Brisbane Kids https://www.brisbanekids.com.au Brisbane for Kids. Activities, Events and Things to do. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:26:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.5 Circa Classes for Kids – Train in the same space as Circa’s world famous acrobats! https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/circa-classes-kids-train-space-circas-world-famous-acrobats/ https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/circa-classes-kids-train-space-circas-world-famous-acrobats/#respond Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:19:18 +0000 https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/?p=186893 Get fit and have fun with handstands, aerial silks, trapeze, juggling and more at the Circa Contemporary Circus Training Centre. Located in the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts (Level 3) in the heart of Fortitude Valley, Circa’s young people classes are appropriate for ages 3-15 and include a warm up, skills training and development ...

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Get fit and have fun with handstands, aerial silks, trapeze, juggling and more at the Circa Contemporary Circus Training Centre. Located in the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts (Level 3) in the heart of Fortitude Valley, Circa’s young people classes are appropriate for ages 3-15 and include a warm up, skills training and development and a cool down.

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Circus is a fun way to keep the kids active

Circa isn’t exactly the new kid on the block – the company has toured to an impressive 39 countries across its 20+ year history, and has been seen by over one million audience members worldwide. Circa is proud to call Brisbane home, and in addition to offering world class productions, opens up its studio on Saturdays for kids to learn everything they want to know about circus. There’s even an end of year performance where your children can show off what they’ve learn throughout

These structured classes cover a variety of fun apparatuses for kids, so if you know a little acrobat in training or someone who might be looking forward to climbing up the walls then this is a great pick – there’s even a free trial workshop available the week before, just so you can experience what a real workshop is like.

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Which Class?

Tiny Tumblers – For 3 to 5 year olds (and their grown ups!)

Circa’s Tiny Tumblers class is a fun introduction to circus for little ones and their grown ups. Through story telling, games and physical activities your child will learn about movement, listening, coordination and creativity. This parent and child class teaches rope & fabric climbing, acro balancing, mat tumbling, trampoline jumping, juggling, hula-hooping and trapeze swinging.

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For 5 – 15 Years:

Circa Base (Beginners)

The Circa Base class builds coordination, flexibility and a range of circus skills in the air and on the ground. This fun class is for participants who have had little or no experience in circus. It’s a great place to start if you are new to circus or are just wanting a fun class with the emphasis on learning basic circus skills and meeting new people in a fun and supportive environment.

Circa Middles (Intermediates)

Further develop your skills on the ground and in the air! This intermediate level class is aimed at participants who have spent more than two terms in a beginners (Circa Base) class, with the focus being on skill progression and technique. This class is great for those wanting a challenge and who are looking to improve skill level.

Circa Flyers (Advanced)

Finesse your circus skills both on the ground and in the air! Circa Flyer is an advanced class aimed at participants who have been attending circus classes for over a year and have recommendation by their trainer or those who have an extensive gymnastics or dance background. This class focuses technique, skill progression and specialty apparatus. The Circa Flyer class works as a feeder class into our Circa Zoo performance program.

To find out more about circus classes for kids in Brisbane with Circa, please visit http://circa.org.au/product-category/young-people/.

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READY STEADY GO KIDS BRISBANE https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/ready-steady-go-kids-brisbane/ https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/ready-steady-go-kids-brisbane/#respond Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:16:10 +0000 https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/?p=186850 At Ready Steady Go Kids, they are not just about sport. They encourage teamwork and sportsmanship, help build social skills, listening skills and concentration, but most of all they have lots of fun! Why choose Ready Steady Go Kids? Ready Steady Go Kids are Australia’s leading multi sports program for 1.5-6 year olds. They coach 10 different sports over ...

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At Ready Steady Go Kids, they are not just about sport. They encourage teamwork and sportsmanship, help build social skills, listening skills and concentration, but most of all they have lots of fun!

Why choose Ready Steady Go Kids?

Ready Steady Go Kids are Australia’s leading multi sports program for 1.5-6 year olds. They coach 10 different sports over 2 terms, which helps kids develop a broad range of skills. Children are introduced to the fundamentals of soccer, tennis, basketball, hockey, golf, AFL, rugby, athletics, cricket and T-ball. Their science-based program aims to enhance your child’s gross and fine motor skills, encouraging continued participation in sport and preparing them for the early school years.

