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Educational Overview

Imagineland provides an educational experience in the Early Years, covering multiple developmental domains and topical areas. This allows educators, teachers and families to achieve outcomes for their child in both the classroom and home environments. Imagineland is a resource that will continue to grow with the child/children, and extend on their interests, abilities and learning from year to year. The stories and characters have a focus on sustainability, environments, friendships, developing new skills, morals and creating a healthy mindset.

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The Importance of Early Childhood Education

Children learn so much through play; Imagineland aims to support this learning through targeted, age-appropriate games. As such, all activities are designed around children’s social and emotional, cognitive, language and physical development.

The variety of content contained within Imagineland forms a balanced approach to education that is full of natural play-based learning opportunities. All Imagineland resources are geared to deliver positive outcomes, including intellectual and physical benefits, emotional and social benefits, and improved social communication skills.

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EARLY EDUCATION

Offline Activities

The creators of Imagineland understand the importance of Offline Learning and the many benefits it provides.

We have therefore designed the Imagineland website with plenty of content to balance out the way this resource can be used in creating fun and engaging learning experiences offline.

Activities have been created to provide facilitators with flexibility in the delivery of content. Each activity provides a range of options that can be adapted to meet the contextual needs of the child/class, the environment, knowledge and life experiences into which the resource is being introduced and any incidental learning opportunities that may arise.

Imagineland resources such as: ‘Wash Your Hands’, ‘Rest Your Eyes,’ ‘Pack Away,’ or ‘Count to 10’ are all songs that can be integrated into day to day routines.

Our offline activities include colouring in pages, cut out activities that teach about emotion and character. A range of suggested outdoor games and activities allow children to learn with their friends and family in an adaptive and responsive way.

Inquisitive young child looking through a magnify glass, studying habitat in the garden.

Early Years Programs

The Imagineland site allows educators and teachers to download programs that will complement their classroom learning and documentation. The programs have been written to support children’s learning across all of the developmental domains and make linkable outcomes.

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Creative Arts

Colouring in picture of Roley Poly with crayons.

Imagineland promotes creativity at every stage, with multiple experiences to explore through songs, music, rhythm and rhyme. Access to colouring pages and online art experiences, allows children the ability to express themselves in the avenue they choose.

Colouring in and drawing provide children with a sense of achievement and pride as they see their creative efforts take shape. Drawing helps train young brains to build their concentration and focus and solve problems creatively.

It also provides opportunities for children to practice their pencil grip as they navigate between the lines. Holding and manipulating the tools used to draw and colour supports hand-eye coordination and the development of fine motor skills in the wrist, hand and fingers.

Through colouring-in and drawing, children can gain an understanding of concepts such as distance, size comparison, and textural differences.

The ‘Create and Paint’ Game allows children to select black and white pictures of their favourite characters. They can choose to colour in on-screen using a range of different mediums from the options provided across the toolbars on the side of the screen. Once they have completed colouring their picture, it is available to download and print. This provides carers with the opportunity to share activities and artworks a child has completed with family and friends.

There is also an option within the ‘Create and Paint’ Game for children to select and draw a unique picture of their own design.

Within the ‘Grown-Ups’ section, colouring in pages can be found in the ‘Printable Resources’ section. These include stand alone characters, character emotions and characters in their story background.

This is also a great activity for families or early learning centres to use as an intergenerational outreach tool to encourage children to engage with their grandparents or a local aged care home.

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Games for Cognitive and Fine Motor Skills

Imagineland has designed games that promote cognitive development in memory and recall, along with games that allow practice and promotion of fine motor skills in a drag and drop opportunity. All games link back to character education and the moral of each story.

Young boy playing on a climbing frame.

Learning Experiences

The Learning Experiences within the Imagineland website are connected to individual Imagineland characters. They have been written specifically to target key areas of early years development and to promote and enrich a child’s ability to learn, grow and contribute.

Emphasis and has been given to the following key areas of childhood development – Cognitive, Language, Physical, Social and Emotional experiences.

Educators can use these learning experiences to expand on children’s comprehension of the concepts and themes explored in the Imagineland stories. Suggested activities can support educators in developing a child’s skillset to become an independent learner.

The learning experiences have been designed to be used for individual or group activities and provide opportunity for children to work collaboratively in the classroom with their peers or parent/carer.

Toddlers sitting on a mat during story time or circle time looking intently at a story book being held by a teacher.

The learning that occurs encompass real world experiences and promotes confident children.

Emotions Traits

Learning to identify and understand emotions and character is a massive part of a child’s social and emotional journey.

Imagineland provides a solid base to teach character education and learning. Important concepts such as social and emotional needs are developed through the reflection of original Imagineland characters, their stories
and personalities.

Just as we are identified by our personal traits and emotions, so too are the Imagineland characters. The learning journey is made easier by a simple search to find traits or emotions.

Hairy Herby showing he is confident.

Confident

Belief in yourself and your abilities.

Hairy Herby showing he is frustrated.

Frustrated

Feeling stressed or annoyed about a situation.

Hairy Herby showing he is frustrated proud.

Proud

A feeling of achievement and satisfaction.

Hairy Herby showing he is angry.

Angry

Feeling or showing strong annoyance or displeasure.