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   8th Feb 2010
A4K News No 122     
GREAT OPTIONS for Preschoolers with no parent involvement.

Glen Iris Gymnastics (VIC) offer "Little Gymnastics" for preschoolers aged 3 - 5 yrs.
The structured classes work on basic gymnastics movements combining fun and fitness. Little Gymnastics provides the opportunity for children to explore and develop their balance, coordination and agility.

preschoolers dancing

Dancentre in Bayside, VIC offers the perfect dance class for preschoolers. especially designed for 3 - 5 year olds by owner, Janine McGrath, DanceFun is a unique experience for active, creative children. DanceFun classes explore elements of movement using a play-based, thematic approach. Each week a theme is chosen to integrate basic concepts with physical skills, spatial awareness, coordination, language, music and free expression.

Yamaha Music  understand your child enjoys listening and responding to music. Music Wonderland for three and a half year old children captures this enthusiasm each week in a fun and engaging 45 minute lesson.

little kid playing tennis

Little Tackers Tennis is a preschooler tennis program run by Fairplay Tennis in Balmain, NSW.
Little Tacker classes are a great way for kids to develop strong hand eye co-ordination and it's FUN.

Have you seen our spotlight on Councils - check it out. We hope to roll out a new area every few weeks.

Twinkles Music and Dance classes for KIDS by Brightstars is the most incredible program for kids under 5. Not only will your child have loads of fun in the 45 minute dance and singing lessons set entirely to music, but they will also develop their gross motor skills....
A4K Quote of the week

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. . . As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
~ Audrey Hepburn ~

What's on this week for KIDS

Find some fun events and kids shows locally and further afield.

Let's Play Music
Let's Play Music in Townsville is the long-time dream of owner, Dee Kirkman. One of the most important aspects of Kindermusik is that all activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers are enjoyable programs with music, movement, singing and games. This way the child becomes familiar with the rhythm of music and the structure of language..

So they say
According to a new study, when reading to your child, there should be open discussions about the story all the way along if the child feels the need.  No more  "come on, let's just finish the story".  Makes good sense. Read full article here

Preschooler activities
GREAT OPTIONS for Toddlers and Preschoolers that requires parent involvement

Pandatime at North Turramurra
Pandatime presents a unique and balanced format combining song, percussion and dance in the music room, followed by activities in the kinder gym hall.

Kindy Roo and Babyroo in Brisbane helps your child to maximize their learning potential. KindyROO will show you how! From 6 weeks of age

Next NL - The difference between HD - Plasma - LCD blablabla  AND .........
Baby Karaoke at the Whitehorse-Manningham regional libraries.
Sing-along with simple songs and nursery rhymes. For parents and babies under 18 months. No bookings required just come along!

WINNER of our "term tuition" competition - Congratulations?

WIN the Angels and Demons DVD courtesy of Dad's Club

Why not see your preschooler dabble in a bit of Art - all the mess happens right there at Artspark  in Rozelle. The 2 to 3 year old class is designed for the parent and student to work together. An important part of the class is giving parents instruction on how to approach doing art with their children.

kids playing in the rain

Here's our Top 10 stay at home activities for a Rainy Day
Interesting info on the  Middle Child
The middle child often looks outside the family for meaning. Their parental ties are not always as strong as those of their siblings, but their social skills mean that they are rarely lonely and they usually manage good friendships.
Fran Molloy - journalist and Mum

Preschooler Activities

Websites we like for good ideas
Say Please - lunch box for your kids

Fathead - fantastic lifesize decals of your favourite characters and sports stars

Online shopping with huge discounts

Other websites we like
Congratulations to our Clarks Shoes Voucher winners:
Tina Atwood - 2074
Michelle Kingsley 4017
Christne Martin 3155

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