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Archive for August 2017

New resources to help professionals navigate the child protection system

The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) has partnered with government agencies, non-government organisations and peak bodies to develop a suite of resources to help professionals working with children and families understand more about the child protection system. The QFCC’s Information kit on child protection for professionals offers clear, simple information about Child Safety Services…

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ReachOut

When you recognise your teenager needs help, they’re more likely to get it. ReachOut.com Australia have introduced a service to help parents help teenagers. On their website you’ll find information, stories, practical tips and tools ReachOut The anonymous forums on ReachOut also help parents discuss a range of topics, issues and experiences that are relevant…

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Children’s Book Week 2017

This week (18-25 August) is The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Children’s Book Week. Each year, across Australia, The CBCA brings children and books together to celebrate Children’s Book Week. The festivities happen in libraries, book stores, schools and early childhood settings and there are often book parades, story time sessions and special displays.…

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Finland Education System

“Kindergarten in Finland doesn’t focus on preparing children for school academically,” says Finnish educational expert Pasi Sahlberg. “Instead the main goal is to make sure that the children are happy and responsible individuals.” The Scandinavian country has one of the top education systems in the world, and this year, ranked number one in literacy.  So…

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Happy Dental Health Week!

It’s a good time to think about your family’s dental health. Did you know that the cost of some basic dental services for children and teenagers comes under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule with the government. If your child is aged between 2 and 17, enrolled in Medicare and you get certain payments from them,…

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Soothe with Singing: The Power of Lullabies

Can you remember a lullaby that was sung to you?  Perhaps it was a traditional lullaby, like Hush, Little Baby or Itsy-Bitsy Spider, or a favorite song such as A Bushel and a Peck or Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Lullabies are a wonderful way to soothe and calm little ones and serve a greater purpose than simply rocking babies to sleep.…

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The Benefits of Nature Education and Outdoor Preschool Activities

Cultivating a sense of joy and adventure. As a society, we don’t prioritize joy and happiness. Our educational system places so much emphasis on readiness and preparing for what lies ahead, we forget that the goal is for our children to lead happy lives. In today’s gadget-obsessed world, nature education and outdoor preschool activities are…

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