24 May 2024

How Do Children Learn Respect?

Learning respect is a crucial aspect of a child’s development, shaping their interactions with peers, elders and individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Children naturally observe and mimic behaviours from their surroundings,.

24 Apr 2024

How Do You Raise a Child in a Multilingual Family? 

Beyond English, Australian homes speak and sing with the melodies of many languages. More than one-fifth (21 per cent) of Australians spoke a language other than English at home (source: Australian Bureau.

21 Mar 2024

How Would You Communicate with Your Toddler’s Teacher? 

As a parent, fostering open and effective communication with your toddler’s teacher is paramount to supporting your child’s development. Effective communication helps you maintain a pulse on your child’s progress, understand their.

20 Feb 2024

How Much Outdoor Playtime Should Toddlers Get Each Day? 

Outdoor playtime is vital for toddlers’ development. The Australian government and health organisations worldwide emphasise the importance of outdoor physical activity. Experts recommend a minimum of three hours of daily physical activity,.

22 Jan 2024

How Playtime Helps Develop Problem Solving Skills

Playtime is an essential aspect of a child’s development, particularly in nurturing their problem-solving skills. Through various forms of play, children learn to think critically, experiment and develop solutions to challenges, laying.

21 Dec 2023

Why are Cultural Incursions Good for Children? 

In a world that is increasingly interconnected and diverse, cultural incursions have become a vital part of children’s education. These activities (such as what we did here at Footsteps Early Learning Centre).