Fussy eaters: The verdict on food pouches is in

  Food pouches are one of the latest trends in feeding hungry kids and it’s easy to see why they are so popular. But speech pathologists at Kids First have issued a warning to parents about the impact that food pouches can have on children’s feeding skills and the dangers they pose to children who […]

Free Checklist: Fine Motor Skills Milestones for Preschoolers

  Children use their fine motor skills in every aspect of their daily lives, and as your preschooler learns to be independent, he or she will need well-developed fine motor skills in order to participate successfully in play, learning and self-care activities. Below are some of the typical developmental milestones that pre-schoolers reach as they […]

Fussy eaters: 3 Mealtime Myths Busted

  You know your son or daughter has had very little to eat during the day, but despite your best efforts to prepare a yummy meal, they refuse point blank to eat it. You’ve tried everything…reasons, rewards and even the occasional threat, but nothing you do or say will convince your fussy eater to try […]

3 benefits that OC Classes offer bright kids

  If you have a gifted or academically talented primary schooler, it can sometimes be hard to meet their learning needs and interests in a mainstream classroom. However, if you live in NSW you are in luck, because your child may have access to an Opportunity Class, often known as an OC class, which could […]

Free Parent Event: How to Teach Your Child to Talk

  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)? […]

10 Ways to support your sensitive, anxious child

  Does your little person seem to struggle with physical sensations like seams and tags?  Do they feel and express big feelings?  Maybe they ask you lots of questions about what is coming up that day?  Combined with anxiety, the anxious highly sensitive child may find the world a big, scary and overwhelming place. This […]

10 things your child’s teacher wants you to know

  “What is the one thing you’d like parents to know as their children join your class this year?” This was the question we recently asked some local teachers as they prepared for the school year ahead. Each of these experienced educators had a different perspective, but all agreed that you play a huge role […]

Does NAPLAN really matter?

To test or not to test…that is the question! NAPLAN is perhaps one of the most hotly debated topics in Australian education. Many parents and teachers firmly believe that it’s important to monitor children’s basic literacy and numeracy skills with a national testing program that shows where kids and schools are at. Others say that […]