Mental health support for Australian families Cradle Cap When to introduce solids to a baby Pass the parcel ad Educational baby song videos

Mental health support for Australian families

Help for children and adolescents Help for parents and carersWhere children and adolescents can get help There are a range of telephone and web-based counselling services available for young people with...

Cradle Cap

Transcript Cradle cap is very common, it’s quite harmless and it’s fairly easy to manage.Hi, I’m Doctor Joe.The term cradle cap applies to a rash that generally appears on the scalp, most typically in...

When to introduce solids to a baby

Australian and World Health Organisation guidelines recommend introducing solids 180 days after baby’s birth. You could follow this rule to the letter, put 180 red marks on your calendar and then whip up some pumpki...

Pass the parcel

Age For toddlers and above.Most suitable for preschoolers and primary schoolers. As kids get older, playing pass the parcel will continue to develop their motor skills and hand eye coordination as well as test...

Educational baby song videos

Watch our video collection of educational baby songs

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Crafts

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

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

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Coloured rice
Coloured rice June 26, 2015

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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

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

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