Paper plate creations!

This month we made our own furry friends! A lamb and a bee were our creations, but there are endless creatures to be made! This makes a great sensory activity as well as building fine motor skills. Materials Paper plates Cotton wool balls Pencils, crayons, permanent markers Googly eyes Pipe cleaners Glue stick Method Place […]

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Our World is Their World – Dramatic Play

Imaginary play, role play or dramatic play in early childhood lays a foundation for children’s development of dispositions for learning. Whether it be ‘small world’ play with little figurines, cars and dolls houses or ‘real world’ play where children have the opportunity to become whoever they want and explore the world with no boundaries, this […]

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A special Doctor visit at Applecross!

In the Kindy Room at Great Beginnings Applecross, we have been learning about different occupations including Doctors. Recently we had a very special visitor who was one of our Kindy friend’s fathers who came in and spoke to us about his occupation. This is how the discussion began:   Dr Adam: Good morning everybody   […]

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Bentley attends Harmony Day

Our wonderful Educators from Great Beginnings Bentley attended Toddler Play Day, celebrating Harmony Week.  They setup a range of multicultural activities for families to enjoy including books, puzzles, games and Hina is was giving Henna Tattoos. They also had enrolment information/packs and goodie bags available for families.This was an excellent opportunity for us to engage […]

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Child-friendly healthy guacamole!

Guacamole is a tasty and healthy Mexican snack made of only a few delicious ingredients! Little hands love helping in the kitchen and this easy recipe is a great way to get your budding MasterChef creating! Ingredients 2 avocados ½ red onion, finely diced Juice of one lemon 1 tomato, chopped into small pieces Method […]

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Early Education in Care

We understand that sending your child to care can be a very difficult decision for some parents. It is common for parents to feel guilty about the decision and struggle with the concept. At Great Beginnings we are very aware of this and our friendly, caring educators support each and every child and family in their […]

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Moon Sand

For a fun alternative to the standard playdough recipe, why not try Moon Sand! The texture can go from crumbly to smooth with just a little manipulation – just like wet sand. This is a fantastic sensory experience for your little ones and only requires 3 ingredients! Ingredients 2 cups of Cornstarch ½ cup of […]

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Chocolate Bark

This sweet treat is perfect to prepare with or for your children! Our Chocolate Bark recipe is dairy free and a wonderful activity to include maths and measurement into a fun cooking experience. Layer the bark with any toppings you like and personalise each piece. A great, alternative gift for Easter.  Ingredients ½ cup coconut […]

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Fun Sun Catchers

These sun catchers are a great idea to get your little one’s hands crafting, excellent for fine motor skill development! This can be used as indoor activity, as there is no glue and best of all, no mess! They make a lovely gift idea and can be made into any shape that your little one enjoys; we made a […]

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Sandwich Kebabs

Reinvent your child’s lunch this year with these fun, tasty Sandwich Kebabs! They bring an old favourite to life and if you have your children help you, they are great for practicing their fine motor skills and pattern making! These are a great lunch box idea! Ingredients Wholemeal bread Avocado Cheese Cherry Tomato’s Lettuce Cucumber And […]

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