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  • Kinderling Kids Radio

    Dr Elysia Thornton-Benko of Bondi Road Doctors has some great tips for parents who must deal with getting their children worm-free. Find all about these tips here. 

  • Playgroup NSW

    It’s important to start involving your toddler in their own dental hygiene routine as early on as you can.

    Those who already have a toddler know this is not an easy task. Getting a toddler involved in any type of activity can be challenging at times, as it involves a lot of chasing around.

    The Australian Dental Association (ADA) suggests that a correct dental hygiene starts as soon as teeth begin to appear.

    Once your baby becomes a toddler, they are old enough to gradually start becoming responsible for their own dental hygiene.

    Let’s take a look at 4 efficient tips of promoting healthy dental practices for your toddler while also getting them involved.

  • Playgroup NSW

    Kids fighting off another bout of sneezing and snotty noses? Sadly, there’s no miracle solution to stop them catching colds, but this article provides great healthy eating tips (and recipes) to boost little ones’ immune systems and shorten their recovery time if they do get crook. You can also listen to Kinderling Kids Radio interview with Nutrionist Jess Beaton

  • KidsMatter Early Childhood

    When it comes to children's mental health, things are never black and white.

    It’s easier to understand children’s mental health through risk and protective factors. The relationship between these two factors can influence mental health in a substantial way.

    In other words, your goal as a parent or carer in promoting your child’s mental health is to reduce risk factors while increasing protective factors. This strategy is known to have a positive effect on children’s mental development.

    Let’s try to understand the influence risk and protective factors can have to your child’s wellbeing.


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Playgroup NSW, the peak body representing playgroups across NSW, is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting families and strengthening local communities through playgroups.

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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).

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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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