Education Matters

Essential milestones for early learning

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 21, 2019 6:00:00 AM

A boy’s early learning years are a time of rapid development as he becomes inquisitive about the world around him, acquires new skills, and starts to explore his independence. It’s an exciting time, as he quickly develops and grows into a young boy. Development is the term used to describe the changes in a boy’s physical growth, as well as his ability to learn the social, emotional, behavioural, thinking and communication skills for life. We’ve put together a list of essential milestones for early learning:

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Topics: Early years, Early learning, Education

What excellent early years education should look like

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 16, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Early years education benefits your son in many ways. Australian research (Warren and Haisken-DeNew, 2013) has shown that children who attend preschool outperformed their peers by the time they reached Year 3. Based on NAPLAN scores, those that had early year/s pre-school education did particularly well in the domains of Numeracy, Reading and Spelling. Although most families understand the importance of early years education, for first-time parents, it can be difficult to determine which early education provider will be best suited to their child.

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Topics: Kindergarten at Trinity, Early years, Early learning, Junior School

Why it’s important to read to your child every night

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 14, 2019 6:00:00 AM

What happens in the first few years of a child’s life forms the foundations for the rest of his life. The early years of child development are a time where experiences irreversibly affect how the brain develops. Nurturing from a parent or a caregiver during this time supports healthy brain development and sets children up for success in school and in life.

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Topics: Literacy, Early years, Reading, Raising boys, Boys learning, Boys and literacy, Early learning

Why science is important in early childhood education

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 14, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Science builds our knowledge and understanding of the world, and allows us to create new technology and innovation and drive positive change and conservation.

There are many reasons why learning about science in early childhood education is essential. At the core, science provides the answers to many of the questions that young children ask, such as ‘Why is the sky blue?’ and ‘What makes the colours in a rainbow?’ It perfectly complements a child’s natural curiosity. As young children discover the world around them, the more they will learn about and develop a thirst for science.

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Topics: Early years, Academic excellence, Early learning, Education, Courses

Understanding childhood fears and how to deal with them

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 2, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Children can fear anything from monsters and dentists, to flies and water. It’s important to recognise that fear is a normal aspect of growing up. Broken down, certain fears tend to be common to particular age groups, though there are no hard and fast rules.

It is important to understand that not all fear is bad. You want your children to have a healthy avoidance of certain things like spiders, drugs, busy roads or even strangers. The key to understanding childhood fears, is to recognise that they are a normal part of your child’s development as he or she starts to learn more about the world. Children’s fears are likely to change over time. The key is to acknowledge the fear and help your child to face it rather than protect them from it.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Early years, Raising boys, Adolescence, Boys learning

Fine motor activities for preschoolers

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 17, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Fine motor skills involve the use of the smaller muscles of the hands. We use them in common activities such as getting dressed, opening lunch boxes and school bags or using pencils or scissors. The development of fine motor skills is important for children to carry out everyday tasks and gain a sense of independence. 

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Topics: Kindergarten at Trinity, Early years, Improve learning, Early learning, Education

Literacy games for primary-aged children

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 7, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Building a child’s literacy begins at birth and involves learning to speak, listen, read, understand, watch, draw and write. 

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Topics: Literacy, Parenting tips, Early years, Raising boys, Improve learning, Boys and literacy, Early learning

8 Benefits of Pre-Kindergarten

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 26, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Enrolling your son in Pre-Kindergarten is a big decision, and one that requires due consideration. Is it too soon? How do you know if your son is ready? Will it be beneficial? The list of questions is endless. 

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Early years, Boys learning, Early learning, Education

Why boredom is good for children

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 24, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Many parents will have encountered a bored child at some point in their parenting journey, especially on the back of school holidays! Out of guilt and impulse, our increasingly busy lifestyles can sometimes lead us to respond to children’s complaints of boredom with a never-ending list of suggestions and activities. However, this only serves to teach him to rely on external stimulus for entertainment. It also reinforces the constant societal need to appear ‘busy’. Sometimes, it’s OK for children to be bored. In fact, it can be a good thing!

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Topics: Parenting tips, All boys education, Fathering, Early years, Raising boys, Improve learning, Boys learning, Early learning

Teaching your son to share

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 28, 2018 6:00:00 AM

It can be challenging teaching your son to share, particularly in the early years, however it is a skill needed for play and learning throughout his childhood, and will follow through into the rest of his life. Sharing will allow your son to grow friendships and play cooperatively with his peers, as well as deepen his care and awareness of others.

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Topics: Parenting tips, All boys education, Trinity difference, Early years, Raising boys, Boys learning, Early learning, Education