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‘My child’s teacher is not the one I wanted’


10 art and craft ideas for your child


10 tips for first-time school parents


12 foods your children shouldn’t eat


12 ideas for storing your child’s artwork


12 tips for a stress-free morning routine


21 lunchbox hints and tips


3 easy and cheap DIY crafts for kids


3 easy ways YOU can have fun with the kids


3 quick and easy hairstyles your girl will love


3 ways to help children bond with long-distance family


30 awesome picture books for children


30 of the best picture books for children


4 reasons to nourish your child’s imagination


5 fun ways to help your child learn their name!


5 practical ways to prepare your child for primary school


5 practical ways to prepare your child for primary school


5 simple ways to nurture your child’s imagination


5 steps to buying the right school shoes


6 awesome outdoor activities for kids


6 easy dinner recipes to cook with the kids


6 easy science experiments for toddlers and kids


6 life lessons decluttering can teach your children


6 tips for getting your child to do their homework


6 tips for having ‘that talk’ with your young kids


6 tips to keep your child’s lunchbox safe


6 tricks for an awesome road trip with kids


7 easy ways to build numeracy skills in young kids


7 essential life skills to teach your children


7 fun ways to encourage reading comprehension


7 ways to be medicinewise with children


9 tips to encourage a reluctant reader


A proper sleep routine – going to bed and sleeping well


Am I bad for giving him the iPad? Or for taking it away?


Are you inadvertently force-feeding your kids?


Artwork, artwork, everywhere!


Autism and parenting. School holiday blues? Not for me!


Back to School Anxiety and Stress


Ballet for my girls? No thank you


Barbie is not welcome in my house


Bedwetting and sleepovers


Before you buy educational software, study this advice


Bento Box Lunches


Bullying at school – how to recognise it and help your kids


Buying school shoes online – size comparison chart


Caring for new school shoes – how to make them last


Child-friendly decking


Childhood ambitions – why do we change our dreams?


Creating a Strict Homework Routine


Cyber-bullying … what can parents do?


Cyberbullying


Do you keep all your children’s art?


Encouraging your child to face their fears


First day of school blues – why it’s OK and how to help


Five things you may not know about an autistic child


Free colouring-in pages to keep the kids busy


Games to play in the car with the kids


Games to play with your child – aged 2-5 years


Golf – Can this sport really benefit your child in many ways?


How Do You Fix A Lisp?


How smart phone use affects your child’s health and posture


How to be consistent – the key to effective parenting


How to budget for school (with a dose of reality)


How to host a low-sugar birthday party with Sipahh


How to interpret your child’s bad dreams


How to pack a school bag correctly


I’m 5 and I just started BIG school


I’m in love with my preschool teacher


Indoor activities for kids on a rainy day


Is my child gifted?


Is school ready for us?


Is technology making life easier for school parents?


Is your child REALLY ready for school?


Kids and sex – what is the right age to start talking about it?


Kids Brainy Breakfast Ideas


Last days before school starts


Learning Asian languages – let’s focus on cultural education instead


LEGO® DUPLO® is our no.1 toy for creative, imaginative play. Here’s why …


Lunchbox tips


Meditation for mum and the kids!


Mind the Gap!


Mums’ Lunchbox Tips


My child has language delay – here’s what I did


My toddler hates joining in. Does yours?


News: Asthma caution this Christmas, Red Cross appeal, new learning app


Packing the ideal lunchbox


Parents … are you an asker or teller?


Picking the best school bag and how to wear it


Preventing child abuse – how can you play your part?


Public school: is it good enough?


Ready for school and home from school charts


Recognising dyslexia and stopping discrimination


School holiday activity overload?


Schooling and education in Australia


Sending your child to a private school just got easier


Shoelace tying techniques – teach your child to tie shoelaces


Should you be honest with your kids?


Should you be worried about NAPLAN?


Simple holiday craft from the olden days


Simple times table printable sheets


The 10 read-aloud commandments – the importance of reading to children


The inside track on writing for children


The new dental plan … will you be eligible?