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What is special about the classes?

Ready Steady Go Kids offers age-based classes. The program has been designed by a paediatric physiotherapist and occupational therapist so that the classes are structured to suit 4 different age groups, making sure that your child receives the best outcome for their developmental needs.

Furthermore, the Ready Steady Go Kids classes contain no more than 12 children and they have a 1:6 coach to child ratio. This ensures your child gets more attention with better learning outcomes.

Where are they located?

All classes are held indoors around Brisbane, currently on offer in the following suburbs:

  • Auchenflower
  • Bray Park
  • Carina
  • Morningside
  • Tennyson

Sports for kids

How do I book in?

You can book in on the website at readysteadygokids.com.au or call 1300 766 892 Monday to Friday 9am-4pm Melbourne time.

Ready Steady Go Kids also offer a FREE TRIAL so that you can go along and see the program in action.

Do they offer children’s parties?

Of course! Ready Steady Go Kids offers awesome parties for kids. Their qualified staff will provide a fun, safe and healthy party program including sport, fun activities and games. What’s more, they provide all the equipment, invitations and even a gift for the birthday boy or girl. So you don’t have to lift a finger! You can view all their birthday party packages online here.

For more information, visit readysteadygokids.com.au today!

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Family is to be treasured & celebrated | Katrina Christ Photography https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/family-treasured-celebrated-katrina-christ-photographer/ https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/family-treasured-celebrated-katrina-christ-photographer/#respond Tue, 18 Apr 2017 02:44:57 +0000 https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/?p=186770 Katrina Christ Photography specialises in family photography. They create gorgeous photos that make a positive impact on their clients’ lives. They’re experts in photographing families and guarantee that you will love what they create for you. Images of your family at all stages of life Katrina Christ Photography specialises in capturing images of families at ...

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Katrina Christ Photography specialises in family photography. They create gorgeous photos that make a positive impact on their clients’ lives. They’re experts in photographing families and guarantee that you will love what they create for you.

Images of your family at all stages of life

Katrina Christ Photography specialises in capturing images of families at all stages of their lives – ranging from pregnancy to newborn, toddlers to teenagers, parents to grandparents.

This is what they will do for you:

  • They travel to your home*. The photographer will shoot in the comfort of your own home, as children are more secure in their own environment and this makes it so much easier for you.
  • They will come at a time that is most convenient for you
  • They do beautiful natural makeup for mums
  • They will suggest what clothes look best
  • They will arrive early to talk to you and make your children feel comfortable
  • They will give you the time you need
  • You will have a sensational time
  • View & Order your photographs within a week of your photographic experience
  • Your photos will be finished and ready within 4 weeks

Katrina Christ Photographer

The importance of family photos

For a child growing up, seeing themselves in a family portrait on the wall confirms that they are, and always will be, part of a family and completely loved. When you photograph families, you’re recording part of their journey; their identity as a family unit, what they’ve been through together and their love for each other. Katrina Christ Photographer understands the power photography has in connecting family members, and capturing these moments for you, is why they do what they do.

Katrina Christ Photographer

Weekday Photo shoot $55 (normally $155)

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Testimonial

After hearing glowing reviews from friends, my husband & I booked Katrina to come to our house for a photo shoot after our first son was born. We really wanted to capture this precious time when our baby was a beautiful newborn. When Katrina arrived she instantly put us at ease (I’m a little photo-phobic!) and the shoot was so much fun!!! We laughed the entire time, and literally had tears when our cheeky mini schnauzer Gus kept trying to be included in the family pics. And of course Katrina captured all of this! The only tough part was choosing our favourite ones! Talk about being spoilt for choice. Thank you Katrina and your lovely team for the simply beautiful, natural and precious photos. Best investment ever!!” – Lucy

Katrina Christ Photographer

View some of the heirloom artwork already captured at www.katrinachrist.com.au, or call their team today on 07 38915885 to discuss. You can also visit their website to download their handy “Newborn Checklist”.

