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Rainbow skewers – a healthy, fun and ...

A challenge that many parents face when preparing party food for their children is finding the right balance between healthy, tasty and fun food options.  Rainbow skewers - made from different coloured fruit and/or...

Vaccinations during pregnancy

Two vaccinations are recommended in Australia during pregnancy: whooping cough (pertussis) and influenza.  Whooping cough Whooping cough, caused by a type of bacteria called Bordetella pertussis, can be a very...

Vaccinations and planning for pregnancy

During pregnancy, you are more likely to catch certain illnesses as your immune system is naturally weaker than usual. Therefore, it is important that before becoming pregnant, you protect yourself against diseases...

Baby feeding: on demand or on schedule?

TranscriptOne of the age-old questions that probably does go back to the dawn of time is whether we should be feeding babies on demand or on a schedule.Hi, I’m Dr. Joe.This could be a very brief...

Educational baby song videos

Watch our video collection of educational baby songs

Latest Parenting News

PlayConnect playgroups for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
PlayConnect playgroups for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder June 23, 2018

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ASD like characteristics and their families have increased access to early childhood learning, social opportunities, and family support via PlayConnect Playgroups. Playgroup Australia ... Read More»

Blood sample breakthrough good news for pregnant women
Blood sample breakthrough good news for pregnant women June 22, 2018

A wide range of foetal genetic abnormalities could soon be detected in early pregnancy thanks to a world-first study led by University of South Australia researchers using lab-on-a-chip, non-invasive technology. ... Read More»

Graduates face increasing mismatch between education and jobs
Graduates face increasing mismatch between education and jobs June 21, 2018

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia has found that more than one-quarter of Australian graduates are overqualified for their jobs after they complete university. Overqualification ... Read More»

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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