Welcome to our April Newsletter for 2022.
The year is flying by so fast already.
Welcome to our many new Kidz Magic families. We look forward to getting to know you and your family!
A very big thank you to all our families for joining us in our special Easter celebrations and Thai New Year celebrations.
What a wonderful time we've been having at the moment with so many special days and events.
Our next celebration is Mother's Day on Friday 6th May.
Between 7am-9am during your drop off times we will have some special activities and morning tea for all our wonderful mums. Please feel free to join us if your free in the morning time.
We are still on the hunt for some parent volunteers to help us with upcoming celebration days.
If you are available for any events in the future related to our Calendar of Events please reach out and let us know.
Cold & Flu
With winter approaching fast we look at children and colds and flus. A reminder to please ensure there are named spare clothes in your child's bag for each day of care they attend.
What is the 'common cold'?
The common cold is an infection caused by a virus. Hundreds of different viruses can cause colds and they usually affect the nose, ears and throat. They are easily spread from person to person through infected droplets from the mouth and nose. They can also be passed on through coughs and sneezes.
Colds are very common. Healthy preschool children often catch at least 6 colds per year. Sometimes, after recovering from a virus kids get sick with a new and different virus, so it can seem as though they are 'always sick'. Children are more likely to catch a cold than adults because their immune system is still developing. Most children catch fewer cold viruses as they get older.
What are the symptoms of a cold?
Colds usually cause symptoms such as:
blocked or runny nose
Less common symptoms include:
fever (high temperature)
Until next time...
Hayley Le | Centre Director | Kidz Magic - Capestone
is a Japanese national holiday which takes place annually on May 5 and is the final celebration in Golden Week. It is a day set aside to respect children's personalities and to celebrate their happiness.
Many Australians celebrate Mother's Day by showing their appreciation for the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures. It is annually observed in Australia on the second Sunday of May.
The main purpose of World Bee Day events is to spread awareness of the significance of bees and other pollinators for our survival.
National Sorry Day remembers and acknowledges the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities, which we now know as 'The Stolen Generations'.
It celebrates Aboriginal Australian culture and promotes cultural exchange and understanding.
Hello and welcome to the April edition of the sustainability article. This month we have been adding to our edible garden as winter is just around the corner. We have started sprouting pumpkin seeds, our peas are growing well and our carrots are almost ready. We have also added some larger plants including a strawberry guava tree and a black sapote (chocolate pudding) tree to our gardens. We enjoy adding to our gardens regularly and planting new edibles as the seasons change. Stay tuned to see what we plant in the future.
Welcome to April in Nursery 1.
Hello to all our families in Nursery 1, welcome to all our new babies that have started in nursery 1 as they all start to settle into their new environment and built those strong connection with us as educators, they will also start to feel safe and secure which brings them to exploring a lot more.
It has been a joyful time over the last couple of months, the children are all comfortable in their surroundings so has those little personalities started to appear which brings so much joy to watch each day. Some of our children have achieved milestones and will continue to do so as we still have many more to reach throughout the year.
This month we have been challenging our children with their gross motor skills (physical environment) and taking risks. The children have amazed us with their risk taking, some washesitance at first, but they all gave it a go with the support and encouragement from both of their educators.
All our children are already started to develop their language skills through facial expression, words and babbling sounds to express their feelings and emotions and will continue in supporting their language skills through conversations and reading books.
We would like to thank all our parents for their support and if you have any suggestions on your child's development and learning and feel you can contribute, please let us know so we can achieve the best outcomes for our children.
As the weather has started to change can we please ask that our children have a jumper, socks, hat, and some spare clothing in their bags just in-case for those cold and messy days of food and soiling.
Please could we ask our existing and new families to email Hayley a family photo so we can expand and create a family wall for our children it will be greatly appreciate.
Miss Alida, Miss Sandra and Miss Inday
Wunya and apa kabar our beautiful families.
Yes its April for 2022 already and our little ones has been very productive and having few milestone developments as well.
We would like to wish a happy 1st birthday to Neve and Freya. And also, to Sara who will turn 1 on 27th April 2022.
Few of our little ones are having a great time in their transition period in Toddler room as well. They are all enjoyed their new environments and getting to know their educators and other peers at the same time. Just a little note for this transition with their sleep and bottle might change. If you do have any question, please communication with Ms Liz regards this routine to discuss more further.
