We’re so excited to be opening another new childcare centre in Gaven. Here’s Lucy, Lukas and Kara telling you all about it.
It was exciting to have Channel 10 News feature Amaze Ormeau’s new firepit and our unique playtime and nature-based learning philosophy.
“An Ormeau childcare centre is pushing the boundaries on play by installing its own firepit.”
We’re thrilled to have been featured on 7 News Gold Coast.
Our new Ormeau kindy has the tallest treehouse, bushland and a firepit!
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.
There are so many great reasons why the park is an ideal place for both parents and kids to have fun. In this article, Amaze Owner, Lucy Cook, helps demonstrate just why parks are so great.
If you’ve ever heard your child complain, “Nobody likes me!” or “They won’t let me play!”, you know how painful it is for your child to feel friendless. All you want to do is wrap your arms around them and protect them from feeling all alone.
Many of you have been interested in how to stimulate more speech from your toddlers so I thought I would share some top tricks that other parents have used at each stage of their child’s development…
From birth to six months… – Talk to your baby, and also talk to others when she is near. She won’t understand the words, but will like your voice and your smile. Then plan quiet time. Babies needs time to babble and play quietly without TV or radio or other noises.
Between six and nine months… – Games have big impact on children, so ask your baby questions, like “Where’s doggie?” If he doesn’t answer, show him where.
Between nine and eighteen months… – When she points at or gives you something, talk about the object with her. “You gave me the book. Thank you! Look at the picture of the baby rolling the ball.”
Between twelve and fifteen months… – Give your child choices so they better associate words to wants “Do you want milk or juice?”
Between eighteen and twenty four months… – Encourage your child to talk to friends and family. He can tell them about a new toy. Engage your child in pretend play. You can talk on a play phone or have a party with the toy animals.
Between two and three years… – Ask your child to tell you the story that goes with a favourite book. “What happened to those three pigs?” Reading spurs language development.
The above are just examples from other parents, but remember… every child is unique so don’t be shocked if your child speaks earlier and more clearly than you ever expected. At Amaze, our Educators love watching children learn to speak, discover how to tell stories to each other, and create word games to play with their parents.
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A Problem Shared is a Problem Solved
Parenting can be a really tough job. At times, we feel at our wits end and that we don’t have the tools to deal with the behaviours our children are bringing us. Each month our Mudgeeraba Childcare Centre on Hinterland Drive holds a parenting circle. This circle is open to all and is also attended by Centre Director Kara Magill and Amaze General Manager Lucy Cook. Kara and Lucy have 7 children of varying ages between them and Lucy’s family live with special needs. We hope that all who attend can learn from each other, gain a parenting tip or trick or two, or simply feel their load is lightened by sharing.
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