Reading To Young Children – Does It Matter?

Reading To Young Children – Does It Matter?

Remember being tucked up in bed while your mother or father sat beside you with a book? This is used to be a nightly habit for most families and I wonder if it still is. Way back in 2015, the Huffington Post reported that four out of five parents do not read bedtime...
School Readiness – What Can YOU Do?

School Readiness – What Can YOU Do?

In my last blog, we discussed how to recognise when our children are ready for school. There are a few schools of thoughts regarding “school readiness”. They run from making you feel guilty that you’re not doing enough to making you feel guilty that you’re doing too...
Junk Food Ads Making Your Children Fat?

Junk Food Ads Making Your Children Fat?

On 24 July, the SBS news headlines screamed Campaigners fear junk food advertising is making Australian children fat Here is a summary from the full report, More than one million Australian children are above a healthy weight, the July Victoria’s Obesity Policy...
Is My Child Ready For School?

Is My Child Ready For School?

In Western Australia, it is compulsory for parents to enrol their children in Pre-Primary if they turn 5 by 30th June. All children of compulsory school age must be enrolled in school and attend every day – this is the law. However, parents have a choice of starting...
Parenting Styles

Parenting Styles

In my last article “Does Early Childhood Education Really Matter?” I wrote that children need adults (parents) who would take the time to get involved with them to support their learning in the early years. However, there’s getting involved and there’s getting...
Does Early Childhood Education Really Matter

Does Early Childhood Education Really Matter

“Does early childhood education REALLY matter? And do I as a parent  have to get involved in it?” As an early childhood educator, I get asked that a lot. This is even more so when both parents are working at full-time jobs. When we come home, we’re tired and the last...