The only reason you need to read to your kids


The real reason we shouldn’t always give kids what they want


The truth about lies


The ultimate five crafts for kids with household items only


This is why you should think before you speak


Tips for descriptive writing


Tips for finding the right school for your child


Tips on returning to school after the holidays


Tips to get more nature into your child’s day


Tips to manage your child’s asthma


toddler-preschooler to do list


Toileting training your child for school


Top 10 best books for children aged 18 months to 3 years


Top 10 best books for children aged 3-5 years


Top 5 reasons I love LEGO DUPLO


Top tips and home remedies for fighting lice and nits


What are nits? And how to get rid of head lice


What characteristics should you teach your child before starting Primary School?


What does dyslexia feel like?


What NOT to do if your child accidentally loses a tooth


What you need for back to school


Who is the ‘Sugar Bandit’ in your family?


Why it’s OK for your child to be different, in fact they must be!


Why six is the best age … so far!


Would you prefer your child was smart or good?


You say JA and I say … YEAH!


Essential Kids

'Gross' sandwich shows the importance of washing your hands


101 Dalmatians colouring page


12 questions to ask before choosing a preschool


12 things parents do that their children will (almost always) copy


7 ways to connect with your child


9 types of artwork our kids bring home from preschool


A book of words and drawings to help kids start big school


A hand print can be anything


Alphabet Flashcards


Australian preschools should be free


Boy's pink shoes spark debate


Camping colouring page


Chameleon colouring page


Chinese Zodiac Memory Game


Coaching: Parents send children to school before preschool


Colour and Decorate Cupcakes


Colour by numbers - Kids cooking


Colour by Numbers Duck & Frog


Colour the fish


Colouring fun - Skateboarding


Construction colouring page


Dad furious after five-year-old came home from preschool with bruises all over his face


DIY Craft Solar System


Dragon colouring page


Draw a witch activity page


Eckersley's colouring competition


Egg Carton Caterpillar


Elves colouring page


Five reasons 4-year-olds are the best


Five-year-old boy suspended from school for making a “bomb threat”


Fruit & vegetable categoriser


Fun with patterns


Getting in early to avoid gender stereotyping careers


Great Preschool Reads


How do you know when your child is ready for school?


How to know if your child is really ready for school


Interesting preschool activities to make learning fun


Kids in the Kitchen: Cheese Straws


Learning to socialise


Leprechaun Maze


Letter Trace - A B C D E


Letter Trace - F G H I J


Letter Trace - P Q R S T


Letter Trace - U V W X Y Z


Make your own Olympic flag


Match the animal to their shadow


Maze and shape activity


Mickey Mouse Space Adventure colouring


Most popular printable activities of 2012


My family tree - Activity


My toy box colouring page


Ocean memory game


Olympic fun for the kids


One Direction sings their ABCs on 'Sesame Street'


Paddington Bear colouring page


Parents conflicted over childcare graduation ceremonies


Parents, choose your battles with preschool fashionistas


Peppa Pig activity sheets


Perfect present ideas


Pirate number maze activity


Pirate Treasure Trace Activity


Preschool gives lesson in adapting to ensure survival


Preschool teachers' lasting effect


Preschool within retirement home in Seattle allows for inter-generational play


Preschooling: Kindergartens fail to pass the grade


Preschools flunk the test


Princess castle colouring page


Puppies colouring page


Pushing academics on preschoolers doesn't add up


Sesame Street's educational impact is comparable to preschool, study finds


Speech assessment is two years too late


Starting preschool: 10 tips for parents


Tears at drop-off


The very real pain of Term Three Fatigue


The years when nurturing makes kids smarter and more resilient


Three-year-olds face fund cuts


Three-year-olds need preschool time as well


Toca Boca's Hair Salon games challenge Disney in kids' apps


Tracing shapes - preschoolers free printable activity


Tracing shapes - younger kids free printable activity


Tutoring for tots is growing in popularity


Underwater colour by numbers


What to ask at your preschooler's parent-teacher conference


When your child's best friend starts school without them


Why I encourage my son to be a superhero


Why make-believe play is an important part of childhood development


Parenthub

Anxiety in Children


Anxiety in Children


Anxiety in children


Bacon cheese muffins- wholemeal


Banana ice cream


Banana pancakes


Bedroom makeovers for kids


Car safety traffic light game


Checklist – Fine motor skill milestones for 3 to 4 year olds


Checklist – Fine motor skill milestones for 5 to 8 year olds


Checklist for advising children about safe use of social media


Checklist for advising children about safe use of social media


Cheese and bacon muffins


Coconut macaroons


Dealing with online and offline bullying


Eight tips for decorating kid’s rooms on a budget


Encouraging kids to wash their hands


Fine motor skill development milestones for early primary school – 5 to 8 years


Fine motor skill development milestones for preschoolers – 3 to 4 years


Five in the bed


Five little ducks


Flourless chocolate cake (with hidden goodness)


