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Preschool Activities That Affect Child Development: What You Should Know

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It is not uncommon for people to think of preschool as nothing more than glorified babysitting, yet nothing could be farther from the truth. Developmentally, the preschool years—generally considered to be children 3–5 years of age—are a time of spectacular brain development. In fact, researchers estimate that a mind-boggling 90% of brain development occurs by […]

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Preschool and the Importance of Play

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When choosing the best preschool for your child, you’ve likely considered endless factors: educational philosophies, teacher experience and curricula. But, one area that parents often overlook is the priority a school places on creative play. Perhaps you think play is something children engage in when they need a break from learning. In fact, it is […]

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NAIDOC Week

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Throughout this week at Clovel we have been celebrating NAIDOC week. A celebration held across Australia each year observing the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. During this week we have been engaging our children in various art and craft activities, creating flags, painting rocks and drawings of traditional dream […]

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Diwali Light Festival

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At Clovel we embed our Multicultural program into a variety of activities. As part of Clovel’s multicultural program we celebrated the Hindu Diwali Festival of Lights which symbolises spiritual victory of light over darkness. The children participated in a range of Indian based activities including making the Indian flag in arts and craft, sari dress […]

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How Motivation Leads to Self-Confident Kids

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Like adults, children also need motivation to feel encouraged and inspired. To continue encouraging kids, it is necessary for parents and teachers to motivate kids to achieve success. Read on to learn how motivation leads to self-confident kids. What is Motivation? Motivation is a process that initiates, guides, and maintains goal-oriented behaviours. It involves emotional […]

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Sun Safety

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At Clovel, we embed sun safety into our daily fundamental skills program. The educators at the centre emphasise the importance of being sun smart to deepen the children’s understanding of protecting ourselves from the sun’s UV rays. We have a sunscreen station to provide open opportunities for the children to explore their self-help skills with […]