Issue 50 | 14 July 2015

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Advice for parents
Advice on safe baby sleeping
Babies spend a lot of time sleeping. As safe as it seems, sleeping is actually a risky pastime for babies if their sleep environment is not designed to be safe...»
Teach your kids all about colour mixing
This colour mixing activity for kids helps develop colour, mathematical and fine motor skills. And it is also great fun for you and your child!»
Developing fine motor skills
Learn about child developmental milestones for fine motor skills including writing, drawing, feeding, hand washing and other self care tasks...»
Express yourself: A guide to expressing breastmilk for new mums
Here's a handy rundown of expressing breastmilk for new mums, a technique where you can release your mamma's milk, either manually or with a pump,...»

Of interest this week
Misunderstood mothers-to-be internalise stress
The role that stigma around mental health plays in the stress of a pregnancy – and birth complications – has been thrust into the spotlight by a study...»
A new way of teaching maths in schools
A study has looked at a new way of teaching mathematics in primary and secondary school classrooms, and its ability to enhance learning...»
Crushing end for dangerous toys
The Andrews Labor Government is putting Victorian traders on notice to keep banned or unsafe toys off their shelves, or risk hefty fines of up to $1.1 million...»
Baby blues: spotting mothers at risk
Jane Davidson realised she had a problem when the ocean started to look like the welcoming embrace of death...»
Link between preeclampsia and children’s development
Hypertensive diseases during pregnancy, in particular preeclampsia, have long-term and possibly permanent consequences for the motor development in offspring...»
Guide to kids educational apps
An evidence-based guide to help parents, educators and app designers assess the educational impact of apps for children has been developed...»
NSW parents offered free face-to-face parenting support
Parents of children with a disability in NSW are being offered two years of free evidence-based parenting support, under a world-first research project led by the University of Sydney...»

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Inspirational quotes


Heading back to school

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela

Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
- Malcolm X

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