Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Accidental Classroom

Spontaneous learning opportunities can come from anything from the simplest of daily chores to large community events. For a child, the world is a magical place full of new and exciting experiences, even if it’s just discovering where rain comes from! Spontaneous learning opportunities are easy to recognise if you know what you are looking […]

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Cooking Experiences at CK Springvale South

During cooking experiences educators and children are able to explore concepts of nutrition, hygiene, measurement and healthy eating together. We all enjoyed working together to achieve a common goal at CK Springvale South when we recently made chocolate balls! Through cooking together children can develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an […]

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CK Victoria Point turns 10!

Community Kids Victoria Point Early Education Centre will be celebrating their 10th birthday this Saturday 26th July 2014. Everyone in the community is welcome to join in the festivities with a fun filled day planned including a jumping castle, face painting, free sausage sizzle and so much more. Centre Director Tracey Urban said “We are […]

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Springvale South study Aborignal Culture

The children at Community Kids Springvale South recently began to show a great deal of interest in learning about aboriginal culture as one of the children’s sibling learnt about it at school and had shown them the painting they had created. As educators we believe learning about aboriginal culture is very important for children as they […]

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Making Taco’s at Clinton Park

Recently, for our weekly cooking experience at Community Kids Clinton Park I thought it would be fun to start looking food from other countries, so we made Mexican Tacos! For this the children had to cut up the salad that we were going to use. I was happy to see that most of Pre-Kindy knew […]

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Craft Corner – No-Cook Play Dough

Making things out of play dough is everyone’s favourite activity so why not include your children in the making of the play dough itself! This no-cook recipe is a simple way to create a whole afternoon of fun and encourage your children’s creative side. What you will need:               […]

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NAIDOC Week at Greenway Park

During the week of the 7th July the children at Community Kids Greenway Park recognized Naidoc week, What is NAIDOC week? – “NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians […]

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Interest Tables

At Bay Central we have been exploring the use of interest tables in our rooms to spark the interest of our children. What is an interest table? Interest tables are experiences that are set up using a variety of resources that represent an area of interest to a child.  The tables are open ended and […]

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