Play-based learning can set your child up for success at school and beyond

As the new school year begins, many families are deciding where to enrol their child in preschool or school. Preschools and schools offer various approaches to early education, all promoting the benefits of their particular programs.

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How to engrain healthy eating habits from a young age

Instilling healthy eating habits in your children from a young age makes it much easier for them to maintain those important habits throughout their lives. It sets the foundation for their relationship with food and how they care for themselves and their own families. Take a look at some of the great advice below for teaching kids healthy eating habits from the start.

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How to gently prepare your child for kindergarten

Parents can effectively manage their children’s relationships with schools in many positive ways.

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How to spend more quality time with your children

As a child, we all remember how much we treasured time spent with Mum or Dad. However, many people don't realise just how important these moments are in a child's development.

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Healthy, active holidays for families

With the holiday and celebration season upon us, it’s sometimes hard to find the balance between healthy food and tempting treats. Sometimes food, activity and inactivity as our lives change with holidays, visitors and many temptations. Given the festive season, our lives may seem busy yet inactive, with lots of indulgences thrown in for good measure.

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Politicans urged to value children's play

This children’s week we’re encouraging our politicians to dig deep and bring out their inner child, no tantrums like what we see in question time. No, we’re encouraging them to bring out the inner child who remembers how much they loved to play

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The power of lullabies and why you should sing them

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Learning to learn is great preparation for starting 'big' school

Learning to cooperatePrimary school teacher and education consultant Erica Gardner reflects on all the ways her daughter 'learnt how to learn' in her years in early childhood education, and how this has been the best preparation for starting 'big' school.

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Kinderling host Shevonne Hunt praises early childhood educators as her daughter starts 'big school'

Shevonne’s daughter with Wee Care Director Ruth Weinstein

My daughter is about to start school. As she steps into this next part of her life, I find that I’m reflecting on the road to “big” school. 

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Family day care looks after the whole family!

Fahmida Kahled with 5 year old girl in her care
As a single parent I was at my wits end when the amazing woman who’d been walking to my house to mind my 18 month old son while I went to teach yoga classes said she couldn’t do it any more. One of my yoga students happened to work at the Benevolent Society, and so knew all about child care options. “Why don’t you try Family Day Care?” she suggested.

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