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8 Apr 2020

DIY Worry Dolls

Worry Dolls originated in Guatemala, but are now used across the globe as a way to support children's emotional development and provide comfort. 

In this activity, your child will learn to make their own worry doll - prompting creativity, strengthening fine motor skills and building emotional intelligence. Prompt your children to explain the doll they are creating through the process, and encourage deeper thought by asking questions. You can extend this activity to research more about the Guatemalan tradition of worry dolls through books or the internet. This activity can also prompt conversations on managing anxiety and fear.

Click on the program below to open a printable PDF version.
Enjoyed this activity? We have a range of Lifelong Learning at Home activity templates created by qualified early childhood educators and professionals for you to use at home!

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18 Dec 2020

Make sure your child receives Free Kindergarten in 2021

Great news for Victorian families - The Victorian Government has announced a free kindergarten scheme for Victorian children commencing January 2021.  
9 Oct 2020

"How was your day"?

Pick up time at the end of the day is such an exciting time – typically little faces light up when their parent or caregiver arrives. But how can families encourage meaningful conversations with their child?
15 Sep 2020

Languages of Lifelong Learning Centres

Children across our community thrive thanks to integrated language classes offered by passionate educators. Read how children can benefit from learning a second language.

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