We love celebrating Book Week at Bimbi Day Care & ELC. So far, we’ve had Elsa, Bob the Builder, Moana, Where’s Wally, Fairies and other creative characters came along to Bimbi!
Michelle, one of our parents joined us this morning with Charlie the Pug, and read the book Pig the Pug to the children. Charlie was showered with lots of hugs and kisses and we hope that Charlie visits us again very soon. ................
Did you know....
:: The more often you read to your child from an early age, the greater the positive effect on their reading and thinking skills
:: Reading to your child improves their vocabulary and speech pattern
The children in the Kindergarten Room have been discussing how people can be kind to one another, and how they might feel when someone does something kind for them.
Each day two different children are chosen to choose two simple and achievable acts of kindness from a glass bowl. Once the acts are chosen, the children have the day to complete their tasks. During group time, the children reflect and discuss their kindness acts with their peers and educators. ............... Teaching children at an early age how to be kind towards others is an important part of school readiness, and assists children with their social and emotional development. Q.A 1.2.1 ...
At Bimbi Day Care & ELC, we have introduced Lunch Boxes in the Kindergarten Room! The children have been so excited to show their friends what they brought along in their lunch boxes for afternoon tea.
Introducing Lunch Boxes assists children with their self help skills such as peeling mandarins, unwrapping food packaging, opening and closing of food containers, and teaches them about healthy food options.
The Cancer Council have developed a “Healthy Lunch Box Builder” which is an interactive tool for parents to use with their children to plan and pack a healthy lunch box. It also has some healthy nut free recipes!
We are in the process of consulting Elders from Wurundjeri Tribe Council for the renaming of the rooms and embrace Indigenous culture respectfully.
The children and staff were very excited to meet both Auntie Gail & Auntie Julieanne this morning. Auntie Julieanne delivered a Welcome to Country with the presence of all of the children and staff at the service.
................. We believe that it is important:
:: To engage with Traditional Owners and work towards building positive and effective relationships between Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.
:: To embed Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander perspectives within our service and programs.