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Creative Garden Bendigo – NAIDOC Children’s Day Excursion

Thanks to the Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-operative (BDAC), we were provided with the opportunity to attend the NAIDOC Children’s Day. This event was held at Golden Square Primary School, and was our kinder children’s first excursion for the year. Leading up to the excursion, we spoke with the children about what they could expect…

Loose Parts Play: 5 Ways to Incorporate It in Your Home

By Amanda Llyod Loose Parts Play is an interesting concept that came about in the 1970’s. It had a significant influence on early childhood educators as well as those who designed play spaces for children. According to architect Simon Nicholson, including “loose parts” in our child’s environment empowers and stimulates creativity. What is Loose Parts,…

Outdoor Play in all Weather and Natural Environments

By Melanie Love Most of my fondest memories as a child involve playing outside. Being a mother of two young boisterous boys and working in Early Childhood Education, I’m fortunate to relive these wonderful memories and experiences. Outdoor play is vital for the growth, learning and development of children. By providing children with opportunities to…