Making Friends – Building Relationships in Childcare
Relationship building is central to children’s learning experiences. Beginning within the family, children learn the natural rhythms of relating: the give and take required, the differences of opinion, point of view, emotional needs, and the intimacy and trust inherent in close relationships. Once these foundations have been formed, it is a wonderful experience for children to open up the world of relationships to incorporate people outside of the immediate family.
The Benefits of Gardening for Children
Gardening is a terrific way to get children involved with nature. It has the power to teach children about the beauty of flowers and vegetables, whilst also teaching them valuable life lessons like patience and self-confidence.
Fruits and Veggie Fun for Pre-Schoolers
Healthy food choices are so important for growing minds and bodies, and there are many fantastic fresh whole foods available. Introducing these foods into your child’s diet as early and regularly as possible will ensure they come to regard it as a natural part of their day. The great thing about fruit and vegetables is their naturally interesting appearance. Coming in a range of bold colours, unusual shapes, and varied textures, they are wonderful things to discover with your child.
Art Activities at Home: Making Play Dough for Kids
Play dough allows children to explore patterns and form. It helps them discover the impact they can have on an object in a safe and fun way. This gives them a sense of agency and importance, as they control the play dough and it does what their hands want it to. While play dough is readily available and affordable, it is much more fun to make it at home with your child.
Challenge and Risk in Children’s Play
Risky or adventurous play gives children the opportunity to push boundaries, experience challenges and tests their limits in an exciting, engaging and fun environment. You can promote risky play environments in the home, outdoors and in child care settings, providing safe and supervised environments that teach children about risk.
The Benefits of Music in Early Learning
Music is central to the learning curriculum at Keiki Early Learning. From infants to toddlers to kindy all programs incorporate music in different ways. There are a range of ways this can be continued at home, depending on your child’s life stage.
How to Teach Children Values and Principles
Children are not born with a set of values, ethics and morals. It’s something that’s learnt from their parents and upbringing. Laying the foundation of values in early childhood will mean that children have acquired the knowledge to grow into well balanced adults and lead a bright and healthy future.
Teaching Children about the Environment
Love and respect for the environment can start young. At Keiki Early Learning, we believe the fate of the Earth is in the hands of our children and with our help, they have the power to make a substantial difference in the future. Follow our suggestions to help your children build lifelong habits that will work towards living a greener life.
Benefits of Action Rhymes
Action songs are songs or nursery rhymes with sing-song phrases and movements. Benefits to your child include enhancing creative language, vocabulary and motor skills.
How important is the bond between an educator and a child?
Educational programs delivered by qualified professionals in nurturing, play-based environments can enrich a child’s life. But it is the quality of their relationship with their carer that ultimately matters the most.