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This blog category has been created with parents in mind. A range of questions about schooling answered, as well as some basic activities that parents may wish to use at home with their children.

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13 Fun Sight Word Activities for Home and School

Learning sight words doesn't need to be boring or mundane. Your children/students will be begging to learn their sight words with these fun and engaging activity ideas.

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10 Tried and Tested Fine Motor Activities

Before children head to formal education, parents will often spend hours focusing on developing their child's gross motor skills, such as, catching a ball, swinging on a swing by themselves and climbing playground equipment. However, fine motor skills, and developing the muscles in a child's fingers and hands, is just as important.

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How much does my child need to know before starting school?
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How much does my child need to know before starting school?

The kindergarten program in Australia teaches a variety of concepts through play-based learning. This is intended to assist children to transition into their first year of schooling. However; it is important to recognise that children will develop at their own pace.

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Why do Children Fight? Lessons in Moral Development
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Why do Children Fight? Lessons in Moral Development

Which is your story? You dread the child next door coming over to play; Your child comes home from school crying, “She’s not my friend any more”; You have two children and they are always fighting; You hear from others that your son is a bully; Your child often says, “That’s not fair. She’s got more than me”.

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Screen Media Time: Source of Conflict or Opportunity?
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Screen Media Time: Source of Conflict or Opportunity?

The seductive power of digital media has left parents and teachers conflicted about how best to navigate a wise-path with children.

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The Powerful Benefits of Storytelling
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The Powerful Benefits of Storytelling

There is an old saying, “Richer than I you’ll never be, for I had a parent who read to me”. The benefits of reading can never be doubted however I would like to rewrite this saying and state, “Richer than I you’ll never be, for I had a parent who told stories to me”. In our highly visual world it is vital that children have an opportunity to listen and imagine. My passion is to encourage parents and teachers to include oral storytelling on a regular basis.

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