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

Why It’s Important to Display A Child’s Work

How It Can Impact a Child If Their Work Is Displayed or Recognised It’s always a proud and loving moment when a child draws or paints something and decides to give that piece of artwork to you. As a parent, it’s up to you how you decide to appreciate it, but you can never go …

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

Why is Gardening so great for children?

The Benefits of Gardening to Children With the sun against your back and dirt between your fingers, gardening is a skill everyone eventually learns, whether it’s for keeping the outside of your home neat or growing some homegrown vegetables, it has always been a great, knowledgeable skill. But who knew there could be so many …

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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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