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2021 Term 1 Masterclasses

(January-March 2020)

The Power of the Spoken Word

Did you know that a child’s vocabulary growth is directly linked to his or her overall school achievement later on in life? The size of their vocabulary in kindergarten can predict their ability to learn to read. In this masterclass you will learn how to build a solid foundation for literacy skills using the power of the spoken word.

 

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Toileting Part 1 - Setting Up for Success

The first and often forgotