Abacus Blog

  • The Benefits of Playing Outdoors

    The Benefits of Playing Outdoors

    Benefits for the Mind and Body by Playing Outside

    Many parents remember spending their childhood playing outside; riding their bike, running around in the garden, rolling around in the grass and mud – being one with nature. Nowadays mos... Read More

  • Dr Paul Swan's Australian Curriculum Maths Kits

    Dr Paul Swan's Australian Curriculum Maths Kits

    Australian Curriculum Maths Kits

    The Australian Curriculum and associate State Curricula link the content and proficiency strands of mathematics. The following table shows the links between the content and proficiency strands.

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  • Sensory Breaks and Improving Focus

    Sensory Breaks and Improving Focus

    5 ways to improve focus with Sensory Breaks

    - Dancing!

    need I say more? Students love to move, so do yourself a favour and che... Read More

  • Developing Fine Motor Skills and Children's Confidence

    Developing Fine Motor Skills and Children's Confidence

    The development of fine motor skills in children is integral for performing everyday skills such as: dressing and feeding themselves, op... Read More

  • National Literacy and Numeracy Week 2016

    National Literacy and Numeracy Week 2016

    National Literacy and Numeracy Week will be held on the 29th August - 4th September 2016 highlighting the importance of developing literacy and numeracy skills in children.

    I have created a list of act... Read More

  • Why do we need STEM?

    Why do we need STEM?

    Our dependence on the products of innovation: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

    Like millions of other Australians, today I woke up swiping my phone to hush my preference of melody on my alarm; I then... Read More

  • ANZAC Day Classroom Activities

    ANZAC Day Classroom Activities

    As the 25th of April, ANZAC Day, is getting closer you may be preparing class activities to commemorate all the men and women, past and present, who have been involved in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations around the wo... Read More

  • Children's Book Pairing: Fiction and Non-fiction

    Children's Book Pairing: Fiction and Non-fiction

    For a Children's book, Traditional Fairy Tales and contemporary non-fiction publications both have their advantages. Fiction appeals to children’s imaginations and presents timeless universal values. Non-fiction introduces real people, places an... Read More

  • Who Loves Dinosaurs?

    Who Loves Dinosaurs?

    Why do children love dinosaurs so much?

    Pretty much every child goes through a “dinosaur phase,” when he or she eats, sleeps and breathes dinosaurs. Understanding why children become little “dinomaniacs” may howev... Read More

  • National Literacy and Numeracy Week

    This year, National Literacy and Numeracy Week will be held from 31 August – 6 September 2015. This is a special week to celebrate the importance of both literacy and numeracy and acknowledge the achievements of students and... Read More

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