Fruity Jelly


Fussy Eaters: Children and Food


Glitter germs


Hand washing


Hand washing facilities for children


Hand washing game: hot potato with soap


Hand washing games and activities


Hand washing star chart


Hand washing with Dolly


Healthy banana smoothie


Healthy broccoli soup


Healthy chocolate truffles


Healthy chocolate yoghurt


Hokey pokey


Honey soy chicken


How should toddlers and children wash their hands


How to have sharing and caring children


Insights and inspiration for raising a child with disabilities


Kids gift ideas: 6 tips for choosing the perfect present


Kids timetable and journal activity


Laws governing car seats in Australia


Mac and no-cheese!


Making hand washing posters


Mobile phone use in kids


Multilingual resources for teaching the alphabet


New resources build asthma confidence in teachers


Oat and Sultana cookies


Orange Icy Poles


Pedestrian safety traffic light game


Psychotherapist Q/A – Expert advice on how to discipline children


Six bedroom makeover essentials


Social Media: A guide for parents


Song for teaching days of the week and months of the year


Ten kid’s bedroom ideas (that you don’t need to be an artist or a carpenter to create)


The ants go marching


The vowel song


The wheels on the bus


Toy labels tidying up activity


Twelve practical tips for creating storage space in kid’s bedrooms


Watermelon animals


When should children wash their hands?


Who is wearing…?


Why teach kids about hand washing?


