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A love of reading at Coombabah

Children love the world of make believe and what better way to experience this but through stories, whether it be to ‘read’ themselves, be read individually or in a group environment.  These experiences will help develop many areas such as, concentration and listening, extend on vocabulary and imagination, connect with words and experience visual stimulation.  …

Making Juice at Coombabah

This week the Toddlers at Creative Garden Coombabah have been demonstrating a strong interest in “cutting” following on from exploring using plastic knives to cut through velcro fruit. Yesterday we sat and the table took it in turns to cut banana’s up into little slices. We all sat around watching Miss Jess to start with,…

Science Week – Make a Volcano!

Create your very own homemade eruptions with this volcano experiment! Watch your kids (and adults too) be amazed with this science experiment, which is also a great learning exercise for curious minds to build knowledge. It can be made from ingredients, many of which you are likely to already have at home. Items needed: Flour Salt Cooking…

Power Pops Recipe

It’s amazing the difference colour can make in encouraging children to try new foods. This recipe uses vegetable juice as a natural dye and it produces impressively vivid colours. These little beauties are very dense in nutrients with an array of fruits, vegetables, seeds and spices inside. Try freezing them and popping them in your…

Learning to Recycle at Mount Annan

On Monday 6th July Mount Annan Creative Garden had Denise, representative from the waste management department of Camden council, come to visit the kookaburra’s room to teach us the importance of recycling. Denise walked in with 3 mini Otto bins, like what we have at home. She explained to us that the red bin is…

Healthy Hot Chocolate Recipe

Stay warm and healthy this winter with our delicious Hot Choc Recipe. There are just 3 ingredients in the tasty drink and numerous substitutes for those tiny tummies with allergies. Ingredients 2 cups of milk 3 heaped teaspoons of cocoa 3 teaspoons of natural honey *We used full cream but an almond milk or alternative…