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Friday, 21 Feb 2020
Author: editor-nrk

How to Teach Kids to Swim at Every Age

An age-by-age guide to swimming lessons, pool games and water safety tips for parents. Tempted to rush out and sign up your little one for swimming lessons this summer? That’s a smart move — if he’s old enough. The American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that parents hold off on formal swimming lessons until after their child’s […]

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How to Create Creative Kids

We gathered five experts in creative thinking (they’re all parents, too!) to share their best ideas and activities for sparking your child’s imagination. If the word creativity makes you think only of painting clouds, daydreaming, or writing experimental poetry, think again. “Creativity is one of the most important economic resources of the twenty-first century,” argues […]

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15 Fun STEM & STEAM Crafts for Kids

Forget those problem sets! Get your kids psyched about STEM and STEAM with interactive toys and crafts they can make at home. They’ll be amazed to see science, technology, engineering, art, and math in action in a setting that feels nothing like school. Juice-Pouch Stomp Rocket 6 FUN STEAM ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS This rocket uses the power […]

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Building global competence in students

Malcolm Elliott, President of the Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA) discusses the importance of building global competence, and how this can benefit students in the future. Australia’s relationship with neighbouring Asian nations presents a range of outstanding educational opportunities for students, teachers and families right across Australia. The Asia Education Foundation (AEF) has been forging […]

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Here’s why your preschooler should be learning maths

As our preschoolers grow and gain confidence, many parents get stuck into encouraging literacy and social skills with school readiness in mind. While we’re also teaching basics like counting from one to 10, The Australian newspaper points out that we’re not focusing on early maths concepts as readily or thoroughly as reading and writing skills. Innovation drought? Spending time […]

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New project examines benefits of reading at school

The impact of dedicated daily reading at school on students’ literacy and motivation is the focus of a new School Based Research Project supported by the Association of Independent Schools NSW (AISNSW). AISNSW’s School Based Research Project initiative, now in its sixth year, has so far supported 25 schools to undertake quality research to improve […]

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Mathematics milestones prekinder

There is a misconception amongst some parents that mathematics education does not seriously begin until the first formal year of schooling. In fact your pre-kinder student has already begun developing a range of mathematical behaviours which will support their numeracy development. These emerging numeracy skills, like all milestones will develop within the context of opportunity […]

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How to tell time

From the pre-schooler fascination of how night and day happens, to the family teenager who needs to negotiate train, bus and movie session timetables to enjoy their night out, learning to tell the time is an important skill which parents can easily support at home. Children across Australia are taught the concept of time from […]

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Parents, it’s never okay to hit your kids

Research published in the journal Pediatrics confirms what child advocates have long known: it’s never okay to hit children. Study author Tracie Afifi and her colleagues investigated the link between children being hit, pushed and shoved, and the development of psychological problems later in life. They found that harsh physical punishment was associated with depression, anxiety, substance […]

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