The benefits of sandpit play for toddlers

Exploring the World Through Sand: The Benefits of Sandpit Play for Toddlers

Toddlers are like little explorers, constantly curious about the world around them. One of the most captivating and beneficial play experiences for them is the humble sandpit. This simple play area filled with sand offers a myriad of developmental advantages that can significantly impact a child’s growth and learning. Let’s delve into the benefits of sandpit play for toddlers.

Benefits of water play for toddlers

Splish Splash! The Surprising Benefits of Water Play for Toddlers

As parents and caregivers, we’re always on the lookout for activities that not only entertain but also help our little ones learn and grow. One such activity that often brings smiles and laughter is water play. Whether it’s playing with a water table, splashing in a kiddie pool, or enjoying bath time, water play offers a treasure trove of benefits for toddlers. Let’s dive into why this simple yet magical activity is so beneficial for our little ones, as well as some ideas for you to try at home.

Messy play benefits for toddlers

Unleashing the Benefits of Messy Play: How it Enhances Toddler Development

Messy play isn’t just about creating a mess; it’s about fostering crucial aspects of a child’s development. From sensory exploration to cognitive growth, messy play opens doors to a world of learning and discovery for babies and toddlers. In this post, we’ll delve into the fascinating ways messy play contributes to development and why it’s an essential aspect of early childhood. We also share some ideas and tips for engaging in this type of play at home.

Improving Language and Thinking Skills in Infants; A Data Informed Approach

Improving Language and Thinking Skills in Infants; A Data Informed Approach

The recent data from the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) proposed an increase in Language and Cognitive development of vulnerable children. Based on these findings and other relevant research on children’s development, our Healthy Beginnings program has proven effective in improving educational outcomes in critical areas. Here is some insight into how this is achieved.

Early Education: Navigating the First Weeks

Many researchers suggested that it can take up to 6 months to settle an infant into an Early Childhood setting! Click here to explore what behaviours your child may exhibit and how to ease this transition with our Healthy Beginning Educators!

Festive Learning in the Nursery 

Research shows that children’s development and learning is continuous. There are plenty of opportunities to learn regardless of the season. Consistency and predictability of care are essential benefits, as is a more gradual transition into the new year.

Milestones Baby Playing Smiling Nursery

What do infants achieve in an Early Childhood Education environment?

It is natural to wonder whether infants and young children can benefit from time spent in an early childhood environment. At Affinity Education centres, our Lifelong Learning Curriculum begins as soon as your child commences their enrolment with us, regardless of age.

Get to know your National Quality Standards – Series 4

Get to know your National Quality Standards

Our childcare centres are committed to a continuous improvement journey that enriches quality education and care delivery benchmarked against the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) standards.

How friendships are formed

There is so much research and focus on just how crucial the first five years of a child’s life are and how this has an impact on social, emotional and future academic success.

Aussie Wildlife Champions Dress Up and Donate Success

Through the second and third week of September, all our Milestones centres participated in the Aussie Wildlife Champions fundraiser drive for the Australian Wildlife Conservancy.