1. Preschoolers

Play & learning

Off to preschool? It’s normal to feel excited and nervous.
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    There are so many toys for kids – how do you know which toys to choose? Start by thinking about what will spark your child’s imagination. Get more tips.

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    With a little imagination, you can turn ordinary things into homemade toys and free activities for kids. Here are some great ideas for kids of all ages. Article available in: Arabic, Dari, Karen, Persian, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese

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    Outdoor play is a big part of healthy growth, learning, development and wellbeing for your child. Read fun ideas to get babies and children playing outside.

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    Daily physical activity is good for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. When you make physical activity fun and part of family life, it’s easy to get moving.

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    Children start to develop numeracy and maths skills very early. Here’s how to use maths in everyday activities to help your child build early numeracy.

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    Did you know literacy is more than reading and writing? Read about early literacy skills, along with ideas for encouraging literacy development for kids.

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    Being an advocate means speaking up for your child. You might need to advocate if your child isn’t able to speak for himself.

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    The ability to spot advertising and understand the purpose of ads is an important life skill for children. Here’s how to help your child develop this skill.

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    Here’s how to help preschoolers get the most from screen time. It starts with choosing quality media and helping your child develop healthy screen habits.

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