We are so proud with our little friends where we are has been watching them grows through their milestone each day.
From crawling on their knees, started standing up without an assistance, taking their few steps, climbing and sliding, pushing and pulling the resources, using their languages, interact with other peers, and learning their body parts.
We are so proud with our little one's developments and watching them each day sharing their smiles and their own achievement through their activity. We will be continuing to support and provided in any way to guide with them grows as well.
Miss Yefi, Miss Luna and Miss Inday
Hello families and friends,Welcome to the Pre-Kindergarten Newsletter.
This month we have been working on pre-writing shapes to strengthen our lettering for the future. The children are showing such confidence and are such capable learners. We have also started learning about different feelings to build our emotional inteligence. When we do this we discuss the outward appearance of each feeling, how they feel on the inside and safe ways to express feelings. This are ongoing discussions are also used through out the day during social interactions and serve as points of reflection.
We have continuously been working on phonics, along with flash cards and actions/movements, along with shapes and colours. One very cool item we have added to our group times is the abacus! each morning we use it to count our friends or different items in the room.
Different art projects we have been engaging in is messy art, bingo pen activities (good for counting) and drawing with quills. One of our phonics flash cards was Qq for quill and the children always went back to feather so we utilised this activity to demonstrate about what a quill is.
Miss Tabi and Miss Dani, along with Mariela from Senior Toddler 1 are hosting Zumba classes for the children! everyone gets on their head bands and dances it out!
Thank you, Miss Amy, Miss Dani, Miss Tabi, Miss Ness, Miss Dishu and Miss Charmaine.
We have had a very busy month this past April. During the Easter Holidays we had a break from our normal kindergarten program and enjoyed focusing on the concept of Easter and Autumn.
For Easter we had lots of fun as we explored what easter is and how we all celebrated it. At kindy we painted with pastel colours wooden rabbits which were a great decoration for Easter. We practiced our mathematical skills through matching halves of the Easter eggs, creating patterned easter eggs and more. We had lots of fun with our Easter parade and loved all the amazing easter hats.
Autumn provided us lots of scope for scientific discovery. We set up a sensory tray filled with autumn leaves, pinecones and more. We were able to look up close with the magnetifying glasses and introduced the microscope. We talked about respecting our tools for investigation and how to use them. This was a great introduction to our theme for term 2 which is Living Things. If you have anything you would like to contribute to this theme, please let one of the kindergarten one teacher know 😊
Nature week found us exploring further into nature. Nature Play Week celebrates initiatives of all shapes and sizes that reconnect kids with nature and the outdoors. Playing outdoors is important for developing capacities for creativity, symbolic play, problem solving and intellectual development. Outdoor play has clear physical benefits for developing children including helping children to acquire gross motor skills, eye-hand coordination and more. Outside we were able to collect items to use in play and learning.
Songkran is the Thai New Year's national holiday. Songkran is on 13 April every year, but the holiday period extends from 14 to 15 April.The holiday's focus is about moving forward—in fact, the word Songkran comes from a phrase in the Sanskrit language that means "passage of the sun."Water plays a major role in the festival. Symbolically it washes away the previous year so people can get ready for the next one. But many other Songkran traditions use water as well. As a class we investigated the traditions, such as water, and had lots of discussions surrounding the holiday.
We were lucky enough to have Rikki who is a Paramedic for the Queensland Ambulance Service come in to speak to the class. Rikki talked about all the very special and sometimes scary things that Paramedics do and ways they can help us if we are hurt. We looked at some of the equipment including a stethoscope, special helmet, bandages, a special magical ice pack that turns ice cold in seconds and some monitoring stickers that would listen to the electrical waves in our heartbeat. It was great to hear about this wonderful profession and we thank Rikki for taking the time to speak.
Starting back term 2 week 1, we began to talk about our Mother's Day and began our focus theme of Living things. We mind mapped what a living thing is and talk about the difference between something living and not. Soon we will be designing a wonderful science space where our friends will be able to competently explore this topic further. We also have been focusing on our colours and read the colour book and extended on this through allowing each child the opportunity to match and name the colours.
We look forward to continuing our learning as the term progresses.
Kindergarten One Team