All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Bonkers Beat Music Kinder & Childcare’

christmas in childcare

New ways to get festive this Christmas

In the lead up to Christmas, we are often all looking for new ways to celebrate. Christmas in childcare is an exciting time – after all, no one anticipates the arrival of Christmas morning quite like young children! As early childhood educators, we get to contribute to that excitement and can help them create something special to share with their families. If you’re looking …

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music program

Music and art make all the difference

We’ve said it before and we will continue to tell the world: the more we share music with children, the better off they will be! A primary school in Bradford, England was in the news last month because of the incredible turnaround in their children’s results — the key to success? All children get up to six hours of music …

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engaged educators

Wellbeing and Engagement – A Valuable Relationship

Engaged educators are inspired, motivated, productive and happy in the workplace. These are qualities that are vital to creating a learning and care environment for children to flourish. These qualities of an engaged educator enable them to do the best job possible at enhancing children’s wellbeing too. So how do you engage educators? Start with educators wellbeing. The Essential Links …

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early childhood education

Happy Birthday, Bonkers! – How Far We’ve Come

This month Bonkers the Monkey – the star of Bonkers Beat – is celebrating his birthday. There’s nothing quite like a birthday to reflect on life… What you’ve achieved and the goals you have for the future. Same goes for Bonkers the Monkey! Here’s a look at what Bonkers has achieved over the years, why he loves early childhood education …

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Say it with a poem this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day poems can be one of the most treasured, meaningful gifts a mum can receive from her child. Mother’s Day art, craft and morning/afternoon tea are all wonderful inclusions in Mother’s Day celebrations, but this year we’re focusing on poetry for the occasion. Mother’s Day Poetry – The benefits The benefits of poetry for children are many and varied. …

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Getting screen time right for young children in 2017

Sometimes it feels as though screens are all around us. From iPads and tablets to phones, television screens to computers. Children in particular are drawn to the glow of a screen – some children can become very attached to them. While technology like these various devices can have some benefits, like facilitating certain learning experiences, the fact is we really …

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Helping Children to Understand and Support Peers with Autism

Over 200,000 Australians are living with autism. That’s around 1 person out of every 100 people, with the condition four times more likely in boys than girls. Needless to say, spreading awareness and acceptance of autism is really important for all communities. That includes ensuring we all – including children – have an understanding of what autism is and how …

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Celebrate Easter

Celebrate Easter with Creativity, Music & Nature

Easter is fast approaching and for many centres that means lots of children getting excited about the Easter bunny visiting! If you celebrate Easter in early childhood, this blog has plenty of ideas for you. As Easter’s dates are not fixed, it can be a trickier one to keep track of. Here are the dates at a glance for you to …

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empower children

5 Reasons to Empower Children (and 5 Ways to do it)

Whether you’re a parent or you work with children, we all want the best outcomes for children. We want to see these young people flourish and reach their full potential. Of course there are countless factors to consider in children’s lives, but today we’re going to explore one particularly powerful element that can have an impact. What is empowerment? The …

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Poetry Impacts Children’s Development

3 amazing ways poetry impacts children’s development

It’s no surprise that at Bonkers Beat we LOVE music. Along with a beat and some fun instruments, music often includes lyrics or can be based around poems. For children’s songs these rhyming words focus on a message or a subject that they can relate to, escape within, express feelings through or simply enjoy. On Tuesday 21 March, World Poetry …

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