Keys to Developing Early Numeracy Skills in Children
Maths skills are essential in our day to day lives, from counting and measuring, to analysing patterns and evaluating information. All children can be successful with numeracy, provided they have opportunities to explore mathematical ideas in ways that make sense to them.
Extended Hours at Apollo Drive Offers Parents Greater Convenience
Being a parent has never been easy. As well as balancing your work duties in the office with your responsibilities at home, you also need to organise childcare and fit in quality family time. It's a constant juggle. That's why Learning Tree Apollo Drive offers extended opening hours.
Benefits of Exposing Children to Science and Nature
In our modern, urbanised world, we would all benefit from more time in nature and with kids that's especially true. The benefits for children of connecting with nature are well documented now.
Kids Toys - Which Toy for What Age?
Toys are a great way to support play for young children; an essential part of their development. Choosing appropriate toys for children can be complex but it's an important responsibility so the team at Auckland's Learning Tree Childcare have put together some tips.
The Importance of Movement in Child Development
While passive learning may be easier for adults to control, it's not as good for your child's brain. Many studies have demonstrated that children need opportunities to move as part of their development.
Impact of Proposed Changes to When Kids Start School on Childcare Centres
School starting age rules may change. Children's first day at primary school has traditionally been on their 5th birthday but a new proposal will give schools the option of "cohort entry". That would mean children start in groups at set times during the year instead of when each individual child turns five.
How to Know When your Child is Ready for Preschool
In New Zealand, early childhood education (ECE) refers to the range of facilities available for children under five. But how do you know the best time to enrol your child? No one size fits all. Readiness for preschool has more to do with where your child is developmentally. Here are some tips for understanding preschool readiness.