Father’s Day Events

Father’s Day is coming up and we can’t wait to celebrate our Dad’s and all of the men that take on the role of Dad! Our centres are a home away from home for all of children and to help show our appreciation we will be holding special events in the days leading up to […]

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The Tools of the Trade

The Tools of the Trade Toddlers and DIY aren’t words you’d likely find in the same sentence. Surprisingly, the two can go together to create some amazing learning opportunities that can do wonders for a child’s mental and motor skill development. Interestingly, there is a wealth of knowledge and success stories on parenting blogs and thought […]

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Cairns North’s Puppet Show

Last Friday the children at Penguin Childcare Cairns North were treated to a puppet show.  Hailey Possum took us on an adventure to her Grandfather’s house. At his house the children got to learn and sing a number of songs.  They sang a song about how to say hello in 18 different languages, a song […]

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The Accidental Classroom

Spontaneous learning opportunities can come from anything from the simplest of daily chores to large community events. For a child, the world is a magical place full of new and exciting experiences, even if it’s just discovering where rain comes from! Spontaneous learning opportunities are easy to recognise if you know what you are looking […]

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Craft Corner – No-Cook Playdough

Making things out of play dough is everyone’s favourite activity so why not include your children in the making of the play dough itself! This no-cook recipe is a simple way to create a whole afternoon of fun and encourage your children’s creative side. What you will need:               […]

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Craft Corner – Boomerang

Boomerangs have been used for centuries by indigenous people predominantly for hunting but also more recently for sport and entertainment. Creating a cardboard boomerang is a fun way to keep children active, allow them to use their creativity, fine motor skills and teach them about Aboriginal culture. For a fun afternoon activity, follow the below […]

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Cooking with Kids – Pizza Smile’s

Ingredients 3 Light wholemeal English muffins ½ cup pizza sauce ½ cup pizza grated cheese ¼ green capsicum ¼ yellow capsicum ¼ red capsicum 7 pitted black olives Instructions Preheat oven to 190 c. Spray a baking tray with cooking spray. Slice the wholemeal English muffins length wise and place face up on the baking […]

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