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The Importance of Singing in Early Childhood Development: The Power of Music

From time immemorial, singing has been celebrated as a critical aspect of early childhood growth and progression. Incorpo...

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Don't be a sour grape!

The Sour Grape holds grudges for every reason under the sun. Lime never returned a scarf they borrowed? Grudge! Orange never called back? Grudge! But when a friend holds a gru...

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Delicious Beef: Recipes to Start Your New Year Out Strong

The new year is a time to refocus on your health and the things that bring you joy. Fortunately, what you eat can help you achieve both and ...

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Use the Brain to Stop Temper Tantrums!

Let's be real. Dealing with a tantrum in the middle of the grocery is never easy. Remember the last time your child had a temper tantrum. Was your stress level...

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'Process art' ideas for Christmas

Christmas is almost upon us and now is the time to plan for activities for your children, or even just for yourself, that are both entertaining and engaging. Undert...

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4 Developmentally Appropriate Ways for Children to Celebrate the Holiday Season

Seeing the holidays through the eyes of a child is a remarkable experience. Children take extra delight in twinkling l...

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House Fire! 3 Tips to Help Your Family Stay Safe

Did you know you could have less than three minutes to safely leave your home in the event of a fire? While the overall number of home fires has decr...

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How to Talk to Your Children About Bullying

When you hear the term bullying, the thought of children heckling a student on a playground or in the classroom comes to mind. However, with the age of so...

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Early Learning Matters 2022: Learning Through Play

Early Learning Matters Week is a celebration of the importance of education for the under-fives. For 2022 it runs from Monday October 17th to Frida...

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With Back to School Comes Back to Sleep

The start of the new school year is the perfect time to renew habits that keep students happy and healthy — including sleep. Unfortunately, many childre...

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Encouraging Creativity in Your Tween: 8 Useful Tips

The tween years can be incredibly tough to navigate. Between trying to figure out their passions, building friendships and keeping up with the dem...

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Little Ears are Listening: The importance of using positive self-talk

Think about how often you say remarks out loud like: “This outfit looks terrible on me,” or “I don’t lik...

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The Benefits of STEM Education in Early Childhood Education

The natural impulse towards exploring, interaction and observation starts in early childhood, even before primary school. It is during thi...

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The Australian Government's myGov website is Changing

myGov is a simple and secure way to access government services online. They are making some changes to the myGov website so that it is easie...

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Developing Key Character Traits Helps Kids Succeed in School

It’s never too early to begin teaching children the value of strong morality and character in order to help them succeed in school....

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Want a Simplified Morning Routine that Sets the Stage for School Success?

Morning routines don't have to be stressful for kids or adults, with a little proactive planning. Consider these six mor...

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Family Holiday Soon? Help to Avoid a Visit to the Emergency Room

Whether you're traveling near or far, holidays can be a fun and relaxing time for families. However, people who are traveling wit...

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Biting in child care: What are the risks?

No parent wants to hear that their child has been bitten while in child care (or that their child has bitten a playmate). However, biting is normal behavior...

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How to Boost Prenatal Brain Development

Boost baby's brain development with 3 key prenatal nutrients. As exciting as a new pregnancy can be, it can also be equally as overwhelming....

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Winter Warming Activities for Kids

On the coldest days of winter, it can be difficult to encourage children outside for exploration...

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How to help children with thinking and learning differences

Trading skepticism for support: How parents can support kids with thinking and learning differences...

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Are your kids safe online?

It's never been more important for parents to ensure their children are safe and staying productive online. With so many popular apps, websites and streaming services,...

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Unexpected Ways Kindness Improves Kids Health

The age-old golden rule implores people to treat others the way they want to be treated — but it is also important for people to treat themselves well...

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Helping Kids Develop Confidence and Become More Resilient

While the past two years have been tough on everyone, they’ve been especially hard for children living with challenging family circums...