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Flutter the Fairy Live Stage Show | Petrie, North Brisbane https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/flutter-fairy-live-stage-show-petrie-north-brisbane/ https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/flutter-fairy-live-stage-show-petrie-north-brisbane/#respond Tue, 18 Apr 2017 02:15:54 +0000 https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/?p=186758 The highly popular children’s spectacular, Flutter the Fairy and the Magical Wishing Gems stage show, is pleased to be part of the upcoming Anywhere Theatre Festival, Old Petrie Town, located just 35-minute north of Brisbane’s CBD. Flutter the Fairy invites you to step into an enchanted wonderland that entertains families with original songs, dancing, and ...

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The highly popular children’s spectacular, Flutter the Fairy and the Magical Wishing Gems stage show, is pleased to be part of the upcoming Anywhere Theatre Festival, Old Petrie Town, located just 35-minute north of Brisbane’s CBD.

Flutter the Fairy invites you to step into an enchanted wonderland that entertains families with original songs, dancing, and all-round interactive 45-minute theatre experience suitable for all ages.

What audiences have to say

My kids were transfixed through the entire show. Flutter the Fairy had everyone singing and dancing the whole time; she certainly knows how to engage an audience. The giant bubbles were a huge hit, my kids were thrilled!” ~ Tanya, mum of two, Bridgeman Downs.

Flutter the Fairy

There will be ribbons to twirl and bubbles to pop, songs to play and a Greedy Goblin to stop

Come and make a day of it, enjoy the colourful Old Petrie Town country Sunday markets surrounded by ancient Moreton Bay fig trees and heritage buildings which all come to life from 8am-2pm. There is ample parking onsite to accommodate the family friendly pedestrian-only location.

Flutter the Fairy

Flutter the Fairy

Flutter the Fairy is the creative vision of Koby Lee, experienced singer/ songwriter/ entertainer, who solidified her passion for children’s entertainment six years ago, after the birth of her son. Her EP Mumma’s Lullabies, was her first step into the children’s market, and her inspiration kept flowing.

“The love you feel for your child is like no other, so pure and unconditional, so I started composing love songs for him. It was so easy! I just couldn’t help it!”

Lee’s vision then evolved into her hugely popular fairy character, Flutter, and her magical gems.

“My son and his friends all gravitated towards this mythical fairy character I created on YouTube who sang and danced her way through mischievous escapades in the enchanted forest. I knew I was onto something, so expanded into the children’s entertainment sector with Flutter the Fairy birthday parties, where I engage party guests in a two-hour adventure. They turned out to be a huge hit!”

Lee is now taking Flutter to the stage with all new original music and proprietary content, spreading fun, joy and harmony to a wider audience.

Flutter the Fairy and the Magical Wishing Gems does not disappoint” says Tanya. “I saw it last year at the Redcliffe Outdoor Amphitheatre and it was amazing. The quality of the production, and the professional stage set made for a really unique experience.”

Lee’s music background is evident throughout the show, with her pop-inspired original songs enjoyed by both kids and adults.

“It’s important to me to create something spectacular. The songs that I have written for Flutter are technically children’s songs but they are commercially driven pop songs because that’s how I write. I LOVE what I do. The audience picks up on that, and loves it too!”

With catchy pop songs, a colourful stage presentation and professional interaction with the audience, this show creates a magical event for children of all ages.

Flutter the Fairy and the Magical Wishing Gems – Show Details & Ticket Prices

Flutter the Fairy and the Magical Wishing Gems will be performed at Wantok Multicultural Centre, Old Petrie Town, 901 Dayboro Road, Whiteside, on Sundays 7th, 14th and 21st of May 2017 at 11am. This site is pram and wheelchair accessible.

Tickets are $15 per person, and can be booked online at www.anywheretheatre.com/flutter. Merchandise will also be available to buy on the day, with professional fairy photos on offer after the shows on 7th and 21st May.

Flutter the Fairy

Flutter the Fairy Birthday Parties

Flutter the Fairy (or Ettie the Elf) is also available for birthday parties, which includes two hours of non-stop entertainment. Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.

Please email info@flutterthefairy.com.au or phone Koby Lee on 0410 423 263 for further details, or check out FlutterTheFairy.com.au. You can also keep up to date with Flutter the Fairy on her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Flutterthefairy/.

