Healthy Pizza Recipe
What's an easy, fun and healthy meal you can make with your children? Pizza! Get the recipe and lots of fun topping ideas here.
Easy Freezy Fruit Smoothie Recipe
When the weather is hot, it is nice to cool down with an ice-cold smoothie, or even better, with an icy pole! Keiki Hamersley Educator Christie shows us how to make a delicious mango and banana fruit smoothie.
What is School Readiness and Why is it Important?
School Readiness is a widely used term referring to a child’s preparedness for any easy and successful transition to formal schooling. However, a quality school readiness program should not replicate a day at a typical school; this approach is supported by a growing evidence base and is also supported by teachers within school settings. Instead of teaching children academic skills, Early Years educators agree that it’s much more important for children to develop social, emotional and physical skills whilst instilling a natural curiosity and love of learning. By providing children with these foundation skills and establishing connections between families and schools, children will have the best opportunity to adjust to a school environment and reach their learning potential.
Help Your Child Adjust to a New Baby
Introducing a new baby to the family is a joyous time, but for many families, it may also be stressful for older children. It’s common for older children to act out and even regress in response to the newest member of the family.
As a parent, you can assist with this transition by being prepared for a bit of a bumpy start. These strategies can help your child to adjust to a new baby in the family.
Keiki Early Learning launches Keiki Connect on YouTube
Keiki Early Learning has launched a new YouTube channel, Keiki Connect, for children to enjoy while staying home. The videos feature educators sharing their favourite songs, books, dances and activities. They are a fantastic resource for current families and any young children in the community to watch and enjoy.
Help Your Child Develop Socialisation Skills
Socialisation skills are crucial to your child's overall development and, eventually, to his or her adjustment in school. In fact, we often hear that social skills are the number one concern of parents with children approaching school age.
How to talk to your child about Coronavirus
There is no avoiding talking to your kids about issues they are aware of. Children can pick up on if parents or trusted adults are feeling worried, they see our micro expressions, and they are often too afraid to ask what has you so concerned. This is why we must be open and careful in responding to children’s questions and discussing issues that we may only be slightly concerned about. We have provided some suggestions on how to talk to children about the Coronavirus and ways you can help them feel reassured and in control.
Creating a Green Space for Your Child
Fresh air, sunshine and green grass. In today’s modern age, your child can get so caught up with the latest technologies that they may not get outside enough. However, this doesn’t have to become a crisis. Creating a ‘green space’ for your child can benefit them in a number of ways.
The A-Z of Child Nutrition
Nutrition plays a vital role in the growth and development of a child. Proper nutrition is important for children to be healthy and happy. It can also influence their eating habits when they grow up. Parents and childcare providers should make sure that children are eating a wide variety of nutritious foods and encouraging a positive mealtime environment.
The Importance of Role Play in a Child’s Life
Pretend Play forms a valuable and essential part of a child’s development. It’s now widely recognised by paediatricians and educators as an essential method of learning and development in young children.