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How can you help your child settle into childcare?

Starting or resuming childcare can be an emotional experience for both you and your child. Children especially can often experience some difficulty settling into a new environment, particularly if they find it hard to separate from family or familiar caregivers. This is part of an information sheet from startingblocks.com.au that offers some suggestions that can…

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Get Up & Grow

The Get Up & Grow: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood (Get Up & Grow) resources promote the key messages included in the healthy eating and physical activity guidelines. The Families book is available to download following the link below and provides families with practical information and advice to support healthy eating and…

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Safe summer tip

Heatstroke in children can occur without proper hydration or rest. Learn how to recognise heat exhaustion and heat stroke symptoms to keep your child safe. Heat-related illness happens when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded. Infants and children up to 4 years of age are at greatest risk. Even young and healthy people can…

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Screen Free Family Fun

30 staycation ideas to help stay away from screen time and get your family fun back these holidays. There are ideas for all ages to keep them busy during the school holidays. Check out number 30 in case you decide that you want to keep a record of the great ideas you have! 1. Design…

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Kids Who Do Chores Are More Successful Adults

Want your kids to grow up to be successful? Make them do chores. When they balk (and trust me: they will probably balk), you can tell them that scientific research supports you.   It sounds great, and it’s true–but there is a catch. (We’ll get to that in a minute.) For now, the science. In…

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