Babies and Toddlers

Have you done the Illawarra 'top 10 FUN places to take the kids!?'

  Our Illawarra Kids have voted - this is what they have to say...  Tue 1 May 18

Of course the Illawarra is like a big kid's playground with all our ocean, green spaces and escarpment to roam in. BUT, when it comes to dedicated kid's entertainment we've asked and they have ans..

Healthy Eating and Kids!

  Zoe McCarthy  Fri 24 February 17

The other week I was lucky enough to teach a nutrition workshop to a group of very keen 5-15 year olds! I had a fantastic time sharing with them some of the knowledge I have picked up over the..

Is my child genuinely confident?

  Jenna Claire Fletcher  Tue 25 October 16

Do you want your child to accept and love him/herself unconditionally? To value, respect and look after their body? To express their most positive self? “Confidence” is often misun..

Where Schools Go Wrong Integrating Technology Into The Classroom

  Frank Lusciano  Sun 16 October 16

It is no secret that education leaders and teachers all around the world are scrambling to bring technology into the classroom and help facilitate both new methods of education and also new syllab..

Books and their role in the ‘taming of our crew'

  Fiona McKay  Wed 12 October 16

During the interval in Sunday’s matinee performance of ‘One Really Big Circus Show’, I saw two year old Roxy perched on the edge of the stage, immersed in a book the Stage Manager wa..

New Online Healthy Lifestyle Program for Parents of Preschoolers

  Megan Hammersley  Fri 22 April 16

Early childhood is a critical time to establish healthy lifestyle practices and parents are important role models during this period. As children get older, it becomes more difficult to change un..

5 Tips from an Autism Mum

  Jennifer Ratcliffe  Fri 1 April 16

Jennifer Ratcliffe - author of ‘This Was Not On the Brochure’ a book about living your best life, even when it turns out differently to what you expected.... She is married to Bra..

Paint the Gong REaD

  Tracey Kirk-Downey – Paint the Gong REaD  Fri 21 August 15

Paint the Gong REaD is an early childhood literacy program that aims to promote reading, signing, talking and rhyming with all children from birth. Children begin learning before birth and by..

6 Tech Tools for Parents

  Nicky Way  Wed 19 August 15

Right after I read the newsletter on School eNews app, order the school photos online, get the bookclub books from scholastic website, order the entertainment guide ebook, book a last minute childcare..

Unlocking your child's creativity

  Nicky Lobo   Mon 25 May 15

Once upon a time, a healthy, happy child became a balanced, well-socialised adolescent, who then turned into a successful adult human. And we all lived happily ever after. That's the fairytal..

Introducing solids to your baby

  Kellie Ellington  Mon 3 February 14

From the moment our baby is born, we are faced with a wide range of opinions and decisions about how to feed, how often to feed, how we should settle baby, the best sleeping position, co-sleeping ..

Planning a birthday party to remember

  Sarah Impelmens  Mon 3 February 14

Your child's birthday is soon approaching and it is time to start putting some thought into how you are going to celebrate another year of growth and milestones. Whether you have decided on a smal..

The pains and pleasures of being a mumpreneur

  Eva Kokkelmans  Mon 3 February 14

In the past 2 year I have given birth twice, once to a baby and once to a business. After months of contemplation I finally made a decision: I am going to be a fulltime mum AND set up my own busin..

Low to no cost family fun

  Nicole Davies  Sat 3 August 13

There is no denying the Illawarra is one of the best places in the world to raise a family, we have so many fun places to play and explore. Beaches, walks, playgrounds, bike tracks and the list go..

Fun games to play indoors

  Dr Jane Williams  Sun 26 May 13

The wet winter months make it more challenging to keep the children occupied and moving. Moving is the key word here – children who sit watching screens, whether they be TV, computer, notebo..

Breastfeeding booby traps

  Louise David  Thu 22 January 15

Because our culture is so far removed from the village community of Africa or indigenous Australia many women can reach adulthood without ever seeing another woman breastfeed. Then as a community..

Lazy mum!

  Louise David  Tue 22 January 13

I'm the first to admit that I'm a lazy person, if I can get out of doing something, I will, if I can do something half heartedly but get the same result I will. I've now realised I parent the way ..

Perceived low supply and frequent feeding

  Louise David  Tue 22 January 13

Are you feeding again? You mustn't have enough milk? Maybe I don't have enough? These are frequently heard comments and thoughts by mums who are simply experiencing normal newborn feeding beh..

Tips for a happy & healthy pregnancy

  Nadine Campbell  Tue 22 January 13

When you are planning to become pregnant, even if it is not the first time, you are embarking on a journey that can sometimes feel overwhelming. The good news is that with proper nutritional and l..

To discipline or not? The marble jar method

  Chantelle Kerr  Tue 22 January 13

Parents often experience many difficulties with parenting. Parenting doesn't generally come with an instruction book, so we often have to learn as we go! Depending on the age of the children the c..

Towards less stress for parents nurturing happy healthy families

  Erika Steller  Tue 22 January 13

Parenting can feel like a whirlwind in our super busy world, juggling home, family, work and social engagements. Our children keep us almost constantly on the go, and the responsibilities of being..

Tummy time tips

  C Coulter-O'Berry et al  Tue 22 January 13

Tummy time is a valuable and important activity for your baby from birth onwards. The increased awareness of SIDS (sudden unexpected death in infancy or fatal sleeping accidents) has lead to safe ..

Immunisation Schedule and Clinic Dates

    Thu 29 November 12

Immunisation protects children (and adults) against harmful infections before they come into contact with them in the community. Immunisation uses the body's natural defence mechanism - the immune..

Everybody's doing yoga even the kids!

  Erika Steller  Mon 2 May 11

Have you tried yoga? Have your children? It seems many people have either done yoga or thought maybe they should try it. The beneficial effects of yoga are many, with a growing body of research wo..


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