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About Kidz-Fiz-Biz

Marlene Rattigan is teacher in Early Childhood & of English as a Second Language & from 1987-2000 was an accredited fitness leader.

Merry Christmas!

This will be the last Kidz Newz for 2017. The next newsletter will go out in February. Meantime, have a well-earned break.   Advertisements

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Wake Up It’s Christmas!

I was looking after my three year-old granddaughter yesterday and we were listening to some Christmas music. We both decided we really liked a piece of music by Peter Combe called ‘So Far Away’ from his album ‘Wake Up It’s … Continue reading

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When Fundamental Movement Is Not Fundamental

I have written many times about the importance of movement (Kidz Newz numbers 62, 71, 72, 112, 139, 148 and especially 154 – go to the archive to access any of these. Nevertheless, it is worth defining it more closely. … Continue reading

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The Importance of Sensory Play

I was in China recently to attend my granddaughter’s 100-day ceremony and also to catch up with my niece, Belynda Seale (aka Bim), who has gone back there to live. She is writing a book on teaching (ECE) in a … Continue reading

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Who’s Listening When You Think No one Is?

One of the many hats I wear is that of editor and proof-reader. While in Melbourne last week I caught up with a client whose book has just been launched. She posted an amazing and insightful comment on LinkedIn which … Continue reading

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Robots in the Classroom

I love robots and especially the notion of them doing the housework (although will the budgie disappear up the vacuum cleaner or the cat be run over?) and in the workplace they are already making their mark. I was reading … Continue reading

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Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

I had the pleasure of seeing this documentary recently and can’t recommend it highly enough. Do yourself a favour and go and see it. This is about music transcending culture, race, creed and politics. As one of the ensemble said, … Continue reading

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