Kinder Kits a big hit for San Remo Preschool
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Kinder Kits a big hit for San Remo Preschool

by Freya Lucas

February 26, 2024

Victoria’s Kinder Kits have begun to arrive in preschool services across the state to the delight of three year old children attending kindergarten for the first time in 2024. 


Jordan Crugnale MP visited San Remo Preschool recently to deliver the kits to 44 children to take them home to help continue the learning of preschool at home. 


Filled with activities to develop language and social skills, and express emotions and creativity, the kits are designed to engage the children and their families in deep learning. 


The box which the kinder kits come in is made from recycled materials, which have been designed and built for flexible, long-term use. The box folds into an easel, includes a chalkboard, and can be laid out flat as a space for imaginative play.


The kit includes Tinta crayons, chalk, Ultimatum felt puppets, Tiger Tribe shape shakers, Seed Collection alfalfa seeds, a Hardie Grant jigsaw puzzle map of Australia featuring First Nations place names and state flora and fauna emblems, Cherub Baby balancing gems, and Flip Make Play family playing cards.


There are also four books included in the kit: Birds In The Bush by Aunty Fay Stewart-Muir and Jeannette Rowe, which can be read in Boon wurrung and English; I Just Ate My Friend by Heidi McKinnon; Heads and Tails by John Canty; and Where is Galah? by Sally Morgan.


Families are supported to use the kit through the inclusion of a helpful guide which features simple and creative ways to encourage children to engage in activities which help them play, learn and develop. Additional tips and ideas, plus online resources, including how-to videos and Auslan readings of the Kit’s books, are available via a handy QR code.


“These kits are fun, encourage inquisitiveness and creativity and are about children discovering themselves and the world around them through play. It’s fabulous they get to take them home to share with their families who are an integral part of their learning journey,” Mr Crugnale shared with local news source Sentinel Times.


“Thank you to the San Remo Preschool team who have been extraordinary in welcoming the new group of children – there is plenty to do, areas to explore, books to check out and paint stations all set up and importantly includes a few necessary quiet zones.”


The Kinder Kits are filled with goods from Australian suppliers, with many Victorian businesses, creative talent and makers proudly represented in the kit’s design and items, all of which are age appropriate, child safe and inclusive, and which have been recommended by educational experts. 


Kinder kits are part of the Victorian Government’s $14 billion Best Start, Best Life reforms.


Learn more about Kinder Kits here. For the original coverage of this story please see here

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