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Written articles and videos of interest for Fit Kidz families
What To Do When You Need To Talk With Your Child’s Teacher……

I recently found myself in the unusual position of needing to speak to my son’s teacher about a concern regarding an incident that occurred in the classroom.  My first reaction was to fire off an email to share my concern and this would have arrived in her inbox at about midnight after spending hours coming…

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6 Tips for Safe Sleeping – Red Nose Australia

Red Nose has been a part of Australian culture for over 40 years! We see fundraisers each year, cars with the big read circle and people sporting the attractive foam red nose. But what are they actually for? Red Nose Australia all began in Victoria in 1977 by Kaarene Fitzgerald following the death of Glenn…

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Why The Royal Interview Interested Our Sam

It is a hot topic at the moment…. the interview with Oprah, Prince William and Meghan Markle. Before most people had even seen the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview it had been scrutinised and critiqued all over the world – and as is typically the case for this couple and many in the media,…

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Every Child Is A Winner….. Right?

Every child’s a winner, right? My initial answer is, yes, of course they are. But in life, is that realistic? What if I added that there was always going to be someone better than you, faster than you, more dedicated than you, smarter than you? How would you manage that? How would you feel having experienced a…

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5 After School Conversation Starters

After school can be a lovely time to connect with your child, some are so excited to share news of their day however if your child is like mine, you may be stuck with one-word answers.  School days are long, tiring and even if your child has been in an early learning setting full time…

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5 Back To School Tips For Parents!

Heading into the new school year can be very exciting and a little nerve racking. I’m certainly not the Mum at the school as soon as the gates open with my hair perfect and an even crease ironed into my son’s pants. But over the years I’ve found the below tips help us to get…

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I’m Not Ready For Them To Start School!

I’ve had two of my three children start kindergarten now. I cried both times. The build up, the fact they don’t need me as much anymore, the sheer fact that time could pass so quickly. It’s all just too much. I found the whole lead up to starting kindergarten exciting but overwhelming too. Taking them…

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Your Words Matter!

When people say that children are like sponges, they are not mucking around! The ability of children to establish, retain and implement new skills and information is truly astounding. Language is such a pivotal skill that will assist children through all areas of development. The ability to collect and understand information through receptive language as…

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Cheering From The Sidelines

There is a lovely quote that says … “Only an aunt can give hugs like a mother, keep secrets like a sister and share love like a friend!” I am not familiar with who wrote this, but it shares a special place in mine and my husband’s heart as we both feel very lucky to…

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Loose Parts Play – Is It Really A Thing?!

In short, absolutely yes! And here are some reasons why: Freedom – offering children loose parts means there are no rules nor predetermined outcomes of how things are ‘meant’ to be used. Loose parts celebrates the process over the product in play. Fine and gross motor skills – children involved in loose parts play are…

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