Toy Libraries Australia: The peak body for over 280 toy libraries in Australia.
Kid Spot: A great website for finding out about childrens development. It discusses pregnancy as well as eating, sleeping, playing, development, behaviour, health and tools for babies, toddlers, pre-school and school children.
Playgroups: If you would like to provide more opportunities for your preschool child to play with other children, you might like to consider joining a Playgroup. Playgroup SA says that Playgroups are set up and run by parents and carers. In a playgroup, parents and carers stay and play with their children and also help them to play with other children. At playgroups, children choose from a range of activities set up by the parents. Playgroups are for children from birth to 5 years (school age).
The Raising Children Network (the Australian parenting website): The Raising Children Network website gives information for parents dealing with different family situations as well as information and advice about:
- Connecting & Communicating
- Development Health & Daily Care
- Nutrition & Fitness
- Play & Learning
for newborns, babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and school age children.
Parenting SA: You can download Parent Easy Guides from Parenting SA and find out about the Parent Helpline.
Parenting Research Centre: for raising children well at:
Child & Youth Health: for a wide range of health topics and other information for families.
Family Education: includes information and advice about children of all ages.
WEBSITES RECOMMENDED BY TOY LIBRARY FAMILIES
This site is great for finding educational games. I usually like to pick something out for each of the boys and play the games with them depending on whatever they’re currently learning in school. It’s a really cool way to get them engaged in learning.
The Boredom Buster
This site lists a bunch of great (unplugged) games for kids. It’s really easy to pick out new games to play and keep the kids from sitting in front of the t.v. all day.
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