Monthly archive for September2014

Screen Time & Your Child

Screen Time & Your Child

  As teacher I am often asked about whether young people and screen time and/or technology are a good combination. Some people think the two are like oil and water and they will never mix well. Others state that they would be lost without technology…

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Want to succeed? Then measure your optimism

Want to succeed? Then measure your optimism

Over the past couple of weeks I have been asked a lot of questions about how to improve outcomes for children at school and staff at work. Both are very interesting and complex situations. There is an answer that has been tested and proved by…

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Starting School – What a ride Part 3

Starting School – What a ride Part 3

Once school is underway it’s time to get into the ‘school-life groove’. Here are a few tips which I shared with my families. They are helpful to have tucked away for when you need the ‘advantage’ point. After school has started: 1. Asking general questions…

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Starting School – What a ride Part 2

Starting School – What a ride Part 2

When the day finally arrives for your little one to start school it’s important to get a few things in order. I have taught Kindergarten for years and help hundreds of families navigate this super important day. Here are a few tips which have helped…

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Starting School – What a ride! Part 1

Starting School – What a ride! Part 1

The first year of primary school can be a roller coaster ride that parents often never forget. This means we have to get it as right as possible. Here are a few sure-fire tips for parents and children embarking on this amazing time. Make no…

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The Power of Empathy

The Power of Empathy

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Time To Stop Being Terrorised By Time

Time To Stop Being Terrorised By Time

Today’s blog is the final in our I’m Being Challenged By My Child series and we are going to be thinking about how we can stop being terrorised by time so that our family time can be all that it is meant to be. Do…

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Thankful Parent Challenge on Early Childhood Educator Day 2014

Thankful Parent Challenge on Early Childhood Educator Day 2014

It is my experience that every parent desires to have their child cared for and educated by a fantastic teacher. There are two sides to every fantastic teacher. On one side there is the life-long desire for professional development and capacity building so that they can be…

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9.5 ways to capture the extraordinary in your child’s life

9.5 ways to capture the extraordinary in your child’s life

Today’s blog is the fifth in our I’m Being Challenged By My Child series and we are going to be learning how to seek out the extra in the ordinary so we can capture the extraordinary. How often do you stop and really appreciate the…

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Testimonials

Since sending our 3-year-old son to Thinkers.inq it has been wonderful to see his progress, they create a really positive environment for the kids! The learning strategies have supported his development and it is a pleasure to see his confidence and enthusiasm grow week on week. He is always excited to show and share with us the day’s activities. A great team that have created delightful surroundings accompanied by an excellent healthy food menu. We feel fortunate to be part of the Thinkers.inq family.

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Julie and Duncan    April 7, 2015   

I remember the sunny evening we visited Thinkers.inq. A space of possibility: colourful, creative and inspired. We absorbed a crafts corner with easels and brushes, a ‘corner store’, wooden furniture, cute picnic tables ready for pint-sized picnickers. Further inspection revealed the outdoor amphitheater, the organic gardens, fruit trees, handmade puzzles and high grade, integrated technology. No heavy reliance on plastic toys and ‘babysitting’ here!

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Tanya    April 2, 2015   

..I then heard about Thinkers.inq and from the first moment there I knew I had found what I was looking for our son. The family environment and warmth, the resources available, the inquiry based programming, the space and use of it and to just top it off the amazing healthy no ‘nasties’ food focus...

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Samantha    April 1, 2015