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Everywhere you go, someone is there with a handy piece of parenting advice. The trouble is, much of this advice is conflicting. With the help of early and middle childhood experts have put together some handy articles to help you navigate some of the messier aspects of parenting, as well as some of the fun stuff. From anxious children, to anxious parents, when to start childcare or preschool, fussy eaters, challenging behaviour and more.

Reward Charts for Children: How They Can Help You Manage Your Child’s Behaviour

On this page What is a Reward Chart? What Are the Benefits of a Reward System? How to Set up a Reward Chart Tips for Creating a Reward Chart for Children How to Use a Reward Chart Types of Reward ...
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The Benefits Of Gardening For Children | Gowrie NSW

On this page Why Gardening Is Beneficial To Children How Does Gardening Help A Child Develop? How To Get Children Interested in Gardening Garden Safety for Children Plant Selections For Children ...
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Is Your Child Ready for Big School? | Gowrie NSW

On this page What is school readiness? Why is school readiness important? Factors that determine school readiness What are school readiness skills? Building blocks to develop school readiness How can ...
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Rote Counting: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

Key Points Rote counting is a memory exercise and all about repetition. Children need to practise counting over and over again until they have committed the correct order to memory. There are a ...
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Vacation Care in Winter: Five reasons to enrol your child today

Key Points Winter (and Summer, Spring and Autumn) is the perfect time to book Vacation Care to give you time to work, time to relax, time to take care of yourself. Children are able to try new ...
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The Benefits of Play Dough in Early Childhood | Gowrie NSW

Key Points Play dough provides a sensory experience that helps to develop fine motor skills, ease tension and improve imagination, aiding early childhood development in a playful way. Playing with ...
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Making friends in School and Childcare | Gowrie NSW

Key Points Childhood friendships teach skills such as sharing and help children to develop communication skills such as learning to express their emotions. By the age of three, children can generally ...
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Screen time for children- how much is too much?

Key Points The definition of screen time for kids in the guidelines includes TV, electronic gaming, computers, tablets and smartphones.  Sufficient physical activity and sleep combined with limited ...
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Separation Anxiety in Babies and Children: Causes and Management Tips

Key Points Separation anxiety is a sign that your child has a secure attachment and healthy bond to you. You are their world. And they don’t like the idea of being apart from you. Separation anxiety ...
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