How Childhood Reading Enhances Creativity and Confidence

Posted in Childcare

How Childhood Reading Enhances Creativity and Confidence

Print media may be phasing out, but the joys (and developmental benefits) of reading don't have to go with it! If a good story isn't enough already - here's even more reason to get your kids to put down their iPads, and pick up a good book.

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Learning outdoors - how camping teaches kids resilience

Posted in Camping

You've heard the saying "the world is your oyster". We say the world is your classroom! Here's how camping can help your kids learn and grow in a world where 'smart' and 'smart phone' can feel like one and the same.

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Where Young Musicians Network - Kelly Talks "The Space".

Posted in Youth Programs, Community

You may recognise this face if you’ve ever visited our Youth Space and Vocational School, "The Space" North Lakes. Brisbane, meet Kelly. Receptionist, band member, and now game designer - Kelly has insight to share on the importance of all-ages music venues in Brisbane's hard-core scene.

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Volunteering at YMCA - Elena's Impact

Posted in Social Impact, Youth Programs

You may recognise this face as an educator at our OSHC, but did you know she also volunteers as a Research and Evaluation Officer on our Social Impact team? Brisbane, meet Elena – a Psychology and Public Policy Major, and a young person making a difference.

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How Validation and Positive Language Affects Children

Posted in Childcare

Research shows that consistent positive or consistent negative experiences create neural pathways in developing brains that teach children how to feel about themselves, and what to expect from those around them. Here's how positive reframes and validating statements can change the way your children think. 

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