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Upsy Down Town Storytime

Story time is an important part of a child’s early learning journey whether they are at home or at Kindergarten.



To help reading remain part of your child’s daily routine you can access free online resources. These are available in different languages and there are many favourites that can either be read online or downloaded and printed.


Make story time part of your daily routine.



Enjoy this reading of a favourite book called...


















"Upsy Down Town" by Sue Hendra






We would love to see some photos of you practising being upside down and looking at the world in different ways!


You can then email them to Kindergarten.





Can You Bake A Delicious Upsy Down Cake...?


How to Make an Upside-Down Pineapple & Cherry Cake


You Will Need:


4 pineapple rings

4 candied cherries

120g butter, plus more for greasing cake tin


½ cup brown sugar

½ cup caster sugar

2 eggs


¼ tsp vanilla

1 ¼ cups self-raising flour

½ cup milk


20cm round cake tin

Large mixing bowl Electric beaters


Preheat oven to 180ºC. Grease cake tin.


For pineapple topping:


Melt 60g of butter. Pour brown sugar into tin. Cover with melted butter. Stir to combine.


Arrange pineapple rings in bottom of cake tin, on top of brown sugar mix.


Put a cherry inside each pineapple ring hole.


For cake:


In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in eggs and vanilla.

Gradually add the sifted flour and milk, mixing as you go.


Pour into cake tin, covering the pineapple and cherries.


Bake for 40-50 minutes....





Baking assists young children to learn and practice some basic maths concepts and build language skills.


You can help your child learn maths skills by doing something as simple as counting eggs or pouring milk into a measuring cup. You can ask what comes first, second, and third or count together.


When you read a recipe together, you're introducing new words to your child's vocabulary and promoting literacy. Following steps in the recipe can work on listening skills.


Enjoy this special time together!

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Mermaid Waters Community Kindergarten
203 Sunshine Boulevard, Mermaid Waters, Queensland  //  07 5572 1666

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