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Fine Motor Skills: How to help your child thrive at preschool and school

Inside Kindergarten classrooms all around Australia, kids are busy using and practising their Fine Motor Skills. They write their names on the top of worksheets many times a day. Their scissors and gluesticks get a good work out in almost every subject and during Art, making masterpieces with paintbrushes is just the beginning for Kindy […]

How to help your child make a successful start to school next year

Is your child ready to make a happy, confident start to ‘big school’ next year? Going to school is a big step for little kids, and there are many skills that they need to have mastered in order to make the best possible start to Kindergarten. Although your son or daughter may be old enough to begin […]

What Should I Do If I Suspect My Child Is Dyslexic?

    Your children’s bedtime was always your favourite time of day—that’s when you read with them from their favourite books.  But there’s something different with your youngest, a five-year old.  He mispronounces common words, can’t remember nursery rhymes like “Jack and Jill,” and still can’t say his ABCs. At first, you assumed he just […]

Meltdowns: Why kids have tantrums and how to manage them

To discover two powerful reasons for the meltdowns that your children often have and grab a helpful free e-book full of tantrum-busting tactics, read on here….   Children’s tantrums and meltdowns…. If you’re a parent (and I’m one too) you’ve possibly seen them a hundred times. You’ve listened to your 3 year old scream for […]

Free Parent Event: How to Teach Little Kids to Talk & Listen

  Have you noticed that your child… Is not using as many words as other children of the same age? Mispronouces sounds and words? Pinches, bites or hit other children instead of ‘using their words’? Has had lots of coughs, colds and ear infections? Struggles in English speaking environments (if another language is spoken at home)? […]

Kids’ Speech: How to tell if your child’s speech and language development is on track

  How can you tell if your child is a late bloomer or has a language delay? Northern beaches speech therapists share important information for parents of children aged 0-5. Parents often compare their child’s development to those of preschool playmates, friends’ children or even older siblings. Although the stages of development that children go […]

What the ‘new HSC’ will mean for your child

  A ‘new HSC’ will commence in 2020 and if your child is in Year 9 this year, he or she will be affected. Kids First director and teacher, Sonja Walker, shares this summary with parents.   The HSC is changing in NSW, and for kids and parents, the ‘new HSC’ will take some getting […]