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Mathamazing at The Sciencentre | April to September 2017 https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/mathamazing-sciencentre-april-september-2017/ https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/mathamazing-sciencentre-april-september-2017/#respond Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:55:53 +0000 https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/?p=186657 Attached to the Queensland Museum at South Bank is the Sciencentre. It’s a fantastic destination for families, with many displays that allow visitors to get hands-on and experience science at work. As well as the exciting permanent exhibits on offer at the Sciencentre, temporary exhibitions regularly transform the space. The current exhibition, aimed at children ...

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Attached to the Queensland Museum at South Bank is the Sciencentre. It’s a fantastic destination for families, with many displays that allow visitors to get hands-on and experience science at work. As well as the exciting permanent exhibits on offer at the Sciencentre, temporary exhibitions regularly transform the space. The current exhibition, aimed at children in grades 6 and above, is Mathamazing – a collection of activities and challenges that explore mathematical concepts such as measurement, problem solving, shapes, probability and more.

Queensland Sciencentre

What is on offer at Mathamazing?

A total hands-on experience, Mathamazing features a variety of activities that pose questions and challenges to visitors. Touchscreens ask ‘What is the shortest distance you can fly across the world and back again, stopping at predetermined cities?’, giant games challenge users to navigate a maze of coloured dots with an oversized rectangular prism, and balance scales test to work out the mass of an object. One hilarious challenge sees two people trying to untangle themselves from an intertwined set of rope manacles. The way that Mathamazing poses these mathematical challenges makes for an entertaining and fun learning experience; one that is guaranteed to instill a curiosity that will continue long after you have left the Sciencentre for the day.

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Mathamazing for kids of all ages

Although it may be aimed at older children, younger Brisbane Kids can also have a great time exploring Mathamazing. Both my 7 year old and my 10 year old equally enjoyed the challenges posed in the dozens of displays that form part of this exhibition. As every single element of Mathamazing features hands-on activities for visitors, it provides a wonderful challenge for younger children to get involved in and learn, with opportunities for older siblings to guide and teach. In my opinion, the best part of a visit to the Sciencentre is that participating in the activities is providing educational experiences for all ages in fun and exciting ways that simply don’t feel like learning!

WARNING: Your children will want to stay at the Sciencentre FOREVER, so be sure to allow plenty of time (I’d recommend at least two hours) to explore the entire Mathamazing exhibition and the remainder of the long-standing activities.

Queensland Sciencentre

The Sciencentre’s permanent exhibits

A visit to the Sciencentre to see Mathamazing would not be complete without also checking out the other permanent exhibits. This area can bring a lot of enjoyment to children (and adults!) of all ages, with one of the most popular areas being the optical illusions corner. Brisbane Kids absolutely love seeing their heads on a platter and sitting at the giant table where they appear as even tinier humans. The running track and ball toss, often rowdy, are irresistible to Brisbane Kids keen to beat their friends’ fastest speeds.

Queensland Sciencentre

Mathamazing Ticket Prices

Admission to the Mathamazing exhibition is included in the Sciencentre ticket prices, which are as follows (as of 13th April 2017) –

  • Adult: $14.50
  • Concession/Full-time Student: $12.50
  • Child (3-15) (must be accompanied by an adult 18+) $11.50
  • Family ticket: (2 Adults/Concessions & up to 4 Children) $44.50

Prices include booking fees.

Mathamazing Opening Times

The Sciencentre is open daily from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm, excluding Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. On ANZAC Day the Sciencentre opens from 1.30 pm. Tickets are sold until 4pm to allow plenty of time for you to enjoy the activities on offer before the centre closes.

Mathamazing at the Sciencentre runs from 1st April to 3rd September 2017. The Sciencentre is located on level 1 of the Queensland Museum building, corner of Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Brisbane. To find out more, please click here.

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Sticks Stones Broken Bones @ QPAC | May 2017 https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/sticks-stones-broken-bones-qpac-may-2017/ https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/sticks-stones-broken-bones-qpac-may-2017/#respond Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:14:53 +0000 https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/?p=186533 QPAC presents Sticks Stones Broken Bones at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in May 2017. Sticks Stones Broken Bones After touring the world and selling out shows in Edinburgh, Tokyo, Dubai, Beijing, NYC, Amsterdam and London, the extremely talented team from Bunk Puppets are returning to Brisbane with their unique, hilarious and delightful shadow puppet ...

