Childcare

Not all heroes wear capes: Why Child Protection is everyone’s business

Posted in Social Impact, Childcare

Today, the YMCA are proud supporters of Child Protection Week 2018. Head to https://childprotectionweek.org.au/ and check out the amazing resources available to support organisations and the community dedicated to keeping children safe.

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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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How Childhood Reading Enhances Creativity and Confidence

Posted in Childcare

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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Mindfulness matters at the centre of childcare

Posted in Childcare

Mindfulness matters at the centre of childcare

It’s important to support children’s emotional growth through providing a safe environment and promoting a hands-on connection with nature. With this in mind, here are five strategies to facilitate mindfulness with children.

 

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