Welcome to the February Magazine
Speak About Speech
In this video, Holly explains the concept of Eliciting Speech Sounds to help your child with their development. If you have any questions or concerns about your child, please give us a call on (02) 4555 1870 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Holly is available to see children between the ages of 18 months – 16 years of age on Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am-4pm. If you would like to book your child in to see her, give us a call today.
February Book of the Month
We join Liz in reading “Be fabulous like a flamingo”
February Blog – What to Bring to Little Miracles
As we have all settled into the new year and into our new routines, it is important to make sure we remember to bring the necessary items to Little Miracles each day. This will help the day run smoothly and ensure that your child is set up for everything they need.
Every day we ask families bring a bag with the following items:
Bring your Little Miracles purple bucket hat with your child’s name clearly marked. You should have received one upon enrolment. It’s a great idea to add something special so that it can be easily recognised by your child. You might choose to stitch your child’s name, add a colourful ribbon or even an iron on picture. This also prevents hats from becoming lost or mixed up with another child’s hat.
If your child is wearing nappies, you will need to bring 5 or 6 nappies daily. They will need to be clearly marked with your child’s name and placed in their designated area. All un-used nappies will be returned and a marker will be available for use, just ask an educator nearby. Once your child transitions from toilet training, they will only require 1 nappy per day for rest time. The educators in the room will be able to guide you as this transition occurs.
For rest time please bring a set of cot sheets with your child’s name clearly marked. If required, a labelled rest nappy for rest is also required.
In your little one’s backpack please send with them at least one complete set of spare clothes named clearly marked in case your child gets dirty/wet during mealtimes or play experiences. Especially in summer when we occasionally engage in water play to cool down. You will also need to pack a full water bottle that can be placed in the drink bottle holders upon arrival. The educators will carry these wherever the children play so that water is available at all times throughout the day.
For the littlest ones in the Little Angels and Radiant Rainbows rooms, bottles and formula dispensers or breast milk with your child’s name clearly marked can be brought along each day. We are guided by you as to how much and when bottles are due so it is really important that you discuss with your room educators in the morning so they can ensure they follow on with your routine to make for a seamless transition between home and Little Miracles. The bottle register is an important form to complete each day and just as importantly, bottles must be labelled. Educators are unable to give milk bottles out if they are unlabelled, in order to adhere to the Food, Nutrition and beverage Policy, complying with national regulations.
Finally, we ask that you label ALL your child’s items. This helps to prevent losing any of your items. If items are left behind without a name on them, they will be placed into a lost property basket. We encourage you to check this regularly.
If you are after the quick list, this is what you’ll need each day, and feel free to discuss any questions with your room educators!
Labelled milk bottles
Full set of spare clothes
Hometime with Robbie and Susie
Join us as we continue to explore the ocean. Lauren shows us how to make and ocean sensory bottle and storytime with Anna is “Jinormous Jack”.
Playtime with Robbie and Susie
This month we revisit episode B of Playtime with Robbie and Susie.