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QPAC presents Sticks Stones Broken Bones at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in May 2017.

Sticks Stones Broken Bones

After touring the world and selling out shows in Edinburgh, Tokyo, Dubai, Beijing, NYC, Amsterdam and London, the extremely talented team from Bunk Puppets are returning to Brisbane with their unique, hilarious and delightful shadow puppet show.

The talented team manage to use everyday household items household items, old toys, bits of fluff and bits of card, and then transform them into live cartoons on screen. With all of the puppetry performed in front of the screen, the audience gets a cheeky peek into how the magic is made.  And like watching a magician sharing his secrets the audience is instantly captivated and in awe as our eyes move between the puppeteer who manoeuvres these simple objects before light and the brilliant characters and tales they portray on the screen.

The puppeteer in this Australian production,  himself is a masterful performer.  He moves seamlessly between creating different objects comically for the audience before the light is flicked, the music starts and the audience is transformed into yet another magical shadow play using the newly created props.  The plays themselves are enchanting.  Short but sweet and in some places dark and disturbing but always with humour and beauty.

The show includes 12 shadow puppet characters that Brisbane Kids will be delighted to meet and be entertained by including flying chickens, brain transplants and sneaky ninjas making the show appeal to to all ages – including adults. Early on in the show it may seem quite dark as one of the first shadow plays sees one character performing a brain transplant on another.  This is all done with great humour though and as the show progresses the fun, imagination and playful themes take over and wow the audience with a show they will have been glad they took the whole family to see.

Sticks Stones Broken Bones Performances

All shows will be held in Studio 1 at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Corner of Melbourne and Grey St, South Brisbane.

  • Wednesday 3rd May @ 10am and 12pm
  • Thursday 4th May @ 10am and 12pm
  • Friday 5th May @ 10am and 12pm
  • Saturday 6th May @ 10am and 12pm

The performance is 50 minutes in duration and does not include an interval.

It is recommended for Brisbane Kids aged 4 years and over.

Sticks Stones Broken Bones Ticket Prices

All tickets to Sticks Stones Broken Bones are $15

Please note a transaction fee of $6.95 applies per transaction

Tickets are on sale now!

For more information and to book tickets click here 

To find out more about the shows that are coming to Brisbane that your Brisbane Kids will absolutely love, take a look at the Brisbane Kids Upcoming Shows page or sign up to the Brisbane Kids Weekly Newsletter.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert | Brisbane October 2017 https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/harry-potter-chamber-secrets-concert-brisbane-october-2017/ https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/harry-potter-chamber-secrets-concert-brisbane-october-2017/#respond Mon, 10 Apr 2017 06:01:35 +0000 https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/?p=186523 To the delight of Harry Potter fans, The Queensland Symphony Orchestra will perform the music from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ™ live in concert at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on Saturday 7th October 2017. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ™ in Concert After the sell out success of Harry ...

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To the delight of Harry Potter fans, The Queensland Symphony Orchestra will perform the music from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ™ live in concert at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on Saturday 7th October 2017.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ™ in Concert

After the sell out success of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™ Live in Concert in April 2017, The Queensland Symphony Orchestra are coming back together again to bring another Harry Potter movie to life! Join the Queensland Symphony Orchestra for a magical evening of live music as they perform John Williams’ original score for the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ film. In an Australian-first, this much-loved movie will play on a giant high definition screen as the orchestra performs the Grammy Award nominated score live. As the music plays, the audience will follow Harry, Hermione, Ron, Lord Voldemort, Dumbledore and all the Harry Potter characters as Harry continues his journey at into wizardry at his second year at Hogwarts.  Watch in amazement as cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter as the adventures of Harry Potter continue.

This show is sure to entertain Harry Potter fans of all ages and cause goosebumps as the live music adds an extra element to the popular film which will make it a must see Harry Potter experience.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ™ is rated PG. Parental discretion is advised.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © and ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s16)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ Performance

This special concert will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Corner of Merivale Street and Glenelg Street, South Bank.

  • Saturday 7th October 2017 at 1.30pm and 7.30pm

The performance is 3 hours in duration including a 20-minute interval.

