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Separation Anxiety

What is Separation Anxiety? Separation anxiety in its various intensities is the uncertainty children feel when separated from their parents. It is a normal part of development and has its or..

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20 Everyday Science Ideas and Tips

Science is about wondering and questioning, something that makes many young children experts. Science is all around us, children just need to open their eyes and ears and ask, why? You do not need..

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What is Giftedness?

There is much debate about the definition for giftedness and what giftedness actually means. It is problematic to use words such as advanced development, talent, intelligence, increased potential..

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The Importance of Creativity

Creative expression begins very early in life. Babies manipulate objects, turning them and banging them, they discover body parts such as hands and feet and by trial and error they attempt to solv..

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Starting School - After the First Day

Starting school is not just about the first day. It is important to also think about the first week, and the months beyond. Putting into practise routines, positive attitudes and realistic expecta..

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Starting School – The First Day

Starting school is a HUGE milestone in a child’s life. Your child may have attended childcare and kindergarten but the first day of “Big School” is still a very important occasio..

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Resources to Kick-Start 2018

Popular topics for the start of a new year in early childhood education often include community, routines and transitions, behaviour and social and emotional development – here are some of o..

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Phonics – The Building Blocks

What is Phonics? You may have heard teachers speak about phonics and its importance in learning to read. Phonics is the relationship between the letters of the written language an..

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