Issue 32 | 25 September 2014

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Super-easy home-made educational games
Fine motor and maths – Peg colour matching
This is a great kid's game involving matching colours with pegs..»
Maths skills, sensory, role play and art – coloured rice
These coloured rice games provide hours of fun, played-based learning about maths and language...»

Montessori style fine motor activity – macaroni in a box
This is an excellent activity for kids to develop fine motor skills...»


Road safety: Traffic lights and pedestrian crossing

Car safety traffic light game
Road safety games for kids are a great way to teach your child how to behave on real roads...»

Pedestrian safety traffic light game
Teach your child with this role game how to safely cross a road at traffic lights...»

Of interest this week
Transitioning through divorce – parenting help »
Support for parents and caregivers of children with a disability »
Groups, communities help new parents cope »
Research: Expectant parents’ play with doll predicts later parenting behaviour »
Top reading tips for toddlers »
Non-English subjects can help migrant and refugee children »


It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult. Choose your words wisely.

Schizoid behavior is a pretty common thing in children. It's accepted, because all we adults have this unspoken agreement that children are lunatics.
Stephen King

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Benjamin Franklin

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
Pablo Picasso

The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention is to sit down and look comfortable.
Lane Olinghouse

There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.
Chinese Proverb

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