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Finishing well with strong relationships

Finishing well with strong relationships

I was inspired today by Thinkers.inq co-founder Melissa Browne and her article in the Sydney Morning Herald. She got me thinking about how we can finish the year well. You can check the article out yourself here: http://www.smh.com.au/money/planning/celebrate-too-soon-and-youll-blow-it-20141207-121d15.html Christmas time can become a frantic period…

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10 wonderful stories to share with your children this holiday season.

10 wonderful stories to share with your children this holiday season.

Picture books are the one thing I love to collect. There are so many exciting adventures to be had with a great story and when it is celebrated in pictures too, wow, what fun and creativity can be experienced by the reader. So I thought…

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Outdoor spaces: what kind of adventure can be had?

Outdoor spaces: what kind of adventure can be had?

I had a great conversation with a four year and his mum old today about the outdoors. He was wondering what more might go in our outdoors space to play on. I inquired what he might like and his immediate response was, “something to climb…

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The wisdom of Lego!

The wisdom of Lego!

Wise words from the 1970s. A picture of a letter to parents from a box of LEGO in the 1970s is going viral after being uploaded to Reddit. How do your intentions match with these ideals? These statements are so important when working on developing agency in your children….

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How’s your health and wellbeing?

How’s your health and wellbeing?

This week the Thinkers.inq leadership team assessed our health and wellbeing. We looked at how we were managing our energies, our professional focus and ourselves. In our speedway lives doing this sort of reflection is critical to keeping an even and balance approach in all…

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Want the power to change relationships?

Want the power to change relationships?

How well do you listen to those around you…really listen that is? If we are totally honest we probably only take in 25% of what we say we listen to. And yet, we spend about 60% of our time ‘listening’ or should I say hearing…

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Preschool Literacy: Life changing

Preschool Literacy: Life changing

I have taught 4 and 5 year olds for many years. One of my most loved things to do with them was to read picture books. Every year, my goal was to read at least 1000 stories to my children. We achieved this goal and…

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What of the learner who doesn’t ‘get’ it?

What of the learner who doesn’t ‘get’ it?

This past last week I have had about a dozen people chat with me about that the fact that they didn’t ‘get’ school. They each had their own unique stories but they also had one common theme. Every person felt that they would have done better…

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Homework for preschoolers – Good idea or madness?

Homework for preschoolers – Good idea or madness?

What a find! The Daily Telegraph published an article about homework being offered to preschoolers. It seems there are a couple of early learning centres which are offering worksheets to children to fill possible gaps in learning or to help prepare their children for school….

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Love More

Love More

Two weeks ago was a one of those life-changing weeks. One of my dear friend’s baby girl who, at 46 days old, passed away. As it is with all new born babies; it was such an honour to meet this little girl. I visited Aves a…

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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