1. School Age

Play & learning

‘How was school?’ ‘OK’. Read how to find out more.
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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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    Emotion and kids – it’s no surprise feelings run high when kids start school. There’s so much going on. Here are play ideas to help your child.

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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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    If your child has natural abilities that are well above average or achieves at a very high level, your child might be gifted and talented. Find out more.

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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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    When it comes to children’s games, playing the game matters more than winning. Read how to teach your child about fair play and coping with losing.

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    Building and maintaining a good parent-school relationship is a great way to support your child’s education. And it’s never too late to start. Here’s how.

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