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Free Event: How to Feed Your Fussy Eater

   Are meal-times a mess for your family? Do you find yourself: Arguing with your children? Doing ‘deals’ to get them to eat? Wasting time, effort and money on dishes that don’t get eaten? Worrying that your child’s nutrition is compromised? Concerned that your child’s picky eating is stopping them from enjoying parties and outings […]

Popular books to get your primary schooler reading

  Need some ideas for books that will instill a love of reading in your primary schooler? Teachers and speech pathologists at Kids First share this list of popular stories and authors so that you know exactly what to look for when you visit the library or book store with your child.   Kindergarten to […]

5 Reasons some kids can’t sit still

  Do you have a child who just loves to move and won’t sit still? Well, the truth is your son or daughter is probably not making a conscious decision to move – it is likely that they just can’t sit still. Occupational Therapists in Sydney’s northern beaches explain why. Many teachers and parents struggle to […]

Knowing your child’s reading stage and how to help them

As a parent, you play a critical role in helping your child learn to read. This advice, from Ryan Spencer, Literacy Educator at the University of Canberra, will help you to identify your child’s reading skill level and how you can help at home. Learning to read is a complicated process and parents often wonder if […]

Free seminar: How to Give Your Bilingual Child the Best Start

Advice for parents and teachers of bilingual children aged 0 – 6 Bilingual children have unique language and learning skills As the parent or preschool teacher of bilingual children, your desire to help the kids in your care make the best possible start is natural…but how can you achieve this? 15% of Australian children live […]

How to choose a school for your gifted child

  For some gifted kids, their brains are as busy as their bodies! If you have suspect that your child may be gifted, it can be hard to sift your way through all of the schooling options that are available and to make informed choices that will meet your child’s unique learning, social and emotional […]

How to encourage literacy in young children (and beyond)

  What’s the best way to help your children with their schooling without actually doing it for them? Louise Phillips from the The University of Queensland and Pauline Harris, from the University of South Australia have been focusing on the answers to this question in a series of articles they have written for The Conversation. Their excellent ideas […]

Free Event: How to Help Your Child Become a Better Reader

  Does your child struggle with any of these skills? Rhyming Reading unfamiliar words (and so guesses instead) Sounding words out Blending sounds together Reading aloud Remembering the alphabet, basic Maths and days of the week Spelling Pronouncing words (e.g. says ‘mawn lower’ instead of ‘lawn mower’) Learning new skills (compensates by relying on memorization) Remembering facts and […]