Helpful Parent Information

Reflecting on “school readiness” and transitions to school
With the new year, brings new worries. Starting school can be a stressful time for children and for parents.  If your little one is about to transition to school this year (or next year), here are some great tips and helpful articles on ‘school readiness’ 
 
Connecting Young Children With Nature
Recent studies have shown us the importance of introducing children to the natural world, especially starting in the early years, click here to read this article in the Teaching Young Children Magazine, from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
 
Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kindy
 
Dr Joanna McMillan offers great ideas and advice for kindy lunches Click here
Jamie Oliver’s ‘Perfect Packed Lunches’ click here gives some great information on what to include in a healthy lunch box.  We also have some Jamie Oliver brochures at the kindy for your information.
 
The Value of Play
What is a ‘play based learning approach’?  Dr Anne Kennedy shares her view on ‘The Value of Play’.   Click here
Numeracy & Literacy​
Click here for an interesting read on a Australian Government Publication – Early Childhood Numeracy & Literacy: Building good practice. 
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