Category: Blog

Personal Hygiene for Children

Handwashing

Personal Hygiene is a fundamental life skill that helps children to remain healthy and to feel good about themselves, from preschool years to later years in life. To avoid getting sick and to kill germs, everyone needs to keep clean. So how can we help our children into keeping healthy personal hygiene habits?

Learning for life through Play!

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It is no surprise that children love being physically active. They enjoy running, jumping and usually if a child’s not spontaneously active they are unwell.  Did you know that being active improves children’s health and their education?

Baby Dummy Safety

DUMMYWhile dummies are designed to help comfort and settle children, they are also a potential hazard to infants and young toddlers.

This safety information has surfaced due to a recent incident that occurred in QLD where an 18 month old baby swallowed a dummy.

Positive Toileting

Little boy sitting on potty, wearing big glasses and holding newspaper

Toilet training is an experience that all families go through. Some families seem to have their children trained overnight. Others take longer. It can be a frustrating time between parent and child. So how can toilet training become a positive experience?

Healthy Food Habits and Children

 

 

food

Teaching children healthy habits especially when it comes to food, can be for some parents a difficult task. Every day you might plead with your child in efforts to get nutritious food into their bodies with statements like “pleeeeease just try your peas” or “come on just three more bites and you can leave the table”. Teaching healthy habits about food to children may seem to be a failing fight. Like any learning, it’s a journey and takes time, so we need to be patient. After all we don’t expect children to learn to read overnight, so why do we expect them to be confident and able eaters in a flash?

Early Years Count

 

Mother watching baby playing with ball

In the first thousand days in a child’s life, a lasting impact on brain development is made through experiences with parents, family and the world around them. A child’s brain is a powerhouse of activity from before birth to their second birthday; taking in sensations, sounds and social cues to name a few.

Getting Children Out into Nature

Two happy girls lying on grass outside with their legs in the air

Getting Children Out into Nature

It can be so easy to make excuses and stay indoors. Being too windy, too wet, too cold, too hot, or not having enough time are all very common reasons. Our backyards are getting smaller and so is our children’s desire to explore.