At Strathpine Early Learning Centre, we want to reassure our families that we remain open during the COVID-19 outbreak, and continue to operate our Centre with the children’s health and safety as our first priority.
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DIY Activity of the Month - Potato Stamps
our Facebook pageStrathpine Early Learning shares an easy art and craft activity using old potatoes as stamps! Our team is always thinking about fun and simple DIY activities which can entertain your child and expand their learning and creativity at the same time.
Recipe of the Month - Pea & Chicken Frittata
We know that children are often fussy eaters, which makes maintaining their diets healthy all the more difficult. As a parent, you want to make sure your child is getting the right nutrition. We have this easy-to-make nutritious recipe, which is also a favourite amongst the Strathpine ELC children.
DIY Activity of the Month - Ice Painting
With the warmer months fast approaching, we’ve devised a fun and cool sensory activity – Ice Painting. It’s so simple to prepare and they will love creating vibrant colours and mixing them to make new colours.
The Importance of Sleep for Child Development
For a child to maintain healthy growth and development, it is extremely important to establish how much or little sleep is sufficient to support them physically and mentally. Meeting the sleeping requirements of a child at any age can be difficult; so, we have listed some generalised information below about the requirements at each stage of development.
Recipe of the Month - Coconut & Raspberry Muffins
Strathpine ELC provides daily meals, made fresh in the centre, each month we like to share one of the children's favourite snacks. Why not try this easy-to-make recipe at home!
DIY Project of the Month - Bubble Painting
Bubble painting can be messy (which is why we recommend using washable paint), however it also has many unique opportunities for your child’s developmental growth! This activity encourages scientific enquiry as children explore the properties of bubbles. Controlled blowing is also ideal for building oral motor strength and control which aides in articulation.
Recipe of the Month - Penne Bolognese
We know that children are often fussy eaters, which makes maintaining their diets healthy all the more difficult. As a parent, you want to make sure your child is getting the right nutrition, and that they are training their taste buds to eat more than just chicken nuggets and cheese sandwiches.
To help you get some more vitamins and nutrients in your child's diet while you're still working to persuade them to try new foods, we have this easy-to-make recipe, which is a favourite amongst the Strathpine ELC children.
Teaching Good Oral Hygiene to Children
Last week was Dental Health Week, and to help raise awareness for oral hygiene, we had oral hygienists from Strathpine Dental Centre, Angela and Jade come to visit our centre. They explained to us how important it is to look after our teeth and showed us the proper way to brush so that we remove all that yucky and sticky plaque that can form on our teeth.
There are various things for you to do to keep your children's teeth in the best condition, but here are a few tips we've learnt from our local dentist: