Monthly Archives: September 2014

Craft Corner – Egg Carton Gardening!

Trees are in bloom, birds are singing (and swooping), and the last of winter’s chilliness is drifting away. This means only one thing: Spring. This season is renowned for the start of life in both plants and animals, where some creatures emerge from hibernation, and move ever forward toward the warmer months at the end […]

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Cooking with Kids – Coconut & Lemon Slice

Cooking with children can be lots of fun! Especially when there are several ingredients that need to be measured and mixed and you can incorporate a learning experience, building on their mathematical and tactile skills. It is also an opportunity to teach them about sometimes foods and eating everything in moderation.If the result includes a […]

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CK Geelong Self-serving meals

In the Kinder Room at Community Kids Geelong we are beginning to have the children participate in the serving of their own meals and cleaning up after themselves. This helps in promoting the children’s self-help skills and teaching them to be responsible for their own health and wellbeing.. The children were all excited to be […]

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Eggs at CK Austral

The Caterpillars children have loved extending on one of our class interests in Pets this week. One of the mothers in the centre has given us some chicken eggs. The children have loved watching the eggs in the incubator excitedly waiting for the eggs to hatch. This has sparked different discussions andcuriosity about what is in […]

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Librarian Visit at CK Springvale South

Last month we had Andria from Springvale library visit us to celebrate children’s book week. We had read a few stories and sang some songs. She also read some stories such as “Little Big “”The Short Giraffe” ‘Silver Buttons and ‘something beginning with blue. We also talked about the library and the books and CDs […]

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Sowing the Seeds of Education

Spring is now in full bloom! With the changing of seasons the temperature rises, flowers bloom, baby animals are born and our side of the world awakens from its winter slumber. The changing of seasons is an exciting time for children as they begin to recognise changes in the world around them as the environmental […]

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Victoria Point 2’s Farm Project

The Preschool children at CK Victoria Point 2 have been working on their Farm theme for a few weeks now and what a wonderful time they have been having. Today saw lots of collaborative work as the children became architects and agriculturalists to create their own farms, in more ways than one. This morning they […]

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CK Greenway Park’s Beauty Salon

Recently, we had a lovely visit from Coral, one or our Community Kids Greenway Park mums. Last week after reading the program and talking to the staff she volunteered to come to the centre and paint the children’s nails as an extension to their healthy living program. This space started as the doctor surgery and […]

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