Natalie

Mother with two children

If “good girl” or “good boy” is not the right thing to say, what is?

If “good girl” or “good boy” is not the right thing to say, what is? By Emma Daniels Throughout my career as a Kinder Teacher, there have been phrases and ways of teaching that have come in and out of vogue. As more research is conducted into early childhood development, our understanding of children and …

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Child looking out of window

I wonder why

“I wonder why?”: How to instil a sense of wonder in your child’s life By Emma Daniels Why is the sky blue? Why don’t planes fall out of the sky? Why does it rain? Why doesn’t it snow in the middle of Australia? Did you know that in the first five years of a child’s …

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Child dancing in a field at sunset

Dance whilst you talk

By Kylie Dawson It’s not just how much we talk with our children that impacts their current and future development, but the way we talk with our children that impacts their verbal and literacy skills, and the relationship that we create with them. Two researchers, Hart and Risley (1995), conducted in-depth and important research into …

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three children painting

Fun with paint!

By Emma Thomas Paint! So much fun, so much learning, so much mess! For most children all you need to do is turn them loose with a pot of paint, a brush, something to paint and an area you don’t mind cleaning up. But if you need a little more inspiration, here are some fun …

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