Tips for parents, family and friends of sick or premature babies Piper’s story: The journey of a sick premature baby separated from her mother at birth Toy labels tidying up activity Healthy broccoli soup ad Educational baby song videos

Tips for parents, family and friends of ...

We asked parents what tips they have for parents, family and friends of sick or newborn premature babies who require extra care and support. Tips for parents Look after yourself and each other “Mums and Dads need...

Piper’s story: The journey of a sick ...

Katelyn and her partner Aiden live in Australind, Western Australia, which is about a two-hour drive from Perth. Katelyn was 28 when she gave birth to Piper.“You are going to have some good days and some bad...

Toy labels tidying up activity

Age Two years and over Duration of activity This activity should make cleaning up after play a little quicker than it used to be and will also teach children a range of educational skills. Materials/equipment...

Healthy broccoli soup

A quick and tasty recipe for healthy broccoli soup.Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes Difficulty rating: EasyAge recommendation: See broccoli puree - Leave out the seasoning and don’t...

Educational baby song videos

Watch our video collection of educational baby songs

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Make pregnancy health warning labels mandatory for alcohol products
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Doctors from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) are calling for the Australian Government to introduce mandatory pregnancy warning labels on alcohol products. “Drinking alcohol while pregnant can lead ... Read More»

Drinking changes young adults’ metabolite profile
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Crafts

Coloured salt (make your own fairy dust!) jars
Coloured salt (make your own fairy dust!) jars March 14, 2017

Age 2-7 years Duration of activity This activity will keep you and your child occupied for at least an hour Materials/equipment Salt Coloured chalk – if you have chalk in ... Read More»

Coloured pasta for education and craft
Coloured pasta for education and craft September 30, 2015

Age 2 – 7 years Duration of activity Up to 20 minutes Materials/equipment Dried tube pasta (choose shape to meet your child’s ability level) Snap-lock bags Coloured food dyes of ... Read More»

Coloured rice
Coloured rice June 26, 2015

Age 0-8 years. Most of these games and activities are suitable for toddlers and preschool children. Sensory play games like pouring and scooping are great for babies and toddlers. The ... Read More»

English Songs

ABC song
ABC song August 22, 2014

Singing the ABC song is a fantastic way to start teaching your child the alphabet. It’s also lots of fun. As children sing their ABCs they’ll be learning the names ... Read More»

Song for teaching days of the week and months of the year
Song for teaching days of the week and months of the year August 9, 2014

To the tune of “If you’re happy and you know it” Put finger on your cheek, on your cheek (Tap your cheek with your finger) Put finger on your cheek, on ... Read More»

Baa baa black sheep (Baa baa coloured sheep)
Baa baa black sheep (Baa baa coloured sheep) August 17, 2013

A great action song for teaching your child about colours. There is a craft activity that goes with this song for an extended play session. Baa baa black sheep   ... Read More»

 
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