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Healthy Meals For Children: Meals for Every Type of Eater

Make healthy meals for children that the whole family can eat. When you sit down to dinner, show your children that eating the right food is good for them and you too. You can also make eating healthy meals more enjoyable by preparing it together. Young, growing bodies need proper nutrition as nutrients develop babies' [...]

2019-07-09T02:30:37+00:00July 16th, 2019|Articles|

Natural Remedies for Children: Try These Before Resorting to Pharmaceutical Drugs

When our children have a runny nose or cough, we only want to make them feel better. What can we do to ease their discomfort? Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as applying the same medicines that work for us but in smaller doses. Natural remedies for children are often better. Advice from Australia’s Therapeutical Goods [...]

2019-07-09T01:55:18+00:00July 9th, 2019|Articles|

How to Become an Early Childhood Teacher

Are you interested in working as an Early Childhood Teacher (ECT)? Under the National Quality Framework (NQF), individuals working in an early learning centre must hold recognised qualifications. At Petit Early Learning Journey, you need a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (or equivalent). This is also true when applying to lead our approved kindergarten program as [...]

2019-06-26T19:59:06+00:00June 26th, 2019|Articles|

25 Must-have Children’s Books for Ages 2-5

Picture books promote a love for learning. You can start reading aloud to your child before they're two. It will stimulate their development and ignite their imagination. Much of the enjoyment of a children's book comes from reading it aloud. Children's picture books combine images and symbols with words, pop-ups, sounds and textures to create [...]

2019-06-22T00:57:29+00:00June 25th, 2019|Articles|

Top 10 Free Activities for Children in SE Queensland

We often hear parents wonder where to take their children on weekends and holidays. No matter where you are in Australia, there are plenty of things to do that won’t empty your bank account. This month, we’ve chosen our Top 10 Free Activities for Children in SE Queensland. If you’re near our Petit Early Learning [...]

2019-06-11T09:00:21+00:00June 11th, 2019|Articles|

Why Art Matters: 5 Reasons Children Need Exposure to Art

As parents, we’re proud of the splatters and swirls of paint that decorate our child’s art. We’ll stick a drawing on the refrigerator and share another over social media. While you appreciate their effort and think about the meaning, do you ever wonder why art matters? How you view art and its role in your [...]

2019-06-22T00:21:04+00:00June 4th, 2019|Articles|

10 Practical Approaches For Fussy Eaters

How do you deal with a fussy eater? When a child refuses to eat, mealtimes turn gloomy. The increased pressure to finish what’s on the plate increases your child’s anxiety, not to mention your own. And no one looks forward to sitting down to have a family meal when the room is strained. Don’t stress! [...]

2019-05-28T09:00:53+00:00May 28th, 2019|Articles|

Why Early Childhood Professional Development is Critical

Are you a leader? Participating in early childhood professional development is an excellent step towards becoming a leader in your sector. There are many reasons for Educators in early learning to participate in professional development. Developing leadership skills is one. With so many changes in the early childhood sector, especially with the introduction of the [...]

2019-06-18T19:13:14+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Articles, Culture|