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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.

  • Raising Children Network

    Thu 09-Jul-15

    Tantrums are extremely common among children aged 18-36 months. They come in all shapes and sizes. They can involve spectacular explosions of anger, frustration and disorganised behaviour (when your child ' loses it'). You might see crying, screaming, stiffening limbs, an arched back, kicking falling down, flailing about or running away. If certain situations - shopping, visiting or mealtimes - often bring on temper tantrums, think of ways to make these events easier on your child.

  • Raising Children Network

    Thu 09-Jul-15

    Children with disability really benefit from early intervention – the earlier, the better. But it can be hard to know which early intervention is right for your child. A good early intervention will be family focused, well structured and based on reliable evidence. Early intervention works best when it’s targeted at your child’s individual needs.

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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