Benefits of bubble play for toddlers

Bubble Play: Ways Toddlers Benefit

As adults, we might sometimes forget the simple pleasures that captivated us in our early years. One such joyous activity that continues to enchant toddlers worldwide is playing with bubbles. The whimsical dance of iridescent spheres floating through the air can spark immense delight and wonder in young minds. Beyond being a source of entertainment, bubble play offers a plethora of developmental benefits for toddlers.

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The Fun, Gooey World of Slime Play: Exploring the Benefits

In the realm of childhood imagination, there exists a substance that captures the essence of wonder and creativity: slime. What may seem like a simple gooey material holds within it a universe of benefits for young minds. Beyond just being a playful activity, slime play serves as a gateway to a world of sensory exploration, offering a myriad of developmental advantages for children.

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10 Messy Play Ideas to Try With Your Toddler

Messy play is a highly beneficial form of play where children explore and interact with a wide range of sensory-rich materials. From squishing and moulding playdough to splashing in water or digging in sand, messy play allows children to engage their senses, develop fine motor skills, and foster creativity. Here are 10 toddler messy play ideas that are sure to inspire joy and learning.

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Using Research To Meet Your Child’s Developmental Needs

The Lifelong Learning Curriculum was developed through extensive study of how children learn, what they learn and where they learn. At the Early Experiences age, research shows that children are learning to express themselves through oral language.

How We Transition Your Child To A New Room

For families already a part of Affinity centres, you may be familiar with our transition process when your child moves to a new classroom after achieving their developmental milestones. As these transitions can be challenging for some children, Affinity has developed a process that ensures your child transitions smoothly into their next classroom.

Attending Early Education During the Holidays

Research shows that children’s development and learning is continuous. There are plenty of opportunities to learn regardless of the season. Consistency and predictability of care are essential benefits, as is a more gradual transition into the new year.

The importance of using the Abecedarian approach to improve toddlers’ language skills

Language is a crucial component of school readiness. No matter a child’s age, they actively develop skills to become proficient and active communicators. Research shows that language development is best supported by early exposure to language and sound awareness skills.

Guiding your Toddlers Future Behaviours and Relationships

In our Early Experiences Curriculum, our Educators are trained to provide intentional and specific visual guidance on children’s language, social and behavioural development, inspired by the Abecedarian approach. From the design of learning zones within the classrooms, the predictable routines, and intentional social plays that our Educators plan for each day, we are always planning to set children up for success in a holistic manner.

Get to know your National Quality Standards

Our childcare centres are committed to a continuous improvement journey that enriches quality education and care delivery benchmarked against the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) standards.

The Importance of Friendships and Relationships in Childcare

Research tells us that children who struggle to be socially competent by the time they reach formal school face some real challenges socially and academically, and one reason we work so hard to help young children form positive relationships and early friendships.