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The Hot Dozen Resources You’ll Want For Your Centre In 2024

At MTA, we love listening to you and understanding what you care about in your early learning centre. We know you’re juggling a LOT of things – budgets, funding, resourcing, staffing and caring for those little growing minds. Our team has curated a fresh dozen resources for all budgets and needs we think you’ll love

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13 Mother’s Day Handmade Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is right round the corner!  We’ve gathered up our best inspirational list of thoughtful handmade gifts for the maternal figures in our lives – representing the love and gratitude we feel for them and to celebrate all they do for us each day.   There are so many keepsakes to create! And the beauty

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Top EC Resources You Need For 2023

As 2022 comes to a close and we start to plan for the year ahead, we look back and evaluate the year’s learning curriculum. What worked well? What experiences did the class enjoy most? What resources were the most popular, and what made them barely spend a minute on the shelf as children delved into

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13 Crafting Ideas For The Festive Season

The most magical time of the year is fast approaching, which makes now a perfect time to organise your upcoming holiday season arts & crafts. In this blog, we’ll showcase wonderfully inspiring crafting ideas to get you started. Whether you’re looking for classroom decoration activities or Christmastime keepsakes with memories to treasure for countless years

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Super Stories For Starting School

A happy new year to you all, and welcome back to the MTA Book Blog! It doesn’t feel like very long ago at all that we were shining a light on our picture books for brighter times — I do hope you were able to enjoy that fantastic Brighter Times discount! And now here we

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Toy Gift Guide For Parents

Has the Grinch stolen your Christmas gifting inspiration? Our teacher-approved Christmas gift guide is packed with ideas that are guaranteed to bring smiles on Christmas morning (and won’t end up stuffed in the back of the closet come January!).

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10 Most Popular Educational Resources Of 2021

Let’s talk about learning resources and what makes some of them so popular! Is it the quality, reliability and value for money? Is it their sustainability and eco-friendly footprint on the environment? Is it the play value? Yes, absolutely! But it’s also so much more than that.

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Books For Brighter Times

Emily Bruce

Rise and shine, it’s book blog time! Welcome back to the MTA Book Blog, this month coming to you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed from a very different-looking Sydney. We were thrilled that so many of you enjoyed and responded to the last post, Picture Books For Unsettling Times, in which we looked at some beautiful books

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Crafts To Inspire Christmas Creativity

Olivia Siddaway

Christmas is such a special time of year, and no doubt in recent times it has become an even more important holiday where families can bond and celebrate. Inspiring joy and inviting groups of students to create festive crafts brings about warmth and connection. The act of making can have such a positive effect on

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Picture Books For Unsettling Times

Emily Bruce

Welcome back to the MTA Book Blog, this month coming to you from my lockdown book cave here in Sydney. If you haven’t had chance yet, do check out the previous book blog post, Telling the Story of Lockdown, posted back in June. At the time, I could never have guessed that we were only

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