Read what our parents are saying about us...
"I can't speak highly enough of my son's experience at Learning Buds. Having his own social challenges, I have watched the Learning Buds experience really bring him out of his shell. The amazing activities and energy makes for a fun session which always leaves him happy. Looking forward to more. Thanks Kate."
"Learning Buds has been such a great experience for both my little girl and me! She really enjoys going each week and gets excited about what activities she will be doing. Joining Learning Buds has taught me a lot about the different types of play you can do with your child that is fun, whilst actually teaching them at the same time. I love that Kate has so much variety each week, things that I would never even think about. We both love Learning Buds - thanks Kate!"
"I am so impressed with Learning Buds as it has helped support my son's speech therapy sessions - they concentrate on sounds of words and letters with corresponding hand gestures to help differentiate each sound and pronounce it clearly. This is what speech therapy also does so it was a great companion activity! He loved the writing aspect and counting - when I hang out the washing on the verandah he joins me writing with thick chalk attempting to construct words and play with language! Can't rave enough about Learning Buds - thanks Kate! Great start for school too!"
"It is impossible to put a price tag on the kind of education Learning Buds gave my son!! You have no idea how grateful we are Kate, thank you so much. Because of Learning Buds my son is now able to pronounce words and loves to read. He is now so much more confident."
"After trying other more expensive programs I am so happy I found Kate and her Learning Buds program. My daughter loved the classes right from the start. Kate is an engaging and fun teacher which was evident from the stories and singing I would hear on the way home each week. Among numerous other skills learned by the end of the year, she was able to sound out unfamiliar words and do simple addition and subtraction. Kate has set her up with the basic reading, writing and maths skills to prepare her for prep next year.
Each class I was given a description of what was covered so I could talk about it at home. The homework was always easily integrated into a shopping trip or something similar, so it was easy to do. Bringing little books home to read each week was so exciting and great motivation for her."
"Kate, thank you for all the hard work you have put into developing and running your Learning Buds program. Peter enjoyed coming to the weekly sessions and was always excited about which letter he would be learning and what activities he would be doing. He has gained so much from this program including greater confidence, both personal and social. He was able to develop friendships and gain a better understanding of what a classroom setting would be like when he begins primary school. Peter also learnt a great deal and enjoyed working with the fantastic resources you provided. We continue to read 'Milo's Birthday Surprise' and listen to the CD regularly.
Kate, your professionalism and commitment to the program and your students is admirable. Every week you continued to amaze me with your enthusiasm and knowledge, as well as your support and feedback. Your program is educational and fun but most importantly for me, Peter felt safe and nurtured. I have not hesitated in recommending your program to so many of my family and friends. Keep up the great work!"