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By CELA 26 Jan, 2023

Four benefits of singing with young children

You don’t need to be Beyonce to include singing as part of your program. Whether you are a confident singer or otherwise, the tunes you sing could be having a much bigger impact on the children than you realise. Warm up your vocal cords as we explore the benefits of singing in an early childhood setting. 

By Deborah Hoger 15 Dec, 2022

What it means to be visibly culturally capable

Deborah Hoger explores what it means to be visibly culturally capable to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, and why a parent should not have to dig too deeply to find out how an early education and care service is incorporating First Nations culture respectfully.  

By Darren Halim 14 Dec, 2022

Why we need to refresh our appreciation of reading aloud

“We let down our guard when someone we love is reading us a story. We exist together in a little patch of warmth and light.” – Kate DiCamillo 

Research shows that reading to children has a significant positive effect on their development and can be beneficial for adults too. Yet, Early Childhood Teacher Darren Halim has found that reading aloud is often underestimated as a learning experience in early education and care settings.  

Darren explores what the research says about the benefits of reading aloud to children and why it’s so much better for children to listen to people reading, rather than listening to reading on devices. 

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