Ticket Prices for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert

  • Platinum: $109
  • A Reserve: $99
  • B Reserve: $89
  • C Reserve $59
  • D Reserve $49 (sight restricted)
  • Family A Reserve $299 (4 tickets)
  • Family B Reserve  $269 (4 tickets)
  • Family C Reserve : $149 (4 tickets)

Booking fee: from $6.60 per transaction applies on all purchases. The actual service and handling fee may vary depending on the venue and method of delivery.

Tickets are on sale now!

For more information and to book tickets click here or call the Queensland Symphony Orchestra on (07) 3833 5044.

To find out more about the shows that are coming to Brisbane that your Brisbane Kids will absolutely love, take a look at the Brisbane Kids Upcoming Shows page or sign up to the Brisbane Kids Weekly Newsletter.

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Sparrow Early Learning Brighton https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/sparrow-early-learning-brighton/ https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/sparrow-early-learning-brighton/#respond Fri, 31 Mar 2017 03:12:18 +0000 https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/?p=184842 Sparrow Early Learning Brighton has been a part of the Brighton community for more than 24 years. The centre provides high quality programs which focus on the children’s interests and abilities. They cater for children aged 6 weeks to school age, and have a Kindergarten program on site with a qualified Early Childhood Teacher. Sparrow ...

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Sparrow Early Learning Brighton has been a part of the Brighton community for more than 24 years. The centre provides high quality programs which focus on the children’s interests and abilities. They cater for children aged 6 weeks to school age, and have a Kindergarten program on site with a qualified Early Childhood Teacher. Sparrow Early Learning Brighton is situated in the quiet streets of Brighton, just a couple of blocks away from the waterfront.

Sparrow Early Learning Brighton

Strong Family Focus

With a very family orientated service, some of Sparrow Early Learning Brighton’s own educator’s children and grandchildren currently attend the service. Their long term staff of educators have a strong connection to the centre, with 5 educators having been at the service over 10 years. This sense of family sees generations of families return to the centre. In fact, one of Sparrow Early Learning Brighton’s current educators actually attended the service herself when she was 2 years old!

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The Sparrow Early Learning Brighton centre

Once an old community Church, when you walk in to Sparrow Early Learning Brighton you feel like you are home. Their 4 large and unique rooms and spacious shady natural playgrounds encourage children to explore and learn every single day they attend the centre.

Sparrow Early Learning Brighton

Educational Program

Sparrow Early Learning Brighton’s educational programs are devised around children’s interests, needs and abilities, and are guided by the Early Years Learning Framework along with the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines. Their Kindergarten children use the ELLA program, which introduces languages via digital apps. The staff at SEL Brighton believe that children learn best through play and, as such, experiences and activities are facilitated in this way. The centre has large outdoor play spaces that provide a range of areas for play, and endless opportunities for children to create, explore and learn in.

Sparrow Early Learning Brighton is a very unique service in both look and feel. For your home away from home, visit and see what sets them apart. You will not find another service like Sparrow Early Learning Brighton within the 4017 area.

Sparrow Early Learning Brighton is located at 10 Nathan St, Brighton.

To find out more, including how to enrol your child at Sparrow Early Learning Brighton, please visit www.sparrowearlylearning.com.au/sparrow-early-learning-brighton, or phone 07 3269 1242.

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Early Learning World – Letterland Phonics Classes (Grange) https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/early-learning-world-letterland-phonics-classes/ https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/early-learning-world-letterland-phonics-classes/#respond Fri, 31 Mar 2017 01:23:19 +0000 https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/?p=183684 Letterland is a unique, multi-sensory phonics program which has been teaching children aged 3.5—5 years valuable pre-reading skills for over 40 years.  Recent brain imaging research suggests that Letterland is so successful because it is able to link phonic information directly to a child’s long-term memory. Letterland features which make it so special include: Friendly ...

