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Tuesday, 22 Sep 2020
Author: editor-nrk

Support for children with hearing loss

You can get help for your child if they have hearing loss. The services that provide help are: Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS), or the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The service you use will depend on where you live. Your Maternal and Child Health nurse or audiologist can give you information on these services. […]

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Choosing the right toys for your child

There are so many toys out there, and juggling your child’s needs and wants – along with advertising and peer  influences – can be tricky. But the best toys for kids aren’t always the fanciest – they’re the ones that stimulate your child’s imagination. The best toys for kids Toys can be a great way to […]

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Girls Nutrition

Teenage girls often don’t eat enough foods rich in calcium. You can also miss out on foods with iron that help guard against iron-deficiency anaemia – a condition where you feel tired all the time and look pale. This is true even if you aren’t a vegetarian. Calcium Calcium is a mineral found in certain […]

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Coughs, colds and ear infections in children

It is common for young children to get the odd cough, cold or even ear infection. Read further to find out more about these common childhood ailments. Coughs In children cough is a common symptom which is commonly caused by a cold. Usually a cough is self limiting and not serious. If your child is feeding, drinking, […]

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Conjunctivitis

Pink eye is another name for conjunctivitis. It is caused by inflammation of the outer layer of the eye and inside of the eyelid that causes the eye to turn pink. It can be highly contagious, and it is important to diagnose the exact cause to ensure the right treatment. What is conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis means […]

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Turn off the TV or Computer and Get Active

Did you know? Spending too much sedentary or ‘still’ time watching TV, surfing online or playing computer games is linked to children becoming overweight or obese. Children who watch TV for more than 2 hours every day are more likely to have an unhealthy diet, less likely to eat fruit and less likely to be […]

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The Secret Life Inside Ticks

TICKS ARE “LITTLE BUSES” OR VEHICLES FOR DISEASE-CAUSING MICROBES Ticks are ectoparasites, parasites that live outside the body, and live in practically all regions of the world. So far, approximately 900 tick species have been identified, but only a small number are known to carry microbes that can cause disease, which we call “disease-causing microbes.” Examples […]

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Arts mentoring helps students soar

An arts program is providing one-to-one mentoring support to Year Five and Six students who show talent in the arts. The kids from Noble Park, Dandenong West, Wallarano, Lalor East and Thomastown Primary Schools would not normally have access to extra tuition outside school. But thanks to their schools’ partnership with Future Foundations, a not-for-profit […]

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Functional Foods: Miniature Plants that Pack a Big Punch!

We understand from a young age that fruits and vegetables are very important to our health, yet many of you may remember struggling to finish your brussels sprouts, peas, and broccoli at the dinner table. Why do plants play such a big role in keeping us healthy? Plants make good chemicals, called phytochemicals, which our bodies […]

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Toddler behaviours and emotions

During toddlerhood, children begin to learn how to control their behaviour including things like their reactions, feelings and emotions. By age two, most toddlers know how to wait a short time for something. By age 3, toddlers may be able to share a toy for a short time. This is a really important skill to […]

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