Sensory painting (1 - 2 year olds)
Sensory painting (1 - 2 year olds)

Discovering the world through new sensations is part of all early years children's learning journey.

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Colour mixing eye dropper painting (3 - 4 year olds)
Colour mixing eye dropper painting (3 - 4 year olds)

Practice early penmanship skills while creating art!

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Tie-dye (2 - 3 year olds)
Tie-dye (2 - 3 year olds)

Through the process of tie-dying this activity might just spark your child's curiosity about how their clothes come in different colours.

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Paint stamping with leaves (5 - 6 year olds)
Paint stamping with leaves (5 - 6 year olds)

Bring nature into your home and use it to paint!

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Tea bag painting (2 - 3 year olds)
Tea bag painting (2 - 3 year olds)

This activity is great not only to explore mark making through different expressive arts materials but also to stimulate your senses!

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Paint fireworks (6 months and older)
Paint fireworks (6 months and older)

Exploring new ways to create an artistic work using materials at hand

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String art (2 - 3 year olds)
String art (2 - 3 year olds)

This activity will not only practise children’s fine motor skills, but also encourage and foster children how to use the tools or different materials to express their creativity.

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Still-life painting (3 - 4 year olds)
Still-life painting (3 - 4 year olds)

Focus on the details, enjoy the process

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Boosting creativity, the what, why and how
Boosting creativity, the what, why and how

Why we love creativity in learning

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Tin foil painting (1 - 2 year olds)
Tin foil painting (1 - 2 year olds)

Keep your kids engaged and focussed for hours!

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Playdough shapes (5 - 6 year olds)
Playdough shapes (5 - 6 year olds)

Have fun making shapes out of playdough!

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Cornstarch gloop (6 months and older)
Cornstarch gloop (6 months and older)

Non-Newtonian fluids 101

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Threading pasta (3 - 4 year olds)
Threading pasta (3 - 4 year olds)

Threading is an excellent activity to strengthen your child’s fine motor skills and hand eye coordination.

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Letter recognition hunt (4 - 5 year olds)
Letter recognition hunt (4 - 5 year olds)

Letter recognition is a fundamental concept to help prepare children for early reading.

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How is your home learning going?
How is your home learning going?

We’ve had a really good response from our families as children are learning from home, and we would love to receive more photos of what you’ve been doing!

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Maze cutting (for 4 - 5 year olds)
Maze cutting (for 4 - 5 year olds)

One of the best ways to help children strengthen the fingers used for writing is through simple scissor activities.

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Mark making with home made paint (6 months and older)
Mark making with home made paint (6 months and older)

Scribbles are products of a systematic investigation, rather than haphazard actions.

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Cup stacking # 2 (5 - 6 year olds)
Cup stacking # 2 (5 - 6 year olds)

Children learn through play and movement

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Writing letters using everyday objects (5 - 6 year olds)
Writing letters using everyday objects (5 - 6 year olds)

Learn to write using everyday objects at home

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Cup stacking (2 - 3 year olds)
Cup stacking (2 - 3 year olds)

Help your toddler develop hand/eye coordination at home

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Mark making on windows (3 - 4 year olds)
Mark making on windows (3 - 4 year olds)

All your child needs is a whiteboard marker and a window...

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Ice block mark making (1 - 2 year olds)
Ice block mark making (1 - 2 year olds)

A pre-literacy exercise for your toddler

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Painting with vegetables (3 - 6 year olds)
Painting with vegetables (3 - 6 year olds)

Build fine motor skills and confidence through creativity

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Fruit water exploration (6 months and older)
Fruit water exploration (6 months and older)

A fun and easy way to work on fine motor skills, counting and pattern making all in one!

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Comparing different groups of numbers (4 - 6 year olds)
Comparing different groups of numbers (4 - 6 year olds)

This activity will help your child learn one to one correspondence as well as begin to understand the concept of more or less.

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Baking cookies (4 - 6 year olds)
Baking cookies (4 - 6 year olds)

Baking with children gives them an opportunity to develop a range of knowledge and skills!

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Numeracy learning tray (3 - 4 year olds)
Numeracy learning tray (3 - 4 year olds)

Learn to write numbers by tracing in flour

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Maths with LEGO (5 - 6 year olds)
Maths with LEGO (5 - 6 year olds)

Learning maths can be fun!

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Jelly number hunt (2 - 4 year olds)
Jelly number hunt (2 - 4 year olds)

This activity is a fun and easy way to incorporate numeracy into an activity at home!

