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In the journey of providing warmth and holistic care, the Educators at Apple Blossom Day Homes have had varied experiences. Take a look at what they have to say:

  • 08/06/2022 - Karmin Emerson 0 Comments
    Gross Motor

    This Educator found these wonderful hoops at the dollar store. Several of our homes use these in their programming and report they are a huge hit with the children and a wonderful way facilitate gross motor learning during the cooler days. Our Educators have reported using these for open ended games such as musical tag, hop scotch, and even Twister. 

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  • 01/06/2022 - Karmin Emerson 0 Comments
    Q-Tip Painting

    To help boost creativity and creativity, this Educator offered Q.Tips during this painting activity. By offering non-traditional painting supplies, children are able to fine tune their fine motor skills, seek out additional sensory experiences, and expirament with different textures. The end result is pretty cute too! 

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  • 25/05/2022 - Karmin Emerson 0 Comments
    Snack Time!

    Look at this creative idea for snack time in one of our day homes? These are cored apples topped with nut butter and a few chocolate chips/sprinkles to mimic donuts. We bet the children got a kick out of these and asked for seconds! 

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  • 18/05/2022 - Karmin Emerson 0 Comments
    Nature Walk

    During a nature walk, one of our Educators created these for the children to take with them. As they came across dandelions, the children picked them and placed them into the holes outlining their name. By the end of the walk, they had a beautiful boquet of flowers that also spelled out their names. This activity checks off all the boxes! Gross motor, fine motor, outside play, and education all in one. 

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  • 18/05/2022 - Karmin Emerson 0 Comments
    Loose Parts

    Did you know that loose parts play is a great resource to facilitate learning? When children play with loose parts, they are strengthening their sense of self and independence. Loose parts play is often child led and requires the imagination, critical thinking skills, and often keeps children engaged for longer periods of time.

    Check out the loose parts area one of our Educators has included into her programming! This Educator reported that the children were very excited about this invitation to play and could not wait to get started. It is so fun to watch all the different ways children use these items. They could be anything from a steering wheel, to a slice of bread. 

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  • 02/03/2022 0 Comments
    Affordability Grant and Subsidy

    Affordability Grant and Subsidy 

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  • 14/01/2022 0 Comments
    A Festive Surprise!

     

    One of our Educators set up this creative Christmas dramatic play space to surprise her day home children. The children were able to decorate their stockings to place on the mantle and decorate the tree together. Very festive and fun!

     

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  • 02/12/2020 0 Comments
    Play

     

    Play is the best possible way for your child to learn and grow. Our Educators provide lots of uninterrupted play opportunities so your child can grow and develop to their full potential.

     

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  • 01/12/2020 0 Comments
    Merry Christmas!

     

    We hope your family enjoys many happy moments over the holiday season. May your days be filled with love and laughter. All the best to you and yours!

     

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  • 01/12/2020 0 Comments
    Image of the Child

     

    Our Educators attended a conference this weekend surrounding the Emergent Curriculum. Check out the most common words they used to describe their image of the child! 

     

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  • 01/12/2020 0 Comments
    A Child’s Sense of Wonder

     

    Take a look at the following article that explains why a child’s sense of wonder is so important: https://rainorshinemamma.com/why-we-must-protect-and-nurture-our-childrens-sense-of-wonder/

     

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