Raising a creative child

The arts (music, drama, art) and children’s play are powerful avenues for children to express creativity and imagination. Everyone is creative. Being creative doesn’t just mean producing a beautiful painting or piece of music...

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Revisiting the 2013 Early Education & Care Awards!

Each year Australian Family recognises exemplary Early Years Educators.

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The Kids Bookshop

Your online teacher-librarian resource.

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The mother tongue

Now more than ever before seems the right time for Australian children to learn a second language. Suzanne Sage looks into the world of bilingualism.Whilst Australia remains geographically isolated from other countries, continual...

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The PM’s Literary Awards

Discover this year's shortlisted children's books.

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The state of play

Australian children do not play in outdoor play spaces as much as they used to in generations past. Not only that, but many who work with children are concerned that the quality of interaction children have with the outdoors is also decreasing.

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Thriving at school

Gather a group of parents at the school gate and the conversation soon turns to the children and the school itself – its merits (or otherwise), the progress of reading, how to get out of home in the morning minus the chaos...

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What to expect from long day care

Long day care is not just 'babysitting'.

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