The Learning Sanctuary

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Hospital Incursion at Park Orchards

Recently the Preschool room at The Learning Sanctuary Park Orchards has been exploring the topic of doctors and hospitals. The children have been exploring this topic in their dramatic area through role play, transforming their area into a doctor’s office, researching and investigating during group time discussions and during creative experiences in the art area. …

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Moon Sand

For a fun alternative to the standard playdough recipe, why not try Moon Sand! The texture can go from crumbly to smooth with just a little manipulation – just like wet sand. This is a fantastic sensory experience for your little ones and only requires 3 ingredients! Ingredients 2 cups of Cornstarch ½ cup of …

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Chocolate Bark

This sweet treat is perfect to prepare with or for your children! Our Chocolate Bark recipe is dairy free and a wonderful activity to include maths and measurement into a fun cooking experience. Layer the bark with any toppings you like and personalise each piece. A great, alternative gift for Easter.  Ingredients ½ cup coconut …

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Fun Sun Catchers

These sun catchers are a great idea to get your little one’s hands crafting, excellent for fine motor skill development! This can be used as indoor activity, as there is no glue and best of all, no mess! They make a lovely gift idea and can be made into any shape that your little one enjoys; we made a …

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Preparing your child for school

From very early on, you have provided your child with opportunities to explore, discover their interests, develop self-awareness, observe those around them, tackle change and build resilience. These are all treasured moments in your child’s life and build on further opportunities they will experience in their learning journey. Experiences in their Kindergarten or Preschool year …

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Getting your child ready for the next step

Throughout your child’s early year’s journey, you will have seen so many exciting milestones achieved already. Sending your child off to ‘big’ school can be a daunting task. Everything your child has learned so far has prepared them to continue on their learning journey. A Kindergarten or Preschool program will further provide your child with …

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DIY wrapping paper!

Often when a child receives a gift they are thrilled and shriek with excitement whilst playing with… the wrapping paper. Children just have this intense fascination with wrapping paper and presents. The idea of gift giving and receiving is one we learn and enjoy from a young age. Why not make your gifts that little …

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