Categories for Child Care

Benefits of Learning Music

Music and Babies Development

Posted on November 13, 2020

Starting the mornings off with music in the nursery rooms has to be one of the highlights to my week. Children are so excited when I enter the room each morning with my trolly of goodies! We cheer and applauded after every song and children seem to never want music time to end. All children are engaged and interacting with myself and excited to use different instruments each class. Playing music together each morning not only brightens the mood of the...

Mandarin & AUSLAN

Mandarin & AUSLAN Update

Posted on November 6, 2020

Ni hao everyone! I am very impressed by how fast our Little Lingo Learners are learning and absorbing all the information throughout our learning experiences. Read the previous blog here In the Nursery hub, we are encouraging children’s development in language, social and fine motor skills through learning and exploring topics of their interests. The children are still very interested in animals and we decided to challenge their fine motor skills as they attempted to pick the felt animals up...

Still life and Embroidery

Still life and Embroidery

Posted on October 7, 2020

This month we have been focusing on the colour green through various experiences. We used primary colour food dyes to investigate the secondary colours it produced through a giant canvas painting experience. We went to the zoo for an excursion last week and the children collected lots of dead leaves along the way. We investigated the leaves and realized that they all have different shades of green.  The children discussed and have decided to attach them to the giant green...

Little Steppers Program

Little Steppers Dance Program

Posted on September 25, 2020

Hello and Welcome to all our previous and new friends and families. We are the little steppers dance program run by Jaimie Robson here at leap start early learning childcare centre. over the past few months, we have been focusing on our routine practicing and going over it, so all our little steppers know their routine and feel comfortable with each step and movement. We have been working on our confidence skills taking turns to freely express ourselves throughout music...

the importance of second third or even 5th language

Little Lingo Learners: The Importance of a Second, Third or Even 5th Language

Posted on July 11, 2020

This morning I had a very interesting discussion with two new parents. They were both here to settle their children to eventually attend Leap Start Early Learning Child Care. The visiting father spoke 4 languages: Hindi, English, Sanskrit, and his local dialect from West India, and the visiting mother and her husband spoke Thai and Vietnamese at home. There was a worry that too many languages might be overwhelming for a child to learn simultaneously, however being German myself and...