• Home
  •  > 
  • Parenting Young Children

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

    It is great for children to be introduced to the world of books as early in their lives as possible. We all know reading aloud to children is a good thing, and for as much as time allows, we should read to them every day - whether you are reading out loud a magazine, the newspaper, or a children’s book (even 10 minutes a day).

    Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are - a lesson you can teach your child as soon as they come into this world. In celebration of Book Week, we picked three shortlisted books you can read aloud to your child. Discover the bonus tips at the end on how to make reading fun for both you and your child.
  • Responsible Pet Ownership Program

    Research has linked this important relationship of children and pets to companionship, empowering responsibility and empathy. However, not all childhood experiences with dogs are positive ones.   The ‘We Are Family’ program helps inform expectant parents of the potential risks and provides them with the knowledge, skills and strategies to ensure that the child /pet relationship is not only a physically and emotionally enriching one, but importantly a safe one as well. 

  • Kinderling Kids Radio

    Toddlers! They bring so much joy, but can stretch the boundaries of your parenting tool box!

  • Raising Children Network

    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

    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

Click here to find out More + Featured Activities

Beaumont Hills Little Buddies Mandarin Playgroup meets every Monday from 10am to 12pm with a wide range of fun activities laid out for the day. The aim of this playgroup is to provide a friendly, Mandarin speaking environment for all parents, carers and children in the area.

Playgroups looking for you

Click here to find out More + Featured Activities

Check out our Playgroups who are looking for families to join them.

Play Activities

Click here to find out More + Featured Activities

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 Article

Click here to find out More + Featured Activities

Mothercraft nurse, Chris Minogue, answers one of Kinderling Radio listener’s question on how to keep their child safe on the ground.

Looking for a Playgroup?

Find PlaygroupSearch Now!

Supported By