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May 14, 2020

Taming Butterflies

Children returning to kindy was a recent Queensland Government announcement. At MPC, we’re getting better at listening to and making adjustments to new announcement. What a […]
April 15, 2020

With Covid-19 restrictions I’ve been prompted to think about two burning questions….

My two questions… Q 1. What’s really important for children right now? Q 2. What will children remember? I’m also very concerned about the pressure on […]
April 3, 2020

Screen time in this new world!

I have to fess up that technology and I have a love/hate relationship and moderating my screen time is generally not a concern. However, now that […]
March 20, 2020

Resilience is a choice.

When this passed my inbox this morning, I found it a powerful reminder that we do have choices as to how we respond to everything. Not […]
March 13, 2020

Coronavirus: when is too much media too much for children?

Yes, we need to be updated and aware of the latest evidence-based release of information but how much of what we’re hearing is “secondary infection of […]
February 7, 2020

Separation and resilience….

Starting kindy can be much anticipated by some children and dreaded by a few. Some children (and parents) are not very experienced in saying good-bye to […]
November 22, 2019

Children’s voices versus Christmas glitz

With only a few weeks of kindy remaining, does the curriculum change? Do we change the balance of our co-constructed curriculum where both adults and children […]
November 1, 2019

My child is worried about going to school.

Some children breeze through transitions and changes, others need support and a small percentage tie themselves up in knots with extreme worry. All responses are valid. […]
October 18, 2019

The Meeting of the tribes!

Joint play outside over both playgrounds. We have started ‘the meeting of the tribes’ where all children from the three groups have an opportunity to choose […]