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How Playgroups Use Social Media Is Focus Of Research First
How Playgroups Use Social Media Is Focus Of Research First (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Investigating how caregivers at community playgroups use social media and how this knowledge can help children learn is the focus of new research to be conducted by Early Childhood Researcher Dr Karen McLean at Australian Catholic University’s (ACU) Learning Sciences ... Read More »

New app to help children with disabilities stay active
New app to help children with disabilities stay active (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Curtin University researchers have been awarded the 2017 Dr Louisa Alessandri Research Grant to roll out a free app to help Western Australian children with disabilities access leisure activities in their local communities. Lead researcher Professor Catherine Elliott, from the ... Read More »

Twelve educational ways to play with your toddler using a scarf
Twelve educational ways to play with your toddler using a scarf (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Playing with scarves is a fun and educational activity for toddlers and babies to develop motor skills, maths skills and persistence Read More »

Preschool maths: Counting, patterns and ordering houses worksheet
Preschool maths: Counting, patterns and ordering houses worksheet (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

This activity helps kids to develop their early mathematical skills. It involves counting, cutting and pasting houses in the correct number sequence and placement on a page. It also involves pattern recognition Read More »

Coloured rice
Coloured rice (10 votes, average: 4.60 out of 5)

Age 0-8 years. Most of these games and activities are suitable for toddlers and preschool children. Sensory play games like pouring and scooping are great for babies and toddlers. The weighing and measuring activity and the more complex art ideas ... Read More »

Make your own Santa beard
Make your own Santa beard (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 18 months plus Duration of activity 10-30 minutes Materials/equipment Santa beard template or you can let your child draw their own beard. Cardboard or a scrap of fabric Craft glue Paintbrush Cotton wool Elastic (this is so it can ... Read More »

Christmas angel puppets
Christmas angel puppets (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 18 months plus Duration of activity 1/4 to ¾ hour Materials/equipment Angel puppet template Coloured cardboard Glue Stick Drinking straws Sticky tape Colouring pencils, crayons or textas Embellishments, for examples glitter, stickers, petals, leaves, old wrapping paper or glossy ... Read More »

Counting with muffin tins
Counting with muffin tins (6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 2-5 years Duration of activity You can fill in a few spare minutes doing one of the muffin tin counting activities or up to an hour, if you decide to repeat the activities for extra learning. Materials/equipment A muffin ... Read More »

Salt Dough Gifts and Ornaments
Salt Dough Gifts and Ornaments (9 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 2-10 years Duration of activity Making the dough takes about five minutes. You can spend a few minutes or a couple of hours making and adorning decorations with your child. The decorations will need to be baked in the ... Read More »

Common objects cutting and sorting activity
Common objects cutting and sorting activity (9 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 3-6 years Duration of activity Cutting out the common objects will take a child 15-30 minutes, depending on how well developed their cutting skills are. Playing sorting games with the object cut outs will probably take another 15-30 minutes. ... Read More »

 
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