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.
By working together, families, kindy teachers and school staff can all support children as they transition from home to kindy to school.
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Watch how four Elders from Mackay are working together to spread an important message about early learning.
A positive start to school will help your child develop a lifelong love of learning.
Early Years Places offer families with young children a range of activities and services to support their child’s development.
We all are involved in that growth and that learning, of bringing our young people through. They are our future leaders.
It’s the lessons your child learns form you today, that prepare them for life tomorrow.
Learning basic language and numbers at an early age helps children enjoy learning forever.
From birth, young children learn communication skills from parents and close relationships.
Children learn best when they are happy.
Play lets children use imagination and learn new skills.
Connection to culture, and all aspects of early learning create a solid pathway for life.
Sharron shares her story, learning at home and in the community.
This family favourite is a great way to build listening skills while having fun.
Reading aloud and sharing stories with your child when they are young helps develop literacy skills and learn about the world around them.
Having a go at writing and drawing at an early age helps children learn and understand how ideas are communicated.
Kids begin to learn about numbers from everyday situations they can relate to.
Children learn through every experience, even helping to bring in the washing.
Children born with hearing difficulties can have fun learning early literacy and numeracy skills with Auslan communicators Sally & Possum.
Quality time with grandparents provides support for parents and strengthens important relationships.
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.
By providing a stable, loving and caring, healthy environment with early learning opportunities, parents support their child’s positive development.
Playing outdoors is great for physical and mental development.
Juggling the many parts of family life can be hard sometimes, but having a strong support network can help.
Make story time a part of your daily routine you both look forward to.
Learning math, literacy, social and physical skills through play and everyday experiences.
Children’s interactions with family members, friends and community shape their understanding of the world, and their place in it
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When little ones play, they share ideas, use communication and listening skills, engage with others, develop physically and learn knowledge about the world.
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.
Different types of play allow kids to learn in new ways.
Artist Vernon Ah Kee shares some ideas to support artistic curiosity and creativity in children.
Spending quality time with your child can strengthen your relationship and boost your child’s development.
Knowing when it’s safe to leave your kids at home alone.
Getting kids involved in packing up can make your life easier and help them learn.
Turn chores and routines into a game and help your child learn at home.
Telling stories is a part of culture and passing on knowledge, but did you know it also helps your child’s brain grow strong?
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.
Encourage your child to get involved with these activities your kids love to get crafty with.
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.
Painting is a great way to let your child to experiment with expression and visual communication while developing important motor skills.
Get kids involved in making their own paint for craft activities.
An old favourite, try these DIY recipes to make your own playdough at home.
Free activities, ideas and information for parents and caregivers to encourage their child to speak and listen every day.
Children learn about themselves and the world by watching and interacting with you.
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Try out some of these playtime ideas with your family.