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Reasons You Should Be An Early Childhood Educator

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We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: a career in childcare will take you places you have never been before. It is not your ordinary 9-5 job; it will involve you playing...

Let’s make it mandatory to teach respectful relationships in every Australian school

The Victorian government is rolling out respectful relationships education in primary and secondary schools across the state. from shutterstock.com Media reports of findings from the latest National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey caused a stir in...

Let them play! Kids need freedom from play restrictions to develop

Playing in nature improves children’s learning, social and emotional skills. MI PHAM/unsplash You may have heard of play. It’s that thing children do – the diverse range of unstructured, spontaneous activities and behaviours. Children play in many ways,...

Time, money and method: three things to consider if you’re thinking about homeschooling your...

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Homeschooling allows more creativity in the way the curriculum is delivered. Max Goncharov/Unsplash A successful homeschooling experience happens when children and parents know the expectations, set targets and enjoy it. In some families, one child...

Want a safer world for your children? Teach them about diverse religions and worldviews

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Students are far more understanding of their religious peers if they attend classes about religious diversity. from shutterstock.com Around 80% of secondary school students who had classes about diverse religions claim to have positive...

Courtside Children – How To Get Your Kids Into Tennis

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Why wouldn’t you want your children to grow an appreciation for tennis? It’s such a graceful sport that can be enjoyed solo or with the company of your friends. Almost all schools offer tennis...
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Learning music early can make your child a better reader

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As we look to improve the reading outcomes of our young children, more music education in our preschools and primary schools could be the answer. www.shutterstock.com Neuroscience has found a clear relationship between...
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Being in nature is good for learning, here’s how to get kids off screens...

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It takes effort and imagination, but the benefits are many.  from www.shutterstock.com Contrary to the belief we Aussies are a nature-loving outdoor nation, research suggests we’re spending less and less time outdoors. This worrying trend is also...
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Research shows there are benefits from getting more three-year-olds into preschool

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Research shows two years of preschool has more impact than one. Wayne Taylor/AAP Last Thursday, the Labor party pledged an additional A$1.75 billion for early education if elected the next government of Australia. This is the largest...