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18 May · The Brook Early Education and Care · No Comments

Why Crawling for Longer Is A Good Thing

Learn about the Developmental Benefits of Your Child Staying on Their Hands and Knees Before they can take their first steps, a child begins to crawl in order to move around. It can be humorous and fun to watch them shuffle everywhere before they’ve learned to walk, but the movement of crawling is extremely beneficial …

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18 May · The Brook Early Education and Care · No Comments

The Benefits of Playing with Sand

How Sand is Important for the Developing Mind and Body Sand can be found almost everywhere, in different textures, sizes, shapes and colours. It’s the perfect tool to entertain your child with, but who knew there were so many developmental benefits to playing with it? The Benefits Since sand is so adaptable, it can be …

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21 Apr · The Brook Early Education and Care · No Comments

The Benefits of Learning Sign Language as a Child

The Importance of Sign Language and its Effects on a Developing Brain As a parent, you may find that at times you are the only person who can understand your child/ren’s own personal verbal and physical language. Verbally communicating can be a long process for both parent and child. Nonetheless, it is a skill that …

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21 Apr · The Brook Early Education and Care · No Comments

The Importance of Encouraging a Child’s Imagination

Dragons and Princesses: Why You Need Them Around We can all recall the memories of our younger selves playing with our superhero toys or our pretty dolls in a make-believe world filled with our own creativity. Now, as a parent, you are able to watch the magic and wonder unfold before you with your own …

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18 Mar · The Brook Early Education and Care · No Comments

Build with Blocks

The Importance of Block Play and How it Builds the Left Side of the Brain Block play is a uniquely engaging activity that strengthens a range of skills and traits that children need in their early development. As both a constructive and creative tool, playing with blocks can aid in the development of both motor …

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18 Mar · The Brook Early Education and Care · No Comments

Taking the Time to Read

The Importance and Benefits of Reading with Your Child Reading is one of the best tools and resources that can be used to help your child build and develop their skills as they grow. Many of the skills children develop through reading go beyond just the basic literacy skills of reading and writing, going into …

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11 Oct · The Brook Early Education and Care · No Comments

Sensory Play With Food!

Messing with Food – Sensory Play Benefits to Kids Besides Fun At The Brook, we are all about providing children with opportunities to engage in play they really love. We are also big advocates for sustainable living which is why we’ve taken a few simple concepts and turned them into interesting and resourceful sensory play …

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17 Sep · The Brook Early Education and Care · No Comments

Child Protection Week

Protecting Children Is Everybody’s Business Here at The Brook, we are dedicated to understanding our children wholly and this comes with the responsibility of what is called ‘mandatory reporting’. This means we are there to protect children and to immediately act when we suspect there may be an issue.   A fortnight ago we got …

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11 Aug · The Brook Early Education and Care · No Comments

Dental Health Week 2018

From the 6th to the 10th August The Brook engaged in activities all about oral health and hygiene. This was absolutely amazing for us as we were able to see just how far the reach of our pearly whites goes!     From what we eat to what we drink, how we smile, when we …

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27 Jul · The Brook Early Education and Care · No Comments

DIY Project: Homemade Playdough Recipes (and How to Make the Most of It)

Interesting Homemade Playdough Recipes and Making the Most of It Playdough is one of the simplest and most versatile tools you can give to children. You can also make it yourself with a few common household ingredients if you aren’t the type to settle for the store-bought version. Here are a few simple and fabulous …

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