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Measuring colourful rice (for 6 months and older)
Measuring colourful rice (for 6 months and older)

Explore shapes and measurement

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Threading & patterns (4 - 5 year olds)
Threading & patterns (4 - 5 year olds)

A fun and easy way to work on fine motor skills, counting and pattern making all in one!

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Colour awareness (1 - 2 year olds)
Colour awareness (1 - 2 year olds)

Recognising similarities and differences is a foundation for numeracy

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Number car park (2 - 3 year olds)
Number car park (2 - 3 year olds)

As children begin to realise numbers hold meaning, they will notice them in their everyday life

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Length matching game (5 - 6 year olds)
Length matching game (5 - 6 year olds)

You will need string, scissors and various objects around the home

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Connect the dots alphabet (for 3 - 5 year olds)
Connect the dots alphabet (for 3 - 5 year olds)

An activity to develop your child's interest in reading & writing

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Singing with finger puppets (for 6 months and older)
Singing with finger puppets (for 6 months and older)

You will need paper, colour crayons/pens, sticky tape, scissors

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I spy... (for 4 - 6 year olds)
I spy... (for 4 - 6 year olds)

‘I spy’ is a great way to purposefully extend children’s understanding of phonetic awareness to the world around them.

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Drumming to music (for 1 - 2 year olds)
Drumming to music (for 1 - 2 year olds)

Music is an excellent way to broaden your toddlers language and communication skills.

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Valentine’s Day cards (for 5 - 6 year olds)
Valentine’s Day cards (for 5 - 6 year olds)

Valentine’s Day is soon approaching!

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Role Play & Small World Exploration (for 2 - 3 year olds)
Role Play & Small World Exploration (for 2 - 3 year olds)

Develop your 2-3yr old child's language and communication skills at home

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Mark making storytime (for 15 months and older)
Mark making storytime (for 15 months and older)

Enhance your child's learning through story telling

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Creating your own discovery bottle (for 6 months and older)
Creating your own discovery bottle (for 6 months and older)

Discovery bottles are containers that are filled with various materials as a way to encourage non-messy sensory play!

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Rainbow Experiment (for 2-4 year olds)
Rainbow Experiment (for 2-4 year olds)

To create a rainbow in a cup you will need: 5 cups, food colouring/ paint, thick tissue paper, water and scissors.

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Home Learning Tips & Activities
Home Learning Tips & Activities

To use while classes are suspended during the coronavirus outbreak

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5 reasons why we love the Reggio Emilia approach
5 reasons why we love the Reggio Emilia approach

Hong Kong has so many different schools, promoting a varied range of different learning styles and theories; preschoool choice is certainly intimidating for any prospective or current parent! To help...

Early Childhood Education
Reggio vs Montessori - how are they different?
Reggio vs Montessori - how are they different?

How do you choose what educational philosophy is right for your child?

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5 activities to develop gross motor skills at home
5 activities to develop gross motor skills at home

A common issue for parents in Hong Kong is the lack of space for their children to move around and play. Luckily, wide-open space is not essential to develop gross-motor skills in young children.

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Magical Christmas Discovery
Magical Christmas Discovery

Join us for 10 days of festive fun for you and your child! Participate in a range of activities, with your child in a pre-set environment, including sensory activities, sand & water play, craft making and light exploration.

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5 things you can do at home to extend your child's learning journey
5 things you can do at home to extend your child's learning journey

Research materials, highlighted on several child development related websites, point out the importance of quality time between parents and children. Here are some of the many ways you can support your child’s early learning through your everyday activities.

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5 things to look for when choosing your child's kindergarten
5 things to look for when choosing your child's kindergarten

What really matters when choosing a kindergarten for your child? There is an abundance of choice in Hong Kong when it comes to educational opportunities for children so what should parents look for when making this important decision for their child’s future?

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Questions About Curriculum
Questions About Curriculum

While conducting school tours and parent interviews we are often asked about our curriculum and student standards. This is a vital component of any school and in recognition of this,...

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School Tour & Play
School Tour & Play

We encourage all prospective students and their families to come visit the school and experience the Avendale Way. Book your tour here.

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Stay & Play
Stay & Play

An opportunity for you to come and enjoy family fun with our curated 2-hour purposeful play sessions for families with young children. Spend special time with your child in an...

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The Joy of Reading with Your Child
The Joy of Reading with Your Child

The most precious gift you can give your child

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