Issue 22 | 09 Apr 2014

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Of interest this week
Win a CD pack of Dinosnores baby sleep soundscapes and make bedtime easy!
These CDs just have to be a part of your parenting toolkit. Designed to help your baby settle and sleep well at night, they...»
Parents urged to be safer with baby slings
With three deaths in Australia associated with baby slings and a new QUT study finding almost one in 20 infants have been injured or narrowly avoided injury in slings, researchers...»
Should I raise my kids bilingually?
As one in four Australians is now born outside of Australia, many children are growing up with other languages spoken at home. Should parents speak to their child in their first language, or attempt to speak to them in English?»
Negative effects of joining a gang last long after gang membership ends
Imagine two children, both with the exact same risk factors for joining a gang. As teenagers, one joins a gang, the other doesn’t. Even though the first teen eventually leaves the gang, years later...»
Four in 10 infants lack strong parental attachments
In a study of 14,000 U.S. children, 40% lack strong emotional bonds — what psychologists call “secure attachment” — with their parents that are crucial to success later in life, according to...»
Caesarean rates higher in private hospitals
Where a woman gives birth – in a public or private hospital – is a key determinant of whether she has a caesarean section or not, according to findings from surveys in Queensland...»

Free printables and activities
Get organised with these free multilingual printable toys, stationary & craft labels
Make cleaning up after play a little quicker than it used to be....»
Hot potato hand washing game
Hot potato is an old favourite with kids. Use a bar of soap as the hot potato and it’s a fun way to teach kids about hand washing! »
Pedestrian safety traffic light game
Games for kids which increase their awareness of road safety and pedestrian safety are a great way to teach them how to behave on real roads...»


Top reads
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Making Easter for children a positive celebration filled with love »


Riddles to solve with your kids (or on your own!)

Q: Mary’s father has 5 daughters – Nana, Nene, Nini, Nono. What is the 5th daughter’s name?

Q: What travels around the world but stays in one spot?

Q: What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment and never in one thousand years?

Q: What has hands but can not clap?

Q: What can you catch but not throw?

Q: What is so delicate that saying its name breaks it?

Q: What has one eye but cannot see?

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