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ECEC provider bestchance shares five ways to have outdoor fun during Nature Week

As we enter the second week of Nature Play Week, Victorian based early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider ‘bestchance’ has shared five ways to make the most of outdoor educational experiences for children, whether they be in care or at home.

5 days

by Jason Roberts

Brick by Brick the Lego Foundation and Play Included will work to drive play based learning

The LEGO Foundation has partnered with social enterprise, Play Included, to strengthen and scale play based learning program Brick-by-Brick, which is targeted at neurodiverse children who may benefit from social communication support to boost emotional wellbeing.

2 weeks

by Freya Lucas

Families as First Teachers program grows in Gapuwiyak

The small community of Gapuwiyak, located in the middle of Arnhem Land, about 3.5 hours’ drive inland from Nhulunbuy and 9 hours on the road from Katherine, Northern Territory, has seen an expansion of the Families as First Teachers (FaFT) program, based at the local school.

2 weeks

by Freya Lucas

Lashing out or asking for help? An alternative view of supporting behaviour

It’s morning and Eddie walks through the door to the kindergarten. He says hello and you give him your full attention. He persists to engage you in conversation long after the initial greeting. You are busy talking to other children and remind him that you are speaking to someone else. He doesn’t listen and continues to demand your attention. You stop what you are doing, give him your undivided attention and assist in settling him in to care.

3 months

by Nicola Russell

When times are tough - advice on talking to children about difficult world events

As 2020 has shown, events such as natural disasters, terrorism and pandemics can be part of children’s lives long before they have the language to process them, or the level of understanding needed to make sense of them.

3 months

by Freya Lucas

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