Reading to baby

At what age should you start to read with baby? As soon as I found out I was pregnant I rushed out and bought a box set of Beatrix Potter stories. Throughout my pregnancy I read those and other books… Continue Reading >

Early Childhood And The Benefits Of Friendship

Establishing friendships is a really important aspect of early childhood development as it can have a significant impact on young children’s mental, physical and emotional health. This article takes a look at the benefits of strong, healthy and rich friendships,… Continue Reading >

The 10 Advantages of Online Classes for Children

1. A Variety of Choices Online courses feature a lot of organization. Teachers in traditional classes must cover the same topics every year. However, this might be difficult since it isn’t always new and fresh. When it comes to online… Continue Reading >

The benefits of sending your child to childcare

By Dr Kaylene Henderson   The decision about whether to send your child to childcare is often accompanied by a wave of mixed emotions – nervousness, relief and that all-familiar guilt, just to name a few. After all, you’re planning… Continue Reading >

Top Tips for Aussies Re Lodging their Tax Return

It’s nearly time to lodge your tax return. With 84% of taxpayers expecting a refund, and the average size of refunds last year reaching nearly $3,600, it pays to spend time ensuring you’ve got every detail of your return right…. Continue Reading >

Benefits of children being physically active

Children are our future, understanding and supporting their natural desire for physical activity will help lead them to a lifetime of happiness and healthy living. If we teach them from a young age how to include healthy exercise we would… Continue Reading >

Benefits of being a fit and active parent

Let’s face it…. regardless of whether you’ve got one child, or a whole tribe of kids…. once they become mobile, you need to be on your toes and on the ready at all times! Not only are kids constantly on… Continue Reading >

Why children need to play – a teachers perspective

Being a teacher is not uncommon today to have a child in your class who is busier than you. They are at before school care at 7:30 am every morning, thrown into a range of structured activities, then into a… Continue Reading >

Gardening with Kids – A great opportunity for nature play

With all of the technology and structured indoor activities available to our children, it sometimes seems as though playing outside in the fresh air and amongst nature is an old-fashioned ideal. However, nature play is not just a ‘nice to… Continue Reading >

3 Ways Journaling Can Benefit Your Child

Writing in a journal can help your child to communicate their emotions and ideas, process their feelings and build up their writing skills. It encourages children to write things down to recount daily activities and any feelings surrounding these. It… Continue Reading >