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4 Tips to Inculcate Healthy Eating Habits

At Eskay Kids, a kindergarten in Springfield we emphasise the importance of good eating habits. A large number of children love to gorge on unhealthy food, this is a known fact. And, it becomes a herculean task to get them to eat healthy food as they often become fussy with their food. Parents play a […]

Help Your Young Children Reduce Screen Time

The technological revolution has led to many positive changes that we observe almost everyday. Such as, an easy spread of worldwide news, connectivity like never before and for children learning new things in new technological ways. However, as we consider it a blessing, there are equally as many negatives that go along with it. The […]

4 Reasons Why Reading is SO Important for Children

Reading has emerged an important activity that goes a long way in sharpening the brain. An ideal family day care must place a strong emphasis on reading. Effective reading skills can help a child perform better academically in the sense of developing their vocabulary, listening, reading and writing skills while also enhancing their imagination and […]

A New Spark …….. has ignited

Hi there, I’m Peta and I’m one of the Lead Educators at Karana Early Education Centre.  I wanted to share with you what’s been happening over the last few weeks here and I guess it’s safe to say that I’m just a little bit excited.  Or maybe the more appropriate word is inspired. You see….. […]


Focus: Howard Gardner – The Theory Of Multiple Intelligences The first theories on child development began to emerge in the 19th century with the publication of the work of Sigmund Freud, who based his theory on work undertaken with patients suffering from mental illness. Soon after, during the 20th century, theorists such as Jean Piaget, […]

5 Important Things Children Need to Learn at Kindy

As you start nurturing your child, there are many ways in which they will start to learn and grow. In saying this, it’s not universal, every child is different and develops in different ways and at different speeds. While your child will become increasingly eager to learn new things, it can be a huge help […]

How Do Children Learn Through Play?

All work and no play makes children tired, worn out and upset. So, why is play so important? Why can’t children just jump straight into learning? Or why can’t they just spend all day watching tv? In todays blog we are going to shed some light on the importance of play for children and how […]

Parent’s Guide to Home Distance Learning

Being a parent could be tough, but it has only become tougher during the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. As most of the world reels under a long lockdown, children (pre-school and otherwise) and their parents are faced with the challenge of home distance learning. Things can be overwhelming, but not too hard to grasp. Here is […]

Staying connected at Karana

What an interesting few weeks we’ve had recently at Karana. To say that things are challenging is an understatement, and here at Karana, we have hit the ground running and we are trying to do all we can to stay connected with our families in these times. We came across a couple of different platforms that we […]

My Home-Like Environment

When I was allocated a room for the year I was excited to be able to put a piece of me into our centre and to share my visions of a home like environment with the families in our centre. I was lucky enough to work in the room for the last few weeks of […]


Do you remember that special natural place you played in as a child? Under the house ….. In the back yard ….. On the beach ….. Down by the creek? Do you remember the joys of a muddy puddle? The excitement of playing in the rain? Looking at a butterfly? Watching ants? Making up games? ….. Believing that anything is possible? At Eskay Kids, authentic childhoods are our specialty!