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 >

10 Ways to Tell that Children are Learning Effectively at Home

There is a lot of talk about the impact that COVID-19 is having and will continue to have on our children’s education. Parents are worrying that their children will fall behind, waste a year of schooling, or not learn anything… Continue Reading >

Balancing Quarantined Life with Single or Solo Parenting

We are experiencing unprecedented times. We are learning about the new phenomenon of ‘social distancing’ and for many people they are facing isolation due to health concerns or government regulations. For divorced primary carer parents, the social restrictions make it… Continue Reading >

Expert Advice for Teaching your Child at Home

With uncertainty around how governments and schools are going to respond to Covid-19, many Australian parents are looking for help with preparing for a homeschooling or remote learning scenario. Experienced educator and Chief Learning Officer at Cluey Learning, Dr. Selina… Continue Reading >

Label Reading is a Must

As promised, I’m going to be listing a few of my favourite eosinophilic oesophagitis (EOE) friendly food products and Christmas recipes. Although there is a vast variety of foods that those with EOE can react to, this post will be… Continue Reading >

Signs your child might have dyslexia

By Amy McAlister, Youthrive Chief Operating Officer and Speech Pathologist   Learning Disorder Specific to Reading and Writing – AKA Dyslexia – comes in all shapes and sizes and looks different for every person. For children, dyslexia is typically identified… Continue Reading >

These 5 basic concepts are essential for early school success!

By Sabina Pyne, Youthrive Speech Pathologist Your child’s understanding of basic concepts is important for their success at school and it’s easy to help them develop these skills at home!   What are the basic concepts? Basic concepts are words… Continue Reading >

School Readiness

When most parents think about school readiness, they think about Reading and writing but independence and social skill are just as, if not more important than knowing how to read and write when a child starts grade prep. Independence skills… Continue Reading >

After school activities- Are your kids doing too many?

As a working parent and teacher, I understand the demands of my kids’ extra commitments and what it takes to not only pay for extra-curricular activities but also the logistics and time spent transporting and doing the activities. In contrast,… Continue Reading >

How to balance screen time with reading time

By Gemma Brown   According to a survey conducted by YouGov and Scholastic, 75% of parents with kids aged 6-17 agreed with the statement: “I wish my child would do more things that did not involve screen time.” The report… Continue Reading >