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The Benefits of Having a Pet

Date: November 9, 2018 Author: hpelc Categories: Educators Blog

Written by Miss Cass There are many benefits of caring for a pet. A pet can teach your child empathy and responsibility. As they care and learn about the associated responsibilities they develop confidence. Pets are also a great social development tool and can assist with emotional regulation. But what defines a pet? The definition…

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If children question new things, and want to learn more, who are we to say no?

Date: October 4, 2018 Author: hpelc Categories: Educators Blog

By Taylor Dobson I’ve come to learn how children’s knowledge of learning, no matter how advanced it may be, can be learned through meaningful experiences when adults embrace the questions children ask. What I mean by this is, if children are exposed to higher learning in a way they can understand, then why can’t they…

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The Move to ‘Big School’

Date: September 21, 2018 Author: hpelc Categories: Educators Blog

Written by Alex Crosby As we approach the end of the year with less than 15 weeks until Christmas, we are beginning to look deeper into the transition to Primary School for the children that are graduating from our Early Learning Centre and moving into a formal school setting. This can be an unsettling time…

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How Yoga can change your Child’s Future

Date: August 23, 2018 Author: hpelc Categories: Educators Blog

By Taruna Yadav. Educator Handprints Killara (and experienced Yoga enthusiast).   In today’s fast-paced and chaotic world taking time out for oneself is becoming more of challenge with each passing day. People are trying to find less time-consuming ways to stay healthy while maintaining and balancing their work schedule. That’s when people turn to yoga….

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Parents Decisions and Going to School

Date: August 10, 2018 Author: hpelc Categories: Educators Blog

By Alicia Edwards.   We as parents make so many decisions for our children. What name they will have, what clothes they will wear and for many, we have the choice of when we will send them to school. For children born between January and July it’s a parent’s decision. I have been that parent,…

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Entrainment: A Reflection of Learning Something New.

Date: July 12, 2018 Author: hpelc Categories: Educators Blog

By Loretta Davis Recently Handprints educators were invited to join Kylie and Carmel from Jim Jam Music for professional development in their studio. It was a wonderful afternoon filled with a lot of learning and a lot of laughter. We learnt about the history of Jim Jam, musical theoretical frameworks and how the musical program…

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Physical Activity and Young Children

Date: June 14, 2018 Author: hpelc Categories: Educators Blog

Physical activity and young children. By Miss Cass   As a Health and Well Being Advocate, I am very passionate about getting or young children moving. There are so many tips, tricks and recommendations that we are given it’s easy to brush them aside.   • For Infants (under 1 year) it is recommended that…

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“I am Capable”

Date: May 3, 2018 Author: hpelc Categories: Educators Blog

I am Capable By Alicia Edwards   Children start learning and developing from birth. Within a few hours of birth they are learning to suckle, which in turn strengthens their tongue muscles and plays a roll in language development. In the first 18 months a child learns to recognise faces, voices and sounds. They learn…

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What are the Children Learning through their Play?

Date: February 16, 2018 Author: hpelc Categories: Educators Blog

What are the children learning through their play?              By Moniqui McAuley   Play. It is one of the most common words or action we use when we think about young children, talk about young children, suggest the children do and it is also one of the most commonly debated…

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Super Hero Play

Date: April 28, 2017 Author: hpelc Categories: Educators Blog

Super Hero Play – The Adult as the Villain             By Loretta Davis   Superhero play and gun play is often the thorn in an educator’s thumb. Children often get injured, frustrated, friendships tested, boundaries broken and feelings hurt. An educator can be put in a tough place when trying to manage the various situations…

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