Raising Children

‘Beat the buzzer’ game


‘Everything’ fried rice


3-4 years: preschooler development


3-4 years: preschooler development


4-5 years: preschooler development


4-5 years: preschooler development


About gifted and talented children and teenagers


About gifted and talented children and teenagers


About playgroups


About sleep


Advertising and children


All Preschooler ‘Development’ articles


All Preschooler ‘Health and daily’ care


All Preschooler Nutrition & fitness articles


All Preschoolers ‘Behaviour’ articles


All Preschoolers ‘Connecting & communicating’ articles


All Preschoolers Play and Learning articles


All Preschoolers Safety Articles


All Preschoolers Sleep Articles


Allergies


Barbecue beef wraps


Bedwetting


Behaviour management for your child


Behaviour, emotions, social development: gifted and talented children


Bicycles, scooters and skateboards: safety


Bilingualism and raising bilingual children


Body-rocking, head-rolling and head-banging


Breath-holding


Brushing children’s teeth: in pictures


Building good family relationships


Building self-esteem: children 1-8 years


Bullying at preschool: helping your child


Bullying: how to spot it


Burns and scalds: first aid in pictures


Burns: prevention and first aid


Calling out and getting out of bed


Carbohydrates and GI


Carrot and muesli mini muffins


Changing your child's environment


Chicken burgers with sweet potato wedges


Child car restraints and booster seats


Child car safety


Child development: the first five years


Child-friendly fruit and vegetables: in pictures


Childhood injuries: common causes


Childhood obesity


Childhood sexual behaviour: preschoolers


Children’s physical activity and injury prevention


Children’s sleep: 20 frequently asked questions


Choosing a school for your child


Choosing the best movies for your child


Choosing the right toys for your child


Circumcision


Colds


Computer use and preschoolers


Connecting and communicating: 3-5 years


Connecting with your preschooler


Constipation


Conversation skills for children: talking and listening


Cooking with kids


CPR for children over 1 year


Crunchy chicken fingers


Daily personal hygiene: in pictures


Dangerous plants


Dental care for children


Dental care for preschoolers


Dental care for preschoolers


Depression: children 3-8 years


Developing early numeracy skills


Developing literacy


Dietary guidelines in pictures: children 4-8 years


Discipline strategies for children


Discipline strategies for children


Discouraging behaviour


Dogs and children


Easy pizza


Eating away from home


Emotions: preschoolers


Encouraging good behaviour


Encouraging good behaviour: 15 tips


Faecal incontinence or encopresis


Family life with gifted and talented children


Family rules


Finding a family GP


Food allergies and food intolerances


Food allergies and food intolerances: symptoms and management


Food labels: nutritional information and ingredients


Fussy eating


Getting your child to eat breakfast


Gifted and talented children: child care to school


Gifted and talented children: child care to school


Gifted and talented children: signs and identification


Gifted and talented children: supporting learning


Gifted and talented children: working with schools


Gifted and talented programs and other supports


Going to hospital: common concerns for children and teenagers


Going to hospital: planning ahead


Good and bad fat: tips for getting the balance right


Good fats and bad fats: the basics


Good sleep habits: 12 tips


Grow and Learn Together: your guide to child development


Handling sibling fights


Handwriting skills for children


Healthy drinks for kids


Healthy eating habits for kids


Healthy food for preschoolers: the five food groups


Healthy lunch box ideas for children


Helping children make transitions between activities


Home safety for kids


Homemade toys and free activities for kids


House fires


Household poisons


How children see television


How healthy food helps your child’s learning and development


How to encourage healthy eating


How to get kids eating vegetables


How to get your child interested in fresh food


How to help your child make healthy food choices


How to make healthy food quick and easy


How to stop choking: first aid in pictures


How to tell if your child is eating enough


How to tie shoelaces: ‘bunny ears’ method in pictures


How your child learns: the baby to preschool years


Hygiene


Identification of gifted and talented children


Imaginary friends


Imagining and creating: preschoolers


Immunisation FAQs


Immunisation in childhood


Indoor safety: in pictures


Internet safety: children 3-5 years


Internet safety: children and pre-teens


Internet safety: children and pre-teens


Iodine: what you need to know


Lactose intolerance


Lamb and mint jelly cutlets with peas


Language delay


Language development: 3-4 years


Language development: 3-4 years


Language development: 4-5 years


Language development: 4-5 years


Language development: 5-6 years


Language development: an amazing journey


Letting go of the dummy


Lies: why children lie and what to do

 

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Literacy activities for children


Loss of privilege: discipline tools for kids


Making family meals enjoyable: six tips


Making the daily switch from work to home


Making time-out work for you


Managing a short hospital stay: children and teens


Media benefits for children and teenagers


Media literacy: making sense of media messages


Medications for children


Messy eating


Movement: preschoolers


New baby: helping toddlers and preschoolers adjust


Night terrors


Nightmares


Non-food allergies


Online education: a guide for parents


Outdoor play


Outdoor safety: in pictures


Overcoming obstacles to physical activity


Overcoming obstacles to positive attention


Packing healthy lunches for children


Pedestrian safety


Persistent sleep problems in children and teenagers


Pester power: what to do about it


Physical activity for children: how much and why?


