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By CELA 27 Nov, 2020

COVID-safe celebrations for children and educators

After an unpredictable and stressful year, we all deserve a party. Unfortunately, planning festive celebrations and graduations this year may come with a few added complications due to the ever-shifting sands of COVID-related social restrictions.

By CELA 20 Nov, 2020

Key considerations for safe sleeping

Cindy Davenport, a registered midwife and safe sleep training expert, shares vital tips for understanding sleep in infants and toddlers and how to approach parental questions.

By CELA 16 Nov, 2020

The Kindness Curriculum

A new curriculum is available in Australia that aims to teach children kindness. The Kindness Curriculum is available for children of all ages and has been designed to complement existing curriculums. There is a specific section for children aged birth to five years that links to The Early Years Learning Framework.

By CELA 16 Nov, 2020

The school readiness debate

The topic of school readiness stirs emotion and provokes debate. Some educators fear their children will struggle with the primary school transition – socially and academically. Other educators are concerned about the unnecessary pressure on children to reach benchmarks because early childhood education is about being and belonging, not just becoming.

By CELA 6 Nov, 2020

5 steps to safe stick play

Risky play  is always a hot topic in Facebook groups, forums and PD sessions. While many of these discussions focus around sharp tools, climbing to great heights and engaging with heavy loose parts, the common garden stick rarely rates a mention.

By Deborah Hoger 2 Nov, 2020

Demonstrating respect for Country

Regular Amplify writer Deborah Hoger, a Dunghutti woman and early years Indigenous educational resources specialist, shares how we can ensure that Acknowledgement to Country is done with respect and as a way to extend learning and understanding.

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