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The Role of Your Early Learning Centre in the Transition to School

Starting school is an exciting time for both children and their families. It’s a time of change as they rise to new challenges using the skills they’ve learnt during their formative years. With new responsibilities on their plate, school-goers are also adjusting to their fresh new context. There’s a lot to be curious about; they’re in a larger building, there’s more structure and more children in their classroom. Read more


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


Tips for Reading to Wriggly Children

Reading to children from birth is a great introduction to the written word, tactile page-turning and early literacy concepts, as well as learning verbal structures and encouraging development in verbal language and communication. If reading becomes part of a child’s day from an early age, they come to view books as a source of information, inspiration and creativity. Read more


The Upside of Tech for Children

To prepare your child for a world of technology, Guardian has a range of resources designed to arm them with the skills they’ll need to become 21st-century citizens. And this includes technology. Because technology is so integrated into our lives, by using open-ended, intelligent learning experiences, we assist children in developing a healthy relationship with technology. Read more


Making a Smooth Transition to ‘Big’ School

Starting school can be a huge adjustment for both children and their families. They must make a huge leap to meet people’s expectations of them and these demands can be stressful. On top of their new responsibilities, everything else is also different; larger buildings, more crowded classrooms, and a new vulnerability as the smallest person in the playground. At the same time, there are fewer adults around and different routines to fit into. Read more


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