Science Week at Buggles Beckenham

This week, Buggles Beckenham celebrated Science Week in the Kindy room. The children participated in a variety of science experiments each day.  These learning experiences encouraged curiosity, exploration and experimentation. The activities also developed science inquiry skills such as questioning, problem solving and finding answers. Making Oobleck  On Monday, the kindy children had the opportunity […]

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Date Scones

date scones

A sweet treat you can enjoy with a cup of tea. Ingredients Makes 10 3 cups self-raising flour 1 tsp baking soda 50g margarine, cold & chopped 1.5 cups buttermilk 1 cup chopped dates Method Preheat oven to 180ºC. In a bowl, sift flour and baking soda and add chopped margarine. Using your hands, work […]

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NAIDOC Week at Buggles Beckenham

As NAIDOC week took place recently, we at Buggles Beckenham discussed the significance of this event with the children. During the week, we spoke about how NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous […]

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Banana and Oat Pikelets

Perfect for breakfast or a simple snack. Ingredients Makes approx. 20 pikelets 2 eggs 1 cup flour 1 cup rolled oats 2 tsp baking powder 400mL milk 2 bananas, mashed 1 tsp vanilla essence   Method Combine all ingredients – if the batter is too dry, add a little extra milk. Heat a fry pan […]

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5 Essentials of Kindergarten

“Children are our greatest treasure. They are our future.” – Nelson Mandela In order to set our children up for a bright future, it is vital to give them a strong foundation from the very start. We do this by enabling them to completely immerse themselves in the world in which they live. To explore, […]

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Loose Parts Play: 5 Ways to Incorporate It in Your Home

By Amanda Llyod Loose Parts Play is an interesting concept that came about in the 1970’s. It had a significant influence on early childhood educators as well as those who designed play spaces for children. According to architect Simon Nicholson, including “loose parts” in our child’s environment empowers and stimulates creativity. What is Loose Parts, […]

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Savoury Breakfast Muffins

A simple breakfast dish that can be made in advance. Perfect for hiding lots of vegetables. Ingredients Makes 12 large muffins Spray oil 500g sweet potato, grated 4 spring onions, chopped finely 1 large chilli (optional), chopped finely 6 large eggs 5 tbsp cottage cheese 100g grated parmesan cheese 250g self-raising flour (1 2/3 cups) […]

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Outdoor Play in all Weather and Natural Environments

By Melanie Love Most of my fondest memories as a child involve playing outside. Being a mother of two young boisterous boys and working in Early Childhood Education, I’m fortunate to relive these wonderful memories and experiences. Outdoor play is vital for the growth, learning and development of children. By providing children with opportunities to […]

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Paper Plate Cow Art

This month, we’re keeping in theme with 2017’s National Simultaneous Storytime book, The Cow Tripped over the Moon. Here’s an easy, fun, and engaging cow-related activity the kids are sure to love. You will need: Paper plate Black paper Pink paper Googly eyes Glue Scissors Method:                                          To get started, begin by cutting the black paper […]

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