A huge day for Amaze Part 3! Our philosophy on animals in our centres is well known. Amaze Hinterland (Mudgeeraba) has lizards, chickens, birds, fish and even a cricket breeding program! Miss Shivarn Lange has been bringing her gorgeous puppy in which the children absolutely love. Diaz from a hinterland was snapped showing the love! Mr Ben and Miss Kara Maree were also quoted on the benefits of animals in early childhood. Well done team!!!
Play-Doh fun something children need to knead to prepare for school
May 2, 2017 4:08pm – Madura McCormack
CHILDREN need to knead and sculpt Play-Doh to build finger muscles and prepare for school, experts say.
Griffith University early childhood professor Bev Fluckinger said the old-school toy is beneficial for physical, social and creative skills and should be introduced as soon as kids can grasp it.
“The physical benefits of manipulating Play-Doh certainly do help children develop their fine motor skills and strengthens their fingers, but that’s one of the smaller aspects of Play-Doh,” Dr Fluckinger said.
“Play-Doh is something that is used for social time, where kids can use their imagination and their creativity to create scenarios and dialogues as they’re playing.”
She recommended introducing Play-Doh to children from as early as six months to a year old.
“Building muscle tones in their fingers; it makes transition to school and early years in school much easier.”
Amaze Childcare general manager Lucy Cook said technology had not dented the popularity of Play-Doh because of its versatility.
“It’s a calming sensory experience that also allows for parallel play, so children may not be playing with each other, but side-by-side,” she said.
We are thrilled to be featured on Kochie’s Business Builders website. We’re so proud of our Amaze Child Care Team!
This Queensland business is keeping it in the family
By Shihana Shahabdeen – May 9, 2017
No one knows the value of good staff more than Lucy Cook and Phil Mazey, founders of Queensland’s Amaze Early Education Centre. When they lost all of their staff (twice in quick succession), they realised something had to change. This small business began with one centre in 2008 and has now expanded to eight centres across Queensland. With business booming, another one is currently under construction and is due to open late 2017.
Carla Tooma and Moira Major (From the 1029 Hot Tomato Gold Coast Galey, Mal and Moira Drive Show) popped in to Amaze Hinterland Early Education Centre to ask our kids some questions about their mums! And boy did they give some cute answers.