5-8

90 per cent of a child’s brain development occurs in the first eight years. Children are learning through every experience, not just between school hours.  Every conversation, game and new experience can be a time to learn.

 

General

Early learning journey – stories from country

We all are involved in that growth and that learning, of bringing our young people through. They are our future leaders.

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Encourage

The five ways: Encourage

It’s the lessons your child learns form you today, that prepare them for life tomorrow.

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The five ways: Read & Count

Learning basic language and numbers at an early age helps children enjoy learning forever.

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Talk & Listen

The five ways: Talk & Listen

From birth, young children learn communication skills from parents and close relationships.

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Care

The five ways: Care

Children learn best when they are happy.

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Play

The five ways: Play

Play lets children use imagination and learn new skills.

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A pathway for life

Connection to culture, and all aspects of early learning create a solid pathway for life.

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We grow together

Sharron shares her story, learning at home and in the community.

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Simon Says, listen in

This family favourite is a great way to build listening skills while having fun.

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Once upon a time… why reading is important

Reading aloud and sharing stories with your child when they are young helps develop literacy skills and learn about the world around them.

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Let’s have a go at writing

Having a go at writing and drawing at an early age helps children learn and understand how ideas are communicated.

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Numbers, easier with meaning

Kids begin to learn about numbers from everyday situations they can relate to.

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Early learning in the home

Children learn through every experience, even helping to bring in the washing.

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Auslan adventures with Sally & Possum

Children born with hearing difficulties can have fun learning early literacy and numeracy skills with Auslan communicators Sally & Possum.

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Care

Quality time with grandparents

Quality time with grandparents provides support for parents and strengthens important relationships.

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Encourage

Accessing support

Families of a child with a disability or developmental delay can access support for their child to develop skills and transition into structured education and care.

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Care

Healthy start to life

By providing a stable, loving and caring, healthy environment with early learning opportunities, parents support their child’s positive development.

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Play

Get moving outdoors

Playing outdoors is great for physical and mental development.

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Care

Where to find support for parents

Juggling the many parts of family life can be hard sometimes, but having a strong support network can help.

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Fitting in story time

Make story time a part of your daily routine you both look forward to.

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Listening

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Learning can happen anywhere

Learning math, literacy, social and physical skills through play and everyday experiences.

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Care

Identity and independence

Children’s interactions with family members, friends and community shape their understanding of the world, and their place in it

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General

Early childhood education and care service options

Find out more about regulated services offered across Queensland.

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Play

Early learning sets up skills for life

When little ones play, they share ideas, use communication and listening skills, engage with others, develop physically and learn knowledge about the world.

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Finding support through the Autism Hub

The Autism Hub works with parents, educators and stakeholders to ensure support for students on the Autism Spectrum is streamlined and responsive to individual needs.

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Play

Play a different way, every day

Different types of play allow kids to learn in new ways.

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Creative kids

Artist Vernon Ah Kee shares some ideas to support artistic curiosity and creativity in children.

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Being a dad

Spending quality time with your child can strengthen your relationship and boost your child’s development.

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Home alone

Knowing when it’s safe to leave your kids at home alone.

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Play

Making packing up easy

Getting kids involved in packing up can make your life easier and help them learn.

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Routines and chores as learning opportunities

Turn chores and routines into a game and help your child learn at home.

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Story time helps kids learn

Telling stories is a part of culture and passing on knowledge, but did you know it also helps your child’s brain grow strong?

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Care

Why we all need support sometimes

As a parent, you will face new and different challenges, but you don’t need to have all the answers, all the time. It’s ok to ask for help and support when you need, and accept when it’s offered.

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Play

Getting crafty

Encourage your child to get involved with these activities your kids love to get crafty with.

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Encourage

Getting to know the great outdoors

The great outdoors is full of interesting natural materials waiting to be discovered. Exploring outdoor materials provides opportunities for children to learn to care for and respect their environment.

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Painting for developing minds and bodies

Painting is a great way to let your child to experiment with expression and visual communication while developing important motor skills.

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Play

Making paint

Get kids involved in making their own paint for craft activities.

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Play

Making playdough

An old favourite, try these DIY recipes to make your own playdough at home.

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Talk & Listen

SPEAK app

Free activities, ideas and information for parents and caregivers to encourage their child to speak and listen every day.

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Care

Leading by example

Children learn about themselves and the world by watching and interacting with you.

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General

QLD Schools app

Find school enrolment information, contact details and more in the one place.

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Play

Playtime ideas: let’s play

Try out some of these playtime ideas with your family.

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