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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.

  • Playgroup NSW

    Thu 29-Sep-16

    Listening to stories is a new experience for your child, and it may be a new experience for you, too. Here are a few pieces of ways to make the activity fun and interactive.

  • Playgroup NSW

    Fri 09-Sep-16

    Nursery rhymes are a fun way to encourage learning in your children. Parents or grandparents, we all know some good nursery rhymes to share with our children.

  • Playgroup NSW

    Tue 06-Sep-16

    Your baby or toddler can be your perfect resource for play ideas. Any activity can be fun to young children, and any type of play will allow them to acquire new skills. As a parent, you are your child’s favourite playmate. Here are our top tips on how to make play fun for you and your child:

  • Playgroup NSW

    Wed 31-Aug-16

    When you get together with other families who have children (whether during playgroup, a family reunion, or a weekend barbecue in the backyard), it helps to have strategies for handling some common issues that may occur. Read more to discover how you can best manage your children's behaviour during playtime.

  • Kinderling Kids Radio

    Tue 30-Aug-16

    To children, all experiences are new. Therefore, they may overreact to positive feelings and they may not know how to react to negative feelings such as anger, frustration, guilt, or disappointment. While you can support your child to succeed in life, it is equally important to teach them how to cope with the things they cannot control. Here are eight ways you can teach your child resilience and build on their strong character.

Playgroup of the Month

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We value all our playgroups and their amazing stories. This is why, each month, we want you to meet one of them, hopefully their stories will inspire you.

This month, the focus is on Arcadia Playgroup. The determination of this special group of people will surely inspire you.

Play Activities

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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).

Featured Video

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In celebration of our 45th birthday, we’ve produced a fun, short video which we hope you enjoy. Thanks to all the playgroups and others who contributed to it.

Featured Article

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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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