UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN

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Promoting health and wellbeing | MyChild.gov.au

Child Care Finder

Early learning and child care provides the foundation for children to develop both educationally and socially in a safe environment, while supporting parents into

Why play-based learning? (free article) - Early Childhood Australia

Why play-based learning? - Early Childhood Australia

Why play-based learning by Lennie Barblett was featured in Every Child Vol. 16 No. 3—Play and learning. Click here to subscribe today!

Child care: planning, preparing, settling | Raising Children Network

Settling in at child care: tips for the early weeks

Settling in at child care can be tricky. It can help to stay calm at drop-off and make sure your child has enough rest, play and attention at home. Read more.

Smooth Transitions In Child Care

Child Care Lounge - Online Training | Smooth Transitions In Child Care

by Cathy Abraham As you know, transition times are usually the most difficult and stressful parts of the day in child care. A group of children are being asked to shift from one activity to another, and move from one task to another in a relatively short period of time. This lends itself to much movement - and for some

Children's health and nutrition - Early Childhood Australia

Children's health and nutrition

All young children need help to establish patterns of good eating and exercise for their present wellbeing and for a healthy life.

Teaching children through play? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3  | Pursuit by The University of Melbourne

Teaching children through play? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3

For the first time, a significant study shows parents and educators how to interact with young babies and children to maximise their educational outcomes

Early Learning Activities for Preschoolers — Best Beginnings

Early Learning Activities for Preschoolers – Alaska's Early Childhood Investment

Free or low-cost activities for Alaska preschoolers to encourage healthy brain development. Provided by Best Beginnings.

Importance of play for babies & children | Raising Children Network

Why play is important

Play is more than just fun for babies and children. It’s how they learn and develop. Playing with your child is one of the most important things you can do. Article available in: Arabic, Dari, Karen, Persian, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese.

Play helps children feel good about themselves | kidsmatter.edu.au

Be You

Welcome to Be You, a national initiative for educators, aimed at promoting and protecting positive mental health in children and young people.

Helping children make transitions | Raising Children Network

Transitions for children: helping children change activities

Children don’t always find it easy to move between activities, but these transitions still need to happen. Read how to help with transitions for children.

Strategies To Support Transitions Through Change

Forum - Strategies To Support Transitions Through Change

Your Assignment Module Number and Heading: Workplacement Your Assignment Type: Standard Question Currently Working in Childcare? No Your knowledge: Beginner Your Question? Describe the strategies the educator uses to manage the transition and support…

Physical activity for younger children | Raising Children Network

Physical activity for young children

Daily physical activity is good for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. When you make physical activity fun and part of family life, it’s easy to get moving.

Menu planning guidelines for long day care | Healthy Eating Advisory Service

Menu planning guidelines for long day care

Learn how to plan a healthy menu that meets the National Quality Standard, and is recognised by the Achievement Program, and Smiles 4 Miles.

Movement and play ideas for preschoolers | Raising Children Network

Movement and play: preschoolers

Play is key to motor skills development. Play ideas to get preschoolers moving include ball play, outdoor play, nature walks, and rough-and-tumble play.