTICLE: A “million-word gap” for children who aren’t read to at home
Young children whose parents read them five books a day enter kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than kids who were never readto, a new study found.This “million-word gap” could be one key in explaining differences in vocabulary and reading development, said Jessica Logan, lead author of the study and assistant professor of educational studies at The Ohio State University.Read more ...
FOCUS ARTICLE: Empathy and why we need to teach it to our children
Why does empathy matter?Empathy involves the ability to understand someone else’s perspective and understand how they feel about it. Empathy is essential in interpersonal relations, has been linked to moral behaviour and in general, humans are kinder when theycan understand one another’s perspectives and emotions.Read more ...
FOCUS ARTICLE: This is why your child can’t actually ‘calm down’ during a tantrum
We are constantly absorbing emotions from those around us. That's part of the reason being around kids and teens, with their roller coasters of emotion, can be soexhausting. And when our own hearts and minds are clouded by emotion, we are not showing up and responding with our wisest mind and a most open heart.Read more ...
FOCUS ARTICLE: TIPS TO RAISING A MULTILINGUAL CHILD
There are many benefits to speaking to your child in a language other than English at home. Besides from their being able to speak with you and your family in a languagethat you may be more comfortable in, experts have shown that children who learn more than one language demonstrate enhanced cognitive development, can haveimproved memory and concentration, and are better at solving problems.Read more...
FOCUS ARTICLE: How to teach your children to do hard things
Why shouldn’t we seek to give them eyes that see beyond what’s right in front of them, intentionally training them and equipping them with the tools to handle hard things? Here are 5 things I want to be intentional about in raising kids who can do hard things, kids, who are overcomers.Read more ...
© 2019 Happy Kids Early Learning - Call us on 02 9427 2202 - Visit our Facebook Page