Categories for Early Learning

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...

Little Lingo Learners

Mandarin & Auslan Language

Posted on October 1, 2020

Ni hao everyone!  Our Little Lingo Learners have been increasingly confident in their learning journey for both Mandarin & Auslan language. Research shows that learning a second language boosts problem-solving, critical thinking, and listening skills, in addition to improving memory, concentration, and mental flexibility. This can be seen from the children’s learning as they displayed excellent memory retention from the new words and signs they have learned. We have had some interesting discussions in the past where children asked for...

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...

leapstart

Hello to you all!

Posted on June 15, 2020

I hope that you’re well when you’re this reading this and that your loved ones are safe and well! What a time it’s been- so many changes for everyone to deal with and adjust to. Our Leap Start Team dealt with everything well beyond my wildest expectations: Early on we implemented very stringent hygiene measures, reassured our parents, and created online content for our Facebook page and group to stay in touch with our Leap Start family We’re very excited...