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Friday, July 22, 2022
As we embark on a new summer camp adventure, we are excited about the new experiences that await children who attend Zein International Childcare’s themed and multi-activity day camps. One of the most popular camps each year is Performing Arts Camp - where children will discover a diverse programme featuring different kinds of acting and dance-related activities.  The activities are age-appropriate and perfect for little entertainers – or for bringing out the inner performers in quieter... Read More
Summer Vacation Countdown Calendar
Friday, July 15, 2022
The prospect of a trip abroad is bound to be exciting for the youngest member(s) of the family. Will your family be taking a trip this summer? This countdown calendar will help your child(ren) understand when your family will depart.  Click the below poster to enlarge and print. 
Friday, July 15, 2022
The transition from Day Care and Pre-School to ‘Big School’ is a momentous occasion for a child, their parents, and their teachers. To commemorate the end of the children’s time with us, we organize a Graduation ceremony. On this festive afternoon, the children get to dress up in caps and gowns, sing songs, and proudly demonstrate they know their letters, colours and shapes. Then, it's time for the official part! One by one the children come forward to receive a special certificate and... Read More
Thursday, June 16, 2022
The first few years of a child’s life play a crucial role in long-term life success. It is during this time that children discover how to learn and interact with others and their surroundings. At Zein, we believe children learn best through their own curiosity and discovery, so we focus on ensuring we create an environment rich in diverse learning opportunities that support their development. Learning to learn Our teachers know that children learn in different ways. To support successful,... Read More
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Healthy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe, tried and approved by the chefs and children of Zein!  These delicious oatmeal cookies taste as good as they smell!   Ingredients for 24 cookies:  3 cups of oatmeal flour or oatmeal flocks 2 eggs 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1 cup of butter, softened 4 big bananas  Method: Preheat your oven at 190°C and line a baking tray with parchment/baking paper.  Start by mashing the bananas in a large bowl.  Add the eggs, the vanilla extract, and then the... Read More
Summer Scavenger hunt for priamry school children
Saturday, May 21, 2022
There are plenty of creative ways to spend time in nature! Try this fun scavenger hunt in your neighborhood or a local park and you're guaranteed a fun afternoon!  Click the below poster to enlarge. 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Fruity Froyo Recipe, tried and approved by the chefs and children of Zein!  Healthy, fruity and delicious, this frozen yoghurt will help the entire family cool down on a hot summer's day!  Ingredients:  500g apples (or any other frozen fruit) 500g natural yoghurt  A pinch of cinnamon A squeeze of lemon juice  Method:  Prepare the fruits by cutting the apples (or other fruit) into small pieces, making sure to add a little lemon juice so they don't go brown.  Freeze overnight.  Put... Read More
Learning about ourselves at daycare
Thursday, March 31, 2022
In the last month of the quarter, the learning journey of the day care children was guided by the theme 'My Amazing Self'. Our confidence grew as we learned about our characteristics, emotions, and abilities... And those who make us happy: our family and friends!    In the first week, we learned about 'The Amazing Me'. During one of the activities, children got creative and made a beautiful self-portrait. As they looked into the mirror, their teachers asked questions about the colour of their... Read More
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Does your child have questions about what is happening in Ukraine?   As reports on the shocking and saddening events in Ukraine fill news channels and conversations, feelings of anxiety and fear may arise in children, too. This article aims to offer parents support in answering questions from the youngest members of their family about the images and information they are exposed to. Talking about the war - a good idea?  Often parents are unsure about raising sensitive topics with their child(... Read More
Monday, February 28, 2022
During February, our children at the Maples Day Care got to learn about ''Earth and Space'', our theme of the month. We discovered that there is so much to learn about space and the different planets as our teachers created an environment rich in diverse learning opportunities.  The first week was all about 'Our Planet Earth'. We focussed on teamwork and sharing as we created a big Earth collage using recycled materials. As we were really proud of what we made, our collage went straight to... Read More