December 1, 2022

Transitions and change

Deciding what to write for my last blog was a bit of a challenge until I was watching some children playing and realised that most of […]
November 24, 2022

GRIT is a life skill worth fostering!

My 2 year old granddaughter spent 20 minutes trying to do up the buttons on her pyjama shirt, rejecting any offers to help. (I was keen […]
October 7, 2022

Link between movement, screen time and executive functioning.

On seeing executive functioning in the title, I was recently prompted to read an article Children who move more and look at screens less have better […]
July 29, 2022

Anti-bias: what does it mean in practice.

Children’s picture books are a great way to bring up a topic you may wish to discuss including family values, beliefs and ways to respect diversity […]
June 16, 2022

Strategies to help children build self-regulation.

Self-regulation is the ability to control and direct one’s own feelings, thoughts, and actions. (Refer previous blog SELF-REGULATION – Mitchelton Pre-Schooling Centre ( This blog aims […]
May 20, 2022


We recently ‘played with parents’ at an Information Evening demonstrating why there is so much learning through play. While we were chatting afterwards, a parent asked […]
May 12, 2022


We’re all (MPC staff team) aware that if we’re able to accept the things we can’t change that our well-being will be enhanced, and stress will […]
March 11, 2022

Enough already! Disasters challenge resilience.

Many people are already working and living at a heightened level due to the Pandemic. Then there’s the war in Ukraine. Throw in another disaster like […]
March 3, 2022

The water came up and up and up and we had to get out!

What do children think about the recent flood event? Just like adults, they will all have different thoughts depending on what happened, their previous experiences, different […]