Kool Kidz Mill Park Pre-Kinder Children Attend Woolworths Fresh Food Kids Discovery Tour

Kool Kidz Mill Park Pre-Kinder Children Attend Woolworths Fresh Food Kids Discovery Tour

Today a group of pre-kinder children from Kool Kidz Mill Park went on an excursion to Woolworths Plenty Valley to participate in their Fresh Food Kids Discovery Tour.

The tour was really informative and engaging as they told the children (and educators) information and facts we didn’t know about their produce. We were given the opportunity to go into the bakery (wearing hairnets) and see how bread is made and then we also went out the back to have a good look at the produce store room, fridge and freezer! They also heard the bell ring indicating there was a truck that had arrived to bring some more items to the supermarket.

When we got to the fruit and vegetables section, the children each got to choose a piece of fruit and/or a vegetable from a box and then we had to guess if it was a fruit or vegetable.  The avocado and tomato seemed to confuse a lot of the children, however, this was a great way to begin discussions with them about the differences between fruits and vegetables.  With all the different colour fruits and vegetables we were able to make a rainbow.

We thank the staff at Woolworths Plenty Valley including Dave the Baker who showed us the big ovens, the donut maker machine and the bread slicer.

At the end of the session, each child got to take home their own fruit cup and show bag and special vegetable hat.  All children had a blast.




National Reconciliation Week Painting at Kool Kidz Mill Park

National Reconciliation Week Painting at Kool Kidz Mill Park

National Reconciliation Week Painting

National Reconciliation week was initiated in 1996 to provide a special focus for nationwide activities. The week is a time to reflect on achievements so far and the things which must still be done to achieve reconciliation.

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Chinese New Year at Kool Kidz Mill Park!

Chinese New Year at Kool Kidz Mill Park!

In the Butterflies room we have been celebrating Chinese New Year.

Our Educators have introduced Chinese New Year to the children and have spoken with them about what it is all about and why it is very significant.

An activity which the children took part in was a fun finger print activity which involved paint and a beautiful tree for the children to decorate one by one.

The Chinese tree is a wishing tree and is very significant as it is part of a festival as well. The day is celebrated on the first day of the first month according to the Chinese calendar is also known as Lunar New Year.

We have enjoyed learning about this beautiful celebration.

KK- Art Expression

LO1- Children have a strong sense of identity.

 

 



Happy Valentine’s Day from the Kinder Room!

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Kinder Room!

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Kinder Room!

Today we talked about our friends at Kinder and why we love spending time with them. The children are beginning to form some great friendships with their peers!

 

KBC- Me, Myself and I

VEYLDF- Wellbeing- children become strong in their social and emotional development

 

Sarah, Mary and Jo



A look back on Halloween at Kool Kidz Mill Park

A look back on Halloween at Kool Kidz Mill Park

Many children came dressed up today for our Halloween activities, this shows that they have an understanding of what the community expectations are for this celebration and the “treats” that will follow. When asked what it means the children replied “Candy”, “You knock on the door and say trick or treat”, “Bats” and “Pumpkins”.

In the morning we began by making pumpkin heads by painting paper plates and then adding a face. Later in the afternoon the children made their own ghost banana. The children enjoyed this hands on experience, eagerly gathering around the table to dip their own banana in vanilla yoghurt and then adding sultanas for eyes. This activity gave the children the chance to make their own tasty treat for Halloween using healthy alternatives.

KBC: Me, myself and I

Community- Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation

Well-being- Children take an increasing responsibility for their own health and well-being



Kool Kidz Mill Park Diwali Celebration

Kool Kidz Mill Park Diwali Celebration

Today in our Snugglepot room the children enjoyed engaging in some art work that our wonderful educator Harjit had organised for them.

The children used their sense of agency to choose the coloured paper to create their beautiful art work. The children used their fine motor skills to put the glue on the paper, then paste the art work down.  The children and educators also got to dress in some absolutely beautiful outfits that Harjit had brought in. What a great experience this was for the children to engage in some Indian culture. Thank you very much Harjit for your amazing work to put all this together.

The Diwali Celebration marks the victory of good over evil and the festival of light.



Fire Fighter Aaron Visits Kool Kidz Mill Park

Fire Fighter Aaron Visits Kool Kidz Mill Park

At Kool Kidz Mill Park keeping our children safe is an important part of being an Educator which is why we had Fire Fighter Aaron visit us to share with the children the dangers of fire and how to respond.  When Aaron visited the kinder room, the butterfly children were very excited to join and participate. The children learnt about equipment and become familiar with what Fire Fighters wear and what they do. The children were even asked to count to 10 to see if Aaron can put his Fire Fighter suit on in time- Phew, lucky he did!

They were all prepared to block their ears as they also learnt about smoke detectors, their purpose and the sound it makes if it sensed smoke.

There was plenty of excitement in the room when the children participating in the ‘crawl low under smoke’ as they all had a turn crawling under the ‘get down low’ orange parachute.                                         The children later participated in a colour, cut and match activity sheet and then proceeded outside to see Aarons white fire vehicle and to hear its siren go off.

This experience was a great way to show our young curious children the basic concepts of fire prevention and fire safety such as crawl when you see smoke, stop drop and roll and stay away from items that can cause fire.

Learning Outcomes:    

Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity

1.1 Children feel safe, secure, and supported

Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world

2.1 Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation

Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners

4.3  Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another

Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators

 

5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes

 

KBC: The World & The Environment, Let’s Pretend, My Five Sense



Watch the Kool Kidz Mill Park Book Week Video!

Watch the Kool Kidz Mill Park Book Week Video!

Recently our children within the Jitterbugs room celebrated book week by dressing up in their favourite costumers and sharing their favourite stories.  Everyone loves a good book right?

Check out their memories by watching the video below by clicking here.

2017 10 24 16 18 10 (4) Kool Kidz Mill Park Book Week Experience Youtube