During Book week at Engadine Kindy Castle the children and educators had lots of fun dressing up as characters from books! Children brought in lots of stories for us to read throughout the week. We enjoyed parading in outfits! During this week we emphasised on the importance and wonder behind learning through books. The aim of this event is to spark children’s love for reading!
At Engadine Kindy Castle we had a petting zoo visit us! The children learned how to care for the animals and even got to bottle feed the goats. Learning to interact with living things is an important part of our program at Engadine Kindy Castle. It teaches children to be empathetic and learn to build relationships with animals. It also fosters a positive attitude towards nature and the environment.
During the week of Father’s Day children were learning the important roles that fathers play in children’s lives and within a family. Children also completed worksheets with their educators answering questions about their Dads that led to many giggles. One question was " why is Daddy brave" and one child responded " because he crashed mummy's car!". Our dads enjoyed reading these worksheets during our Father’s Day Sausage sizzle.
We had a Halloween Disco Friday night (a day after Halloween!). The children celebrated by dressing up, eating spooky treats, wearing a range of costumes and dancing along to their favourite songs with flashing lights. Children enjoyed decorating the classroom with Halloween themed artworks !
This week we provided the children with a Jumping Castle, they had hours of fun jumping together! Each group of children discussed the rules and safety tips before participating. Jumping Castle’s are a fun way for children to be active. They can help children develop their balance and coordination skills. They also improve blood circulation and lymphatic movement. Jumping castles also benefit children social and emotional wellbeing because it is a fun way to socialise.
The children had so much fun with our recent ambulance visit. We would like to thank Jeremy our parent Paramedic for teaching the children about their important role in our community and how to respond to different types of emergencies. He shared a great app with us that prompts children to make decisions in different types of emergencies. We downloaded the Triple Zero Kids Challenge App to extend on our learning from our Ambulance visit!
Kindy Castle is having a Halloween Disco Party on Sunday the 29th of November 2017. No entry fee, just bring a plate of food! Get dressed in a Haloween outfit if you dare! Please RSVP to confirm your attendance. NOTE: Event is for current and future Kindy Castle families. All children need to be supervised by an adult (18+).
Engadine Kindy Castle has a curriculum planned for children that will be attending school. Children who are aged 3+ participate in the Preschool program on a daily basis. To find out more about how we will prepare your child for school we will be holding a Parent Information Night on Thursday the 13th of July 2017 around 5.45pm. Please let us know if you will be attending. Visit our Facebook page to keep up to date with our events and to RSVP. https://www.facebook.com/engadinekindycastleau/
To celebrate the Olympics we have been learning about the different sports and countries that are participating in the Olympics this year. The children have been discussing and inquiring about the different sports that are played around the world. Children are counting how Gold medals Australia has achieved so far and our ranking in the world. We have also been participating in various craft activities that extend our learning about the Olympics. We have been painting the 5 rings on the Olympics flag and learning about what the colors of each ring represents. In addition...
In late September our service will be offering Statewide Eyesight Preschooler Screening Program (STEPS) Vision Screening Tests to children that attend care at the service that are 3 years 11months or older. Vision screening is an important component of preventive health in early childhood. Many visual disorders can only be diagnosed through a monocular visual acuity screen and cannot be identified by family history, vision surveillance or observation of the child’s behaviour or appearance alone. Optimal treatment outcomes for childhood vision disorders are achieved with ear...