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Letterland is a unique, multi-sensory phonics program which has been teaching children aged 3.5—5 years valuable pre-reading skills for over 40 years.  Recent brain imaging research suggests that Letterland is so successful because it is able to link phonic information directly to a child’s long-term memory. Letterland features which make it so special include:

  • Friendly letter characters provide strong visual memory cues so children learn and retain phoneme/grapheme correspondences quickly
  • Daily blending and segmenting activities make word-building fast and effective
  • Focused multi-sensory activities activate all learning channels
  • A wide range of learning resources, including story books, activity books, flashcards and CDs, ensures Letterland can grow with your child

Why Phonics Instruction is Important

Scientific studies have consistently found that explicit systematic phonics instruction is the most effective way to teach children how to read. Without it, some children will end up having serious reading difficulties. Phonics instruction teaches children the sounds made by individual letters and how to blend these sounds together to make a word (eg the sounds k, a, t makes ‘cat’). This type of phonics teaching is often referred to as “synthetic phonics”.

Phonics instruction is important because it teaches children how to decode letters into their respective sounds, a skill that is essential for them to read unfamiliar words by themselves. As most parents know, reading underpins achievement across the curriculum. Children who read accurately and confidently in the early years of school tend to have higher achievement in all areas. Such is the effectiveness of phonics instruction that the Federal government has recently mandated that it be explicitly and consistently taught in all Australian schools from the child’s very first year, with a mandatory phonics screening test in Year 1.

So, if you’d like to give your preschooler a great head start to Prep, register now with Letterland!

Letterland Early Learning World

Letterland Introduction Classes

Letterland’s interactive classes on Brisbane‘s north side are 45 mins long and run for 9 weeks during the school term. In the first half of class your child will learn letters and their sounds. They will dress up, sing songs and become familiar with the fun, engaging Letterland characters such as Annie Apple and Clever Cat. In the second half your child will sit down to their own drawing and craft activity where they will practice letter formations, sounds and have fun pasting and colouring. Each term covers 13 letters and includes revision.

Parental participation is not required.

Letterland in Brisbane

Letterland phonics classes are now available at Grange in Brisbane!  Having successfully operated Letterland classes on Sydney’s Lower North Shore for over 15 years, Early Learning World has now expanded to bring this unique program to Brisbane Kids!

Classes in Grange are located at:

Grange Baptist Church Hall

197 Wilston Rd (cnr Carberry St)

Grange

The church hall has recently been refurbished and is conveniently located close to shops so parents can relax with a coffee during the class.

Letterland Early Learning World

The Teaching Staff at Letterland

Margaret, who has an extensive background in education and training backed by a number of qualifications including BA (Ed) and MPET, is the teacher and Director of Early Learning World. She finds helping children to learn truly inspiring, and has been an enthusiastic Letterland advocate ever since her eldest son attended classes as a preschooler.

Parent Testimonials

Thank you both so much for all your work with the boys – we cannot thank you enough. l believe that sending our boys to school knowing the letters, phonics and sounds will give them great confidence and really set them up for success in the classroom, and a life long love of reading and writing.  We will certainly recommend Letterland to everyone and wish you all the best.” – Rebecca, parent of Rocco & Massimo (term 4, 2016)

How to Book

For more information regarding Letterland or to make a booking, please visit www.elw.com.au.

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EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION IN BRISBANE:

ABC radio (612AM) announced this morning that there is a major weather event this afternoon in Brisbane. FLASH FLOODING EXPECTED. All schools have been closed. They have urged employers to tell people to stay home. Stay off the roads and be safe!

  • Keep a radio on to stay up to date too.
  • Stay off the roads.
  • Prepare your homes as best you can and talk to your kids about staying away from flood waters Talking to kids about storm safety and getting prepared for storm season

School Closures in Brisbane

Shool closures are unprecedented but is an indication of how serious this situation is going to get. All schools have unique ways of communicating so if your children are already at school, please use that method of communication. Your children will be cared for and no child will be left alone at school at the end of the day. REPEAT: If your children are already at school, they will be cared for but you should be taking steps if possible to collect them early.

7.40am: BREAKING: All schools from Agnes Water to the NSW border and out west to Nanango will be closed today due to wild weather. If you have already dropped your kids off they will be cared for but offices are being advised to close early so parents can collect their kids. The weather is going to get a lot worse- Don’t be fooled by this morning- this is going to get a lot worse!!!!

More info: http://closures.det.qld.gov.au/

Weather warnings: http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/

More – South East dam levels rising: https://yhoo.it/2nhGP4e

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