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Issue 108 | 26 September 2018


Hot parenting news

We need to re-think sun safety

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Most Australians are familiar with the ‘slip, slop, slap’ message, but new research suggests we’re not taking sun safety seriously enough...
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Giving students the ‘write’ word lessons

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The gender divide is already appearing in the first stories written by children as young as five years old, according to a comprehensive new study...
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Labour pain relief: Epidural or not?

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A new study has found that many women believe society frowns on them having an epidural during labour, but that does not stop them requesting the pain-relieving procedure...
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Playing with sounds helps reading skills

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A new study from Flinders University shows four-year-old children who receive phonics and lessons about individual sounds in words can become better readers...
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Naps plus sleep help preschoolers' emotional memory

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In a new study, neuroscientists report for the first time evidence that naps and overnight sleep may work together to benefit memory in early childhood...
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Waiter! How children want their food served

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Getting children to eat their food is a challenge for many parents but new research could help. It turns out that children have different preferences for how food should be arranged on...
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Most read this week

Riddles to solve with your kids (or on your own!)

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Enjoy these funny riddles and wacky brain teasers for kids. The perfect read-aloud list for parents & kids!
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Fun food! Sandwich art made easy

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This creative sandwich art is not only loved by kids but it’s also a great way for you to flex your creative muscles in the kitchen. You don’t need anything fancy or any artistic know-how...
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Common objects cutting and sorting activity

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Fine motor skills develop when children cut common objects. Sorting and naming them helps children develop mathematical skills and improve their literacy...
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Party game: Sleeping lions

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Sleeping lions is the perfect game for the end of a birthday party. It is a great way to calm the kids down after a day of exciting activities...
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The winners of the movie tickets to SMALLFOOT, the winners of the book “Inside Out Parenting” and the winners of the “My Little Love Heart” baby shower gift sets have been announced.
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Joke of the month

Pupil (on phone): My son has a bad cold and won’t be able to come to school today.

School Secretary: Who is this?

Pupil: This is my father speaking!

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