Parenting Information and Resources
Becoming a new parent is one of the most important, demanding and challenging things you will ever do. It is also the most rewarding. Parents grow into their role and should not expect to be perfect and have all the answers all the time. Playgroups, mothers groups and children’s activity groups are all great ways to connect with other parents, make friends and share parenting tips. To find a playgroup near you in Brisbane or Logan visit the Playgroups in Brisbane website.
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Your child is unique and they will develop in their own way and in their own time. In the early years of child development, your child’s main way of learning and developing is through play – exploring, observing and experimenting. Time spent playing with your child sends a simple message – you are important to me.
Reading to your children
Reading aloud and sharing stories with your child is a great way to spend time together. Reading and storytelling also helps promote language, literacy and brain development.
Reading isn’t the only way to create a home environment that’s rich in language and literacy experiences. Telling stories and singing songs also help your child develop early literacy skills and have a lot of fun at the same time.
The Raising Children Network supported by the Australian Government is the complete Australian resource for parenting newborns to teens. On this website parents can learn and access tools, support and resources as their children grow and develop. Visit the Activity Guides 0 – 6 years page to find some great activities you can do with your children to enhance their learning and development.
For more helpful information and free parenting resources visit the recommended websites listed below.