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Ringing in the Year of the Rooster

Happy Chinese New Year!

Children First celebrated the year of the rooster by performing a traditional dragon dance around the garden. Leading up to the parade, the children read stories about the New Year celebration in China, and learned about the cycle of animal years and the story of the animal race which led to […]

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Christmas 2016 at Children First

This past christmas, the children brought great energy and enthusiasm into their performance of the classic nativity scene.  They rehearsed lines, got into character and designed their costumes and set before the big day.  Parents, family and friends poured into the room in such numbers that the crowd was nearly standing room-only.  The children were delighted […]

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5 Christmas Present Ideas for Kids

If you are still looking for a special present for your child or a little one in your life, here are a few of our favourite ideas to spark creativity, wonder, learning, and most importantly time together! 
 

1. Audio book: Listen to a story together on CD or download a children’s audio book. Children […]

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5 Activities to Do with your Kids on a Nature Walk

Forest mornings are a favorite at Children First. With the changing of the seasons it is a perfect time for you to go on a nature walk with your children through the woods as well! Click here for some ideas of what you can do with your children as you walk and talk:
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By |October 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Activities to Do with your Kids on a Nature Walk

Seas of Discovery at Freistrasse 175 and beyond!

During our ‘Seas of Discovery’ theme in Kindergarten and Grade 1 we began by thinking about the ships that long ago seafarers would have used. The children quickly picked up the vocabulary associated with different parts of the ship, such as crow’s nest, rigging and decks. They also came up with many jobs that […]

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5 tips to stop toddler tantrums before they start

We have all been there. In the middle of the supermarket, our precious toddler decides that he wants to open a box of cereal. We clearly state “no” and give ample reason of why we can’t open the box. Ultimately, the whole thing ends with our child screaming. Click here to read 5 tips […]

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Happy Mother’s Day

This year for Mother’s Day we talked with the children about how much our mums do for us and how we can show them we are thankful. Watch and enjoy the short video below and see what the children said they could do to show their appreciation for special people in their lives. Expressing gratitude builds a […]

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Easter Event 2016

This year’s Easter event was a sunny success! Easter is a time for communicating values to our children. Good things come to those who wait and our children were eagerly anticipating the egg hunt organized by Children First today. Our Easter event has become a tradition over the 10 years since we were founded. The […]

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Easter Egg Basket Craft for Young Children

The Thursday before Easter we have our traditional Easter egg hunt for the families of Children First. Easter is a holiday filled with hope, peace and also fun for little ones. In preparation for the hunt the kids at Children First have been busy designing and making their own Easter egg baskets to bring […]

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Räbeliechtli Schnitzen / Turnip Lantern Carving

On Monday 9 November we introduced international parents to Räbeliechtli / Turnip Lantern tradition. They made beautiful turnip lanterns and started to learn the traditional Swiss song after school at 5pm in the playground. A good start to integration into Swiss life by learning about local customs and festivals.

Am Montag 9. November haben wir […]

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