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Sue Robb, Goodstart Early Learning General Manager of Pedagogy and Practice, discusses the importance of early communication and the need for children to experiment.
Sue Robb, Goodstart Early Learning General Manager of Pedagogy and Practice, discusses the importance of early communication and the need for children to experiment with sounds, babbling, making noises, learning vocabulary, and communicating from an early age.
Dr Lesley Jones shares some insights on what drives children's behaviour and offers guidance and support for parents in a workshop at the Gold Coast Parenting Fair.
Dr Lesley Jones shares some insights on what is driving children's behaviour and gives parents some simple and actionable strategies to take away and implement. Working with children's behaviour can be challenging and there are simple things we can all do as adults in relationships with children that can make a real difference.
The first five years of a child’s life are crucial. The human brain is the most complex thing on earth and this period sees the fastest rate of brain development.
The human brain is the most complex thing on earth and birth to five years sees the fastest rate of brain development. 60% of all energy a baby expends is concentrated in the brain and 90% of a child’s brain development occurs before they even walk into a classroom. That’s why the first five years of a child’s life a crucial.
Find out the important part that you can play in helping young brains thrive through engaging, laughing, hugging, reading, singing and playing with children.
What can we do to help young brains thrive? Babies whose parents frequently engage and talk with them know 300 more words by age two than those that don't.
As parents we don't have the time to read the latest neuroscience on raising happy, healthy children. But chances are you are already doing more than you realise.
As parents we barely get the time to read the back of a cereal box, let alone what the latest neuroscience says about how to raise happy, healthy children. But don't stress, chances are you are already doing more for your child's brain development than you realise.
Firstfiveyears.org.au aims to create a collaborative community to share insights and experiences to help meet the daily challenges of raising young children.
Firstfiveyears.org.au aims to create a collaborative community of parents, professionals and educators to share insights and experiences about the early years and help meet the challenges of raising young children. First Five Years gives parents the advice, support and tools they need to make the most of the first years of their child’s life. The website aims to provide credible information and empower parents in a positive, real-world and non-judgemental way.