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SUN SMART

Posted by Kelly Huntley on

Who Needs Sun Protection? Every child and adult needs sun protection. The lighter someone's natural skin colour, the less melanin it has to absorb UV rays and protect itself. The darker a person's natural skin colour, the more melanin it has. But both dark- and light-skinned kids need protection from UV rays because any tanning or burning causes skin damage. Avoid the Strongest Rays of the Day Try to stay in the shade when the sun is at its strongest (usually from 10 a.m. to 2p.m. in the southern hemisphere). If kids are in the sun during this time, apply...

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Team Work Poster

Posted by Kelly Huntley on

Great laminated poster to display in the staff room Element 4 Educators, co-ordinators and staff members work collaboratively and affirm, challenge, support and learn from each other to further develop their skills and to improve practice and relationships. Resource from www.pdfeducationsupplies.com.au

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MUD PLAY BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN

Posted by Kelly Huntley on

There is evidence suggesting that mud play is a basic biological need, and this type of play has many physical, psychological and emotional benefits for children. MUD MAKES YOU HAPPY – New research has shown that exposure to friendly soil bacteria (Mycobacterium Vaccae) stimulates the immune system causing the brain to release serotonin, the endorphin used to regulate mood.  MUD REDUCES  DEPRESSION – Given the link of the friendly bacteria in mud and its ability to make you happy, scientists say that regular exposure to mud will reduce a child’s vulnerability to depression.  MUD REDUCES ALLERGIES & ASTHMA SYMPTOMS –...

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