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Neuroscience confirms that nothing lights up the brain like play. Play is the child’s most effective tool for learning, not only the academic, but the very skills and dispositions that enable children to be effective members of society and lifelong learners

The Benefits Of Gardening For Children | Gowrie NSW

On this page Why Gardening Is Beneficial To Children How Does Gardening Help A Child Develop? How To Get Children Interested in Gardening Garden Safety for Children Plant Selections For Children ...
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Play Ideas and Games for Toddlers - Gowrie NSW

Key Points Playing is good for so many things. For building confidence, learning how the world works, developing communication skills and empathy as well as helping them to feel happy, safe and ...
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What is Play Based Learning?

Key Points A play based program centres around the child's own discovery. For it to be successful, teachers need to create a safe and supported environment for children to explore and be themselves ...
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Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers - Gowrie NSW

Key Points Motor activities help children develop their coordination and muscle movements to perform tasks, from lifting small objects like play dough to running around and kicking a ball.  Fine ...
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The Benefits of Play Dough in Early Childhood | Gowrie NSW

Key Points Play dough provides a sensory experience that helps to develop fine motor skills, ease tension and improve imagination, aiding early childhood development in a playful way. Playing with ...
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Making friends in School and Childcare | Gowrie NSW

Key Points Childhood friendships teach skills such as sharing and help children to develop communication skills such as learning to express their emotions. By the age of three, children can generally ...
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Screen time for children- how much is too much?

Key Points The definition of screen time for kids in the guidelines includes TV, electronic gaming, computers, tablets and smartphones.  Sufficient physical activity and sleep combined with limited ...
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Preschool and Early Learning | Gowrie NSW

For more than 80 years, Gowrie NSW has been at the forefront of early childhood education in Australia.
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Making the most of holidays during lockdown

Reset and Recharge It’s been a long term of remote learning and lockdown. None of us could have ever predicted what was coming and as we approach the end of the term, we’re all breathing a collective ...
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