Guardian Early Learning Group’s Blog

The latest news, articles and media releases from Guardian Early Learning Group.

Screen Time Tips for Children

If you’re a parent, you’re probably well aware of the pull that the iPad presents. Screens are everywhere and, the reality is, short of an across-the-board ban on devices, there has to be a technology halfway point to encourage healthy iPad use. By using screens with intent and putting in boundaries, screen time can be beneficial and fun. Here are some ideas to help you work out how to moderate your child’s screen time. Read more

The Very Hungry Caterpillar at Creative Beginnings

Learning through discovery and interest are two driving forces at Creative Beginnings Early Learning and Kindergarten.

After finding a caterpillar in their garden, the children at Creative Beginnings started questioning and learning more about their new friend. Seeing the children’s interest in the caterpillar, they decided to read the classic children’s book by Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar with the children.

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A Fruit and Vegetable Paradise at Paradise Early Learning

Setting children on the path to a lifetime of healthy eating begins at a very early age. At Paradise Early Learning Child Care Centre & Kindergarten, a centre in Adelaide, children have been exploring the colourful world of fruit and vegetables as part of the ‘Eat a Rainbow’ program.

The program, which is a collaborative work between Country Health SA and the Department of Education & Childhood Development Early Childhood, is a simple and effective way of promoting fruit and vegetables to young children. Read more

A Range of Exciting Experiences Enhances Learning in Caulfield North

Guardian Early Learning – Caulfield North is a wonderful childcare centre in Melbourne offering high quality programs for children from six weeks to six years old. Among these are some exciting projects that the children have been working on in recent months. These include harvesting vegetables in the toddler room, watching eggs hatch and caring for chicks in the kinder room and eating up a (healthy) storm with the centre’s onsite chef. It’s been a fun-filled few months at the centre! Read more

The Magical Connection Between Children and the Elderly

Jacaranda Early Learning Centre – Sunnybank likes to nurture an inclusive, open environment where children are encouraged to be aware of and contribute to their greater community. After reflecting on ways they could instil a sense of community in the children in a way that extended on their interests, an excursion was arranged to visit local aged care residence, Cazna Gardens, with the 4-5-year-olds. Read more

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