A Is For Australia Learning Time

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A is for Australia by Frané Lessac 

This award winning alphabet book by Frané Lessac takes us on a ‘factastic’ trip around Australia. Discover new places and rediscover familiar ones, as you open this unique and informative picture book. Frané Lessac’s illustrations are bright and friendly with just the right amount of detail.
 

Key Message for Parents | Children Are Born Ready to Learn 

The structure of the brain begins to develop before birth and continues into adulthood. Children are constantly learning and the experiences a child has provides the blueprint for their future growth and development. 
At this age children are more curious than ever, seeking answers to questions, investigating and trying things out for themselves. Sometimes we don’t always have the answers, so be honest and tell your child, that you do not know and take the opportunity to find out the answer together. This engages the child in their own learning journey. Having access to a wide range of different experiences helps children to learn about the world around them. Share with parents a range of opportunities to explore in your city or town, for example, parks, museums, libraries, beaches and community centres. A useful link to share with parents living in Adelaide is www.playandgo.com.au which lists monthly activities such as theatre productions, festivals, exhibitions and other special events for children and families.
 

Learning Outcomes | Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners 

We can help children become confident learners by: 
  •  Creating conditions in which children are inspired to participate and learn. A beautiful environment, with sensory-based resources, toys and books generates wonder and curiosity 
  •  Providing play activities which develop a wide range of skills such as; fine and gross motor skills (holding a crayon, turning pages in a book, climbing, dancing etc.), cognitive skills (memory, imagination, focus and attention etc.) and social skills (sharing, interacting with other children and understanding feelings and emotions of others) 
  •  Posing questions that challenge and extend thinking skills and foster a sense of curiosity and inquiry. 
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