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Compulsory Preschool Education
23 Apr

Compulsory Preschool Education


Dr Fiona Martin, Child Psychologist, recently talked to Kidspot about the importance of quality preschool education. Find out why Dr Martin believes it should be compulsory for all children from the age of three.

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First words
22 Apr

First words


When children start to use their first words, they usually say the names of people and objects (nouns), then by two years of age, they will also start using action words (verbs)

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Building Healthy Eating Habits
22 Apr

Building Healthy Eating Habits


Good nutrition plays a vital role in children’s physical learning and development. Find out how we help your children develop healthy eating habits.

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Launch into Learning
25 Mar

Launch into Learning


Launch into Learning is a campaign led by Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) that calls on all parties in the upcoming Federal Election to commit to ensuring every child has access to two years of quality, play-based learning before formal schooling. We know that the years before children start school are a critical time for brain development.

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How do preschoolers learn Spanish?
25 Mar

How do preschoolers learn Spanish?


Imitation: Often the initial attempts to produce speech for a foreign language focus around the imitation of words used by others. Repetition: Repeating a new word over and over helps children master the pronunciation. Every new word and every different sound is a new curiosity for them and they will repeat it a thousand times as if testing their experiences.

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