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What are the steps when learning to count?

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The first steps of learning to count start by using a sequence of counting words, starting from one. Once children become familiar with the sequence e.g. 1,2,3 they are able to then start identifying the number that comes before for after a number without having to start at one. Counting forwards and backwards is essential knowledge for early addition and subtraction, and strategies such as counting on and counting back. So what does our Kindy Curriculum say about learning to count ..read more

How are they going to be ready for prep when they play all day?

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
This is the question that many parents including yourself may have wondered when you hear what today’s Prep children are learning when they start formal schooling. At Grandma’s Place we are not just getting your child ready for Prep but ready to learn in an environment where play is the core of everyday learning opportunities. For example, children learn about numbers from everyday opportunities that mean something to them. Let’s look at counting forwards and backwards ..read more

Insightful-Maggie Dent's Boys Boys Boys

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Given the current deep community outpourings of concern for the senseless violence present on Australian streets at night, the disturbing numbers of little boys being suspended and expelled from our schools, and the decreasing numbers of young men attending and graduating university, something is going wrong in the world of our boys. I lay blame on society, which seems to have stolen boyhood in the name of a sanitised, politically correct, gender neutral, bland childhood. One of the world&rs ..read more