Nature Warrior Blog

With so many gorgeous little shoes out there now it’s incredibly tempting to have our children rock out a cute little pair of kicks each and every day but these gorgeous outfit additions can actually get in the way of development in toddlers and children.

Barefoot for optimal benefit.

With so many gorgeous little shoes out there now it’s incredibly tempting to have our children rock out a cute little pair of kicks each and every day but these gorgeous outfit additions can actually get in the way of development in toddlers and children.

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STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century!

The mind that develops in nature.

STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving,…

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The Nature Play program covers so many different areas of learning and each on is as important as the other but this month I have noticed one emerging within many children that warms my heart. Conservation and care for country is something that is vitally important to me as an educator, a mum and a person.

Thinking of our wildlife.

The Nature Play program covers so many different areas of learning and each on is as important as the other but this month I have noticed one emerging within many children that warms my heart. Conservation and care for country is something that is vitally important to me as an educator, a mum and a …

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I ask that you take a moment to think about your experiences with mud, to really reach back to the sensory moments that evoked the giddy kind of happiness, excitement and even hilarious disgust that mud brought to your young life. The simple pleasure of playing in the mud extends into many parts of an individual’s growth.

The value of mud.

I ask that you take a moment to think about your experiences with mud, to really reach back to the sensory moments that evoked the giddy kind of happiness, excitement and even hilarious disgust that mud brought to your young life. The simple pleasure of playing in the mud extends into many parts of an…

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As 2018 comes to an end and 2019 brings promise of new beginnings and growth, I can’t help but smile with a warm sense of wonder and accomplishment. This has been our first year of my new role as “Nature Warrior” with more in-depth focus on Nature Play and building relationships with our environment. Whilst there have been considerable challenges there has also been phenomenal success.

A year past.

As 2018 comes to an end and 2019 brings promise of new beginnings and growth, I can’t help but smile with a warm sense of wonder and accomplishment. This has been our first year of my new role as “Nature Warrior” with more in-depth focus on Nature Play and building relationships with our environment….

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Today was without a doubt a remarkable day of learning for both the children and myself. From the large gate at the bottom of the Waratah yard April pointed out something she had spotted on the bush trail.

I honestly did not expect to find what April was pointing out…A Tawny Frogmouth. I called the rest of the Waratah children to the fence line and announced that there was a bird in the bush space. I was so proud of the response of the children, whilst excited they were also very considerate.

Unique experience.

Today was without a doubt a remarkable day of learning for both the children and myself. From the large gate at the bottom of the Waratah yard April pointed out something she had spotted on the bush trail.

I honestly did not expect to find what April was pointing out…A Tawny Frogmouth. I called…

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This morning I headed down to the shed to start my daily routine of keeping our yards looking beautiful. I like to take a moment each morning to take a deep breath while looking over our back paddock to ground myself and appreciate the unique environment we have. This morning I was greeted by one of our Muni (Yugambeh word for kangaroo) , he was enjoying the fresh grass our back paddock offers.

Kangaroo encounters

This morning I headed down to the shed to start my daily routine of keeping our yards looking beautiful. I like to take a moment each morning to take a deep breath while looking over our back paddock to ground myself and appreciate the unique environment we have. This morning I was greeted by one of…

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Today I enjoyed some one on one learning with David in the butterfly garden. David has shown great interest in the butterfly garden so when we were fortunate enough to receive a Richmond Bird wing Butterfly Vine from The River Keepers I decided this would be a great opportunity for one of our newest arrivals to make his mark on our butterfly garden.

Belonging and the butterfly garden.

Today I enjoyed some one on one learning with David in the butterfly garden. David has shown great interest in the butterfly garden so when we were fortunate enough to receive a Richmond Bird wing Butterfly Vine from The River Keepers I decided this would be a great opportunity for one of our newest…

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Welcome to the Nature Warrior Blog, a place where you can read about the amazing experiences the children at Kids World Gilston get to have in their day to day learning. Firstly let me introduce myself, my name is Kyra, and I am the one and only Nature Warrior. I am so fortunate to be working here at Kids World and have been given the privilege of becoming the Nature Warrior.

Nature Warrior Beginnings

Welcome to the Nature Warrior Blog, a place where you can read about the amazing experiences the children at Kids World Gilston get to have in their day to day learning. Firstly let me introduce myself, my name is Kyra, and I am the one and only Nature Warrior. I am so fortunate to be working here at…

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