7 June 2016
Sensory play… We love our messy play!
29 February 2016
In time for Easter, we had some eggs and chickens visit our preschool.
18 February 2016
Many thanks to the fire fighters from Ryde fire station came to our preschool today. The children were so excited and it was a great way to reinforce the fire safety messages we have been teaching.
15 February 2016
Coloured dyes and natural materials. A great way to build a respect for nature, sensory integration and fine motor skills. Marble painting with edicol dyes is a great way to develop turn-taking, following directions, reinforcing colour labelling and matching and a sensory experience all in one.
13 January 2016
Continual improvements at Creative Learning Preschool. Over the summer holidays, the preschool was divided into two rooms to allow us to further focus on the education and care of the different age groups.
Birthday party for Mr Teddy. We played parachute games, duck, duck, goose, balloon games, crocodile, crocodile & read stories. We had a teddy bear’s picnic too. Earlier in the day, the children cooked batches of cupcakes for everyone to share. We got to decorate these cupcakes with friends and family and then eat them together! It was so great to see so many families join us.
On Saturday 12th September, we had our first open day. It was so lovely to have everyone share the day with us. We had face painting, a puppet show, morning tea and free play. We talked about the changes that have been made at the centre in the last 10 weeks, including our wonderful new staff, program and renovations. We had a raffle, and there were 3 lucky prize winners.
It was a great opportunity to spend some one on one time with families – old and new. We had perfect weather for the event, and the atmosphere was relaxed and fun.
10 Sep 2015
Yesterday we had the dentist and the dental nurse from Prevent Dental come out and talk to the children about how to keep our teeth and our bodies healthy. They showed us how to brush our teeth properly, and what foods and drinks are healthy for us and our teeth. One of our older children got up and the dentist role played what a real visit to the dentist would be like, so that we won’t be scared because we will know what to expect. We had a great time!
9 Sep 2015
Plenty of action in the garden today. We planted some corn, more beetroot, lettuce, lavender, strawberries and beans. Then we watered the garden. It’s looking terrific now!
24 Aug 2015
Group times are a great opportunity for intentional teaching. In the past few weeks we have looked at healthy and unhealthy foods; dental health; emotions and positive ways to deal with these; informal forms of measurement; and the life cycle of a frog. This week we will be growing our own sprouts, and then in a few weeks when the morning frosts have stopped, we will make our own garden. We will grow corn, sunflowers and pumpkins. The children will be so excited!