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

Sharing is not always caring…

Sharing is Not Always Caring     Instilling a sense of generosity and kindness in our children is a more challenging task then most may think. It can sometimes come at a cost to a young person’s sense of ownership and self-worth, which are other important ideals that may have a significant impact on how …

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

NAIDOC Week 2018 at The Brook

The Brook Celebrates NAIDOC Week 2018 NAIDOC celebrations are held annually around Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. These celebrations are a time to recognise the significant contributions Indigenous peoples have made to Australia and our society. NAIDOC is celebrated not only by Aboriginal and Torres …

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9 Nov · The Brook Early Education and Care · No Comments

World Diabetes Day

At The Brook Early Education and Care, we aim to educate our community about the issues that affect us. Diabetes is a serious disease and it can affect anyone – Here are the symptoms, and how to avoid Type 2 Diabetes.   World Diabetes day is coming up – because of this we want to …

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9 Nov · The Brook Early Education and Care · No Comments

DIY Project: Eggs Carton Flowers

The Brook Early Education and Care shares this fun activity for you to try at home with your child. Get creative and get crafting! Here at the Brook, we understand that keeping children entertained while they are at home can be a difficult task. So, we have come up with an activity that is sure …

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