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Parenting Young Children

Taking care of a child in their first years of life is one of the most rewarding and challenging times in the life of a parent. As a parent, it is easy to feel overwhelmed or to get the impression that things are getting out of control when you have a young child. 

However, with the right knowledge and the right tools, parenting young children can become the most pleasant experience. 

You can create life lasting memories with your child simply by understanding your child's physical and psychological development and interacting with them accordingly. Of course, play is an important element in parenting young children and in teaching them various life lessons. But while taking care of your child, make sure you also take care of yourself. 

At Playgroup NSW, we understand that parenting young children is an entirely new experience to many parents and carers. In this section you will find a collection of useful information, tips and tricks to help you bond with your child.

  • Mimi Naylor, Speech Pathologist and Clinical Director, The SPEECH Centre Forestville

    Your toddler is learning new words every day and really wants to talk to you. Here are a few expert tips on what to expect and how to keep the conversation flowing. 

  • Kinderling Kids Radio

    Reading time is more fun for children if you can find a book they can enjoy. Here are some age-appropriate suggestions you can look for at the bookstore.

  • Kinderling Kids Radio

    Are mealtimes more like "messy times" in your household?

    All toddlers love to play with their food more than eat it.

    But what can you do when your home-cooked meals keep ending up on the floor rather than in your toddler’s hungry belly?

    Resident child expert at Kinderling Helpline, Chris Minogue, gives you five amazing tips to help you win your next “food fight” with your toddler. 

  • Playgroup NSW

    Bedtime stories, heroic characters, adventure, exploration and magic…

    Childhood is the perfect time to discover all these magical elements. And children’s books have all of them.

    It’s never too early for your child to be introduced to the fabulous world of books. There are so many developmental benefits of reading to and with your child from an early age. Some of them include cognitive, speech and social skills.

  • Playgroup NSW

    Winter can become a challenging season when it comes to finding new fun play ideas for your child. Those cold and chilly days may present a creativity block for parents.

    But there is no such thing as getting bored on a winter’s day, as long as you are armed with play ideas, you and your child will still have lots of fun.

    Here are some fun play ideas to revive your winter routine.

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Children love playing with balls of all shapes and sizes. And with good reason: balls are great for group play, organised sports or just playing by yourself. They are also suitable for a variety of age groups (from babies to children and even adults).

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Mothercraft nurse, Chris Minogue, answers one of Kinderling Radio listener’s question on how to keep their child safe on the ground.

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