Monthly Archives: June 2014

Craft Corner – Boomerang

Boomerangs have been used for centuries by indigenous people predominantly for hunting but also more recently for sport and entertainment. Creating a cardboard boomerang is a fun way to keep children active, allow them to use their creativity, fine motor skills and teach them about Aboriginal culture. For a fun afternoon activity, follow the below […]

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Cooking with Kids – Pizza Smile’s

Whether you’re looking for an easy dinner for your children or just a fun activity of an afternoon these pizzas are sure to be a hit! And you might get to sneak in some veggies too! Ingredients 3 Light wholemeal English muffins ½ cup pizza sauce ½ cup pizza grated cheese ¼ green capsicum ¼ […]

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Culturally Competent Children

Australia has one of the most diverse multicultural landscapes in the world with the 2011 Census revealing that almost one quarter of the Australian population were born overseas. As young and diverse as our country is, we are also home to the longest living culture in the world. For more than 80,000 years Aboriginal culture […]

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Using recycled items at Coolabah 1

One of our Possums at Coolabah Early Childhood Development Centre 1 (Pre Prep, Xavier) brought in some fantastic books, which he and his Mum borrowed from the library.  There were books about recycling (i.e. paper, plastic and other materials), a book about the planets and one about caring for animals.  We sat on the verandah, […]

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Officer Peter visits Lake Albert

Community Kids Lake Albert were lucky enough to have a visit from Peter, a Police officer in our area. Peter came in to dusciss the following topics with our School Readiness children: The Importance of not talking to strangers Making sure that if you are out in public that you stay with your family and do […]

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Free Community Open Days

This Saturday the 21st of June 2014 from 10 am to 1 pm Community Kids Meadow Heights and Waterford are holding Free Community Open Days. This is a great opportunity to come along to the centre to meet the educators and have a tour of the wonderful facilities on offer. Of course it is also a family event so we’d love […]

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From Seeds to Apple Cakes

Recently, our families and friends at Community Kids Clinton Park have donated the seeds and seedlings for the garden. Working in the garden lets the children appreciate the outdoors whilst working towards something that is hard work but also worthwhile. We have been watering the veggies and taking our produce home after bagging them up and […]

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