Physical activity for younger children


Physical activity: getting children involved


Planning holidays with kids


Play and learning: 3-5 years


Playground safety: fun without tears


Playgroups, child care and preschool


Positive attention and your child


Praise, encouragement and rewards


Preschool in your state


Preschool: how it works and why it’s good


Preschool: practical tips


Preschooler creative learning and development: ideas and activities


Preschooler creative learning and development: what to expect


Preschooler fitness: physical activity


Preschooler sleep: what to expect


Preschooler teeth issues


Preschoolers at play


Preschoolers at play


Preschoolers making friends


Preventing choking


Preventing poisoning


Preventing sibling fights


Promoting good sleep for children


Punishment and children


Quick healthy meals for kids: in pictures


Reading and storytelling with babies and children


Reading with preschoolers


Reading with preschoolers


Requests and instructions: helping children do as they’re told


RICER first aid for sprains, strains and fractures: in pictures


Rough-and-tumble play


Rough-and-tumble play


Safety around doors and hinges


Scalds: prevention and first aid


Screen time and children


Second-hand smoke and your child


Sex education and talking about sex to children: 0-8 years


Sharing and learning to share


Sharing and learning to share


Sibling rivalry


Sleep and learning


Sleep medications and children


Sleep problems in children and teenagers


Sleepwalking in children and teenagers


Smacking


Smacking


Social development


Sometimes foods and kids


Speaking two languages at home


Special moments


Speech (sound) disorders


Starting preschool


Starting preschool


Staying positive: things to try


Strawberry ice blocks


Stuttering


Sun safety for babies and children


Sun safety for babies and children


Supporting your gifted and talented child’s learning


Swearing: toddlers and preschoolers


Swimming pool hygiene


Swimming pool safety


Systematic ignoring


Talking about death with children


Talking about gifted children’s abilities


Talking about tough topics


Talking about tough topics


Talking and listening to your preschooler


Talking: preschoolers


Talking: preschoolers


Talking: preschoolers


Teaching children to be savvy shoppers


Teaching skills to children: different approaches


Teaching your child how to get dressed


Teeth grinding


Television and preschoolers


Telling stories with children


Telling stories with children: How the Years were Named for the Animals


Telling stories with children: Mook Mook the Owl


Telling stories with children: The Crocodile


Telling stories with children: The Old Lady and the Mosquito


Telling stories with children: videos


Temper tantrums


Thinking: preschoolers


Tired signs in babies and children


Tooth decay


Towards independent eating


Toys and games for children


Trauma: first response to help children


Trauma: supporting your child in the days and weeks after


Travel with children


Using consequences in behaviour management


Using reward charts successfully


Using routines to manage behaviour


Using time-out to guide your child’s behaviour


Viral & bacterial infections in children


Vitamin D: what you need to know


Vitamins and minerals


Water safety for children


Weaning off breastfeeding: older children


When someone dies: helping your child cope


When to be concerned about childhood sexual behaviour


When you feel you might hurt your child


When your child asks for things


Wholemeal banana and yoghurt bread


Why children and siblings fight


Why play is important


Why relationships are important for development


Young children’s health: what to expect


Your child bullying others


Kidspot

'He was complaining about a sore foot - within days things had gotten serious'


'I have two healthy kids - just one won't ever walk'


'Inappropriate' episode of Peppa Pig banned in Australia - again


'Not a healthy kinder option': Mum shamed by daycare for son's packed lunch


‘Smoking around children is abuse and needs to be banned right now’


"Read it again!" What reading aloud teaches our kids


10 more activities to help your child learn their sight words


10 tips for starting preschool


13 simple ways to develop literacy skills at home


14 everyday activities to encourage your tot's development


21 awesome ways to learn sight words


25 Book Week costumes: From last-minute mum to award-winning MOTY


5 - 6 years helping your child learn to read


5 counting games to play when out and about


6 - 9 years encouraging reading


6 - 9 years our best tips for reading


6 - 9 years resistant readers


6 fun preschool reading games


7 delightful book series to read aloud with your kids


7 ways to turn reluctant readers into book lovers


9 fun ways to help struggling readers


Ace the alphabet! 20 fun letter games and activities


Ace the alphabet! 20 fun letter games and activities


Addition facts and learning games


Addition facts and learning games


Adventurous books for early readers


At this Perth daycare, the children sleep outside


Australia's most unique childcare has pony rides, mud pits and bushcrafts


Australia's poor literacy and what you can do about it


Best 5 books to turn tweens into lifelong readers


Best educational apps for preschoolers


Best teaching practices for left vs right


Blitz reading skills and smarten up our kids


Books and tips for reluctant readers


Books to help kids cope with tough topics


Boy, 5, with tummy pains died after hospital sent him home


Bringing learning home


Can a child read TOO much?


Can boys learn to love reading?


Celebrate Book Week with this crafty bookmark project


Childcare staff: 'We are burnt out and it's hard to find a reason to stay'


Dad shares the ten life lessons he learnt from his young son's death


Do I send my 3-year-old to preschool or keep them in childcare?


Do I send my 3-year-old to preschool or keep them in childcare?


