Welcome to our Winter / Spring Newsletter for the Early
would like to re-introduce myself to our current and new
families, My name is Miss Rachael and I am so grateful to be
able to educate your children to reach their milestones.
in the Early Learners Room we have been focusing on sensory
play and building connections with the children. Sensory
play is important for brain development as it can strengthen
sensory related synapses and functions, build better
connections, and develop children's fine and gross motor
skills as they interact.
on the website below you can find some amazing sensory
activities to do at home with your little ones.
focused a lot on building relationships with the children
through our love of music and singing. Singing helps the
children develop language skills to encourage them to talk
and express their emotions.
Miss Rachael, Miss Talia and Miss Harman.
Junior Early Years
Families of the Junior Early Years Room,
been very busy with many fun and exciting activities in our
room over the past couple of months! During these months we
celebrated many events such as best friend day, crazy
costume day, NAIDOC week, mini-Olympics, Teddy Bear’s Picnic
and Pyjama Day.
this pandemic our number one priority was to keep children
safe and cared for. We encourage children to wash their
hands all the time and the centre has taken some steps to
provide a safe environment for children. During this time,
we focused on the environment, we increased children’s
learning in gardening and nature as their interest grew.
Gardening is very important for children, by gardening they
can improve motor skills, developing stem skills, cognitive
and social skills, object control skills and body management
children really enjoyed participating in sensory and colour
activities. The children mixed whipped cream and food colour
for colour mixing. Along with this, children made play dough
with the help of educators, mixing in the colour of their
own choice to create their Playdough. We also did a science
experiment where the children created rain with blue colour
and shaving cream.
upcoming months we look forward to focusing on numbers,
colours, shapes and animal names. This will increase
children’s language skills and vocabulary. We are also
excited for upcoming events to celebrate and plan some fun
activities. I would like to say thank you to all our
families ongoing patience and support.
Below is a
link to Sensory activities and ideas that you can do at
Miss Puneet, Miss Astrid, Miss Sapphire and Miss Tommi.
Welcome to this month's newsletter for the Early Years
like to welcome all the new families to our classroom, and
thank all of our existing Kidi Kingdom families. It has been
a busy and fun filled month of learning, exploring and
creating in the classroom. The children have been learning
about and exploring health and wellbeing, the importance of
hand washing, hygiene practices and sun safety.
has been a great success, the children have been focusing on
counting, colour recognition, singing songs and listening to
stories each day.
continued on with learning about recycling, teaching
children to care for the environment is a learning
experience that is an important part of growing up. It gives
them skills in patience, respect and empathy, also teaching
them valuable lessons about sustainability, encouraging a
cleaner and brighter future.
been learning about energy conservation and saving resources
through recycling, turning recyclable items into art and
craft. We would love any recyclable materials you may throw
out at home as we can turn these items into something
month of July, we have celebrated Naidoc week, Naidoc week
is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
history, culture and achievements. During this time the
children participated in many different activities and
experiences including dance and music, rock and leaf
painting as well as observing and exploring Indigenous
link below you can find some amazing activities.
Bear picnic was a great success. The children enjoyed a
delicious picnic under the shade of a tree with their teddy
not least we celebrated Pyjama Day, it was lovely to see
both Educators and children dressed in their favourite Pj's.
Miss Bec and Miss Sonya.
Families of the Pre-Preproom.
Pre-Prep room, the children have been working well towards
extending on their school readiness skills each morning.
Children will continue each day engaging in literacy and
numeracy learning experiences, which includes writing their
names, numbers, drawing skills, and reciting letter sounds
twice a day as recommended by the local primary school. We
are also giving the children opportunities for one-on-one
time with the Pre-Prep teachers to assess their learning and
provide some extra support in their learning needs.
exciting craft projects are also planned for the next few
weeks using our recycled resources, as we are encouraging
the children to learn and explore sustainability practices.
also begun to collect bread tags and talk about this with
the children. We have learnt that bread tags are used to
make wheelchairs, and so we have registered our centre to be
a collection point for bread tags in our community. We
encourage all families to please help us by collecting your
bread tags and placing them in our small yellow wheelie bin
near the front door of the centre. We will send these off to
the central office for "Bread tags for wheelchairs". Thank
Below is a
great kids spot link for activities at home with children;
and stay safe, Miss Antonietta and Miss Simone.
After School Care / Vacation Care
Welcome to all our Before and After School Care children and
amazing couple of months we have had here at Kidi Kingdom
Coomera Before and After school care. Our relationships have
flourished and we have been working on ensuring our school
commitments with homework are met. Please keep in mind we
have our September Vacation Care Program coming up soon and
the last Vacation Care was very popular due to the great
excursions and outdoor experiences on offer. If you would
like to enroll, please see our Centre Manager, Sarah as
vacancies are limited.