Issue 24 | 29 May 2014

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Of interest this week
Win an amazing photo shoot at an award-winning studio!
The Grand Prize is valued at $1,200 and there are 3 runner up packages valued at $500 each...»
7 messages of highly effective reading teachers
In 1982, the late, great NZ reading researcher Marie Clay identified a group of children having difficulty learning to read as “tangled tots (with) reading knots”. She was...»
Coping with your teenager
Many parents feel stressed by their teenager’s behaviour, and worry about whether it is normal. We look at what changes children go through in their teenage years, and how to deal...»
Biting into whole foods can make children rowdy
There’s a new secret to get your child to behave at the dinner table—cut up their food and they’ll relax! A new study found that when 6-10 year old children ate foods they had to bite...»
70% of Aussie teenagers sleep deprived: behavioural and health implications
Seven in every 10 Australian teenagers suffer from sleep deprivation, but virtually none see a doctor to treat the problem. This worrying statistic has...»
Managing depression in primary school kids
Curtin University researchers have trialled a program which has shown potential to significantly reduce short-term depressive symptoms and emotional difficulties in...»
Using play therapy
Play is an integral part of a child’s life. From birth play helps children to learn, to relate to others and to have fun. Play can enhance a children’s development...»

Fantastic free teaching and learning resources
Cambridge University’s free maths activities from pre-primary to uni level »
Fun facts about dinosaurs, space and more »
UNICEF: How to be a global citizen- resources for all ages »


Engaging indoor learning activities
Car number racing tracks »
Cut, categorise, count & paste »
Complete the drawing rainy days worksheets and activities »

Healthy recipes
Pumpkin falafel pockets »
Cranberry and apricot muesli bars »
Corn and lentil fritters »


Fun questions to answer with your kids (or on your own!)

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Q: What gets wetter the more it dries?

Q: Why did the picture go to jail?

Q: What do you get when you cross fish and an elephant?

Q: Why are frogs so happy?

Q: What is the best day to go to the beach?

Q: What has one head, one foot and four legs?

Q: Why can't your nose be 12 inches long?

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