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How Sweet Cherries Can Support Your Winter Wellness

Sweet cherries may conjure images of hot summer days, so who knew that they could be a year-round staple for good health? These sweet snacks provi...

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Does Visual Communcation for Children Really Matter?

We live in a verbal culture. Speaking and listening are the ways we are expected to exchange information with others, and it often doesn’t occu...

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iBASIS-VIPP - Outstanding Findings from Early Childhood Autism Trial

A parent-led therapy that supports the social development of babies displaying early signs of autism has significantly reduced th...

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How to make sure children are getting the right foods

At some point during parenthood, everyone struggles with feeding their children the right foods. Is it green enough? Does it have the right vita...

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Lessons from the Pandemic: How the relationship with our pets continues to grow

The pandemic has brought with it a number of challenges, from quarantining to social distancing and remote working - a...

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Potty Training Time? Why the right toilet seat is key to success

Of all the things you do as a parent, one of the most challenging is toilet training. It can take a lot of planning, supplies and pat...

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Little Moments Today Can Change Children's Lives

The experiences we have as children have the power to shape our future. Find out how creating the right Little Ripples can change children's lives...

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Let’s get ready for big school with Little Explorers Early Learning Centre Merrylands

Preparing your child for kindergarten can seem like a daunting task. With questions like What do they need to ...

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Adopting a New Cat? 5 Tips for New Cat Parents

Welcoming a new cat or kitten into your home is an exciting event. However, like any new experience, it can feel daunting to prepare your home for your...

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What to do when a kid's injury is more than just a bump or bruise

Ouch! Kids break bones in many ways. Whether from a fall, a sports-related injury, roughhousing or just an accident, a broken bone i...

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How to Prepare Your Child for Preschool

Preschool is a major phase in your Child’s development and being psychologically ready to begin can greatly help your child's likelihood of gaining success ...

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What is Your Parenting Style

Parents are the most important influence in children's lives. The relationships we have with our children, the values we give them and the example we set have more impac...

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Supporting Young Children During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a huge amount of anxiety in young children. An Australian survey indicates that as many as 10% of kids may need specia...

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15 Minutes a Day Can Help Prevent Student Learning Loss

Distance learning, hybrid models, social-distanced in-person - school has looked very different over the last year, and this interrupted learn...

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A Financial Life-line for Early Education

The Federal Government has announced additional support for early education providers impacted by extended lockdowns. Effective immediately early education ...

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Oral Dysfunction: Signs and Consequences on Kid's Health

Oral dysfunction is a common issue faced by many Aussie infants every year. Oral dysfunction is the inability (or lack of ability), for free ...

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Protect Kids from Swallowing Button Cell Batteries

People are spending more time in their homes, and there are devices everywhere, like remotes, key fobs and thermometers that may include small lith...

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What is Small World Play and Why is it Important

Small world play is the acting out of scenarios in a miniature play scene, supported by small figures, toys and other objects. Children can play in a...

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Tips to Combat Child Weight Gain During the Pandemic

With the stress of the ongoing pandemic, children starting to go back to school in person after months of virtual school, sport and activity canc...

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Fathering Facts

Did you know that 96% of new dads took time off for the birth of their kids? Or that 90% new dads regularly change nappies? For various reasons, the previous generation could only ma...

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Go Green With Morph!

Morph is Toddle’s green Little Monster, a colour that children associate with the environment and sustainability. Morph is the hero of the story, and shows his friends how to ...

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How Babies Learn

For the first few years of a baby’s life, everything in the world is new. Learning is a 24/7 process. They have to figure out how to move their bodies, how to manipulate objects, ...

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How Toddlers Learn

Toddlers love to experiment with their ‘I will do this myself’ attitude. This is an important step in developing the confidence and independence that are key for becoming life...

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What Learning Looks Like Ages 3-5 Years

Preschool children learn best through a mix of open ended and structured play. At ages, 3-5 children are becoming readers, writers, counters and collaborators...

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