Dolch sight words


Don't panic! Your toddler is learning more than you realise


Don't panic! Your toddler is learning more than you realise


Duchess Kate misses Prince George’s first school run with morning sickness


Favourite books recommended for 3-4 year olds


Favourite books recommended for 4-6 year olds


Five ways to tell if your child is thriving in child care


Guaranteed intelligence booster: reading


Helping pre-schoolers learn at home


Helping pre-schoolers learn out and about


Helping your preschooler learn


Here's why your preschooler should be learning maths


Here's why your preschooler should be learning maths


How a storytelling basket can help develop early literacy


How a trip to the zoo boosts writing skills (and 9 other ways to boost their skills this weekend)


How do you go about picking your child's primary school?


How to choose a children's book


How to choose a preschool


How to choose the best books for your toddler


How to choose the best books for your toddler


How to choose the right book for your child’s literacy level


How to fool your kids into doing maths (without the headache)


How to help your child with their school reader


How to make the right early learning choice for your child


How to nurture pre-reading skills in your toddler


How to read with four to six year olds


How to run a spelling bee


How to tackle the first day of daycare


How to tackle the first day of daycare


How to teach division


How to tell time


How your pre-schooler learns


How your pre-schooler learns


Improve handwriting with dot-to-dot worksheets


Improve handwriting with printable mazes


Is your child ready to start school


Is your toddler ready for baby school?


It's never too soon to start reading


Keep good reading habits going - reading for 7-9 year olds


Let them PLAY! How academic preschools are ruining your child's development


Let them PLAY! How academic preschools are ruining your child's development


Literacy milestones 11-12


Literacy milestones 5-6


Literacy milestones 7-8


Literacy milestones 9-10


Literacy milestones pre-kinder


Make reading a lifetime habit - tips for 10 -12 year old readers


Make this fun reading rewards printable for your young reader


Mathematics milestones 5-6


Mathematics milestones 7-8


Mathematics milestones for 11 to 12 year olds.


Mathematics milestones for 9 to 10 year olds.


Mathematics milestones prekinder


Mathematics milestones prekinder


Mem Fox reading tips


More Dolch sight words


Multiplication facts and learning games


Mum furious that school didn't tell her a carer kicked her child repeatedly


New HPV vaccine to be rolled out across Australian schools


No wonder some kids are mucking up in class - they're not ready to be there


NSW childcare centre lets toddlers play with fire and power tools


Phonemic awareness


Phonetics


Phonics


Playing with knives and climbing high in trees: Inside the new kindergartens


Preparing for preschool


Preparing for school


Preschool starting ages


Preschoolers are quick to learn Indonesian


Pretend school role playing for young children


Raising boys who love reading


Rapid reading skills for preschoolers


Reading aloud to 3-4 year olds


Reading games


Reading to your child begins at birth, or even before


Reading to your kids won't necessarily make them smarter


Ready readers are turning back to the books


School readiness


School: which system is right for you?


Should I send my child to 3-year-old preschool?


Spelling bee words 11-12


Spelling bee words 5-6


Spelling bee words 7-8


Spelling bee words 9-10


Spelling game: Spell Cover Write Check


Spelling list of 1000 words


Spelling list of 1000 words


Spelling milestones 11-12


Spelling milestones 5-6


Spelling milestones 7-8


Spelling milestones 9-10


Spelling milestones pre-kinder children


Spelling scrambler learning games


Starting daycare or preschool? Here's how to tame the tummy bugs and butterflies


Subtraction learning games


Sunflower Synonyms with Post-it Super Sticky Notes


Syllables and explaining them to your child


The 'devastating' thing about having coeliac child is other mums' reactions


The 15 most important reading milestones


The big school question: To send or not to send?


The big school question: To send or not to send?


The pre-handwriting skills your preschooler needs


The single best thing to help your child's education


The surprising way preschool affects your child's future success


There's no ongoing benefit to a single-sex education for boys or girls


Time telling games


Time telling games


To my son's preschool teacher. Thank you.


Too young to go to school?


Top 12 books about love for children


Turn your grocery shop into a simple numeracy lesson


Urgent recall: Target LED Spinning Pumpkin wand


Want your children to be more intelligent? Read them fairytales, says Einstein


What autistic children want their teachers to know


When independent reading begins


When should my child start school?


Which kind of book lover is your child?


Why early education matters


Why I chose a Steiner school for my kids


Why is preschool a luxury item?


Would you send your child to 'bush school'?