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How to raise mentally healthy children

It's estimated that around one in seven Australian children experience mental health issues and about half of all serious mental health issues in adulthood begin before age 14. So how can parents and carers support under 5’s as they learn and grow? 

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Mealtime Copy Cat

Time to eat? Invite your child to imitate what you do. Pick up your spoon, take some food and say, “Mmm delicious,” and put the spoon down. Or take tiny bites and have him/her do the same. Then invite your child to do something and you copy him/her.

This back and forth game helps your child learn to pay attention and remember so he/she can repeat your actions. Your child needs these thinking skills to learn information and use it. Plus it can encourage a picky eater to eat!

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Vroom uses the science of early learning to help your child thrive with bite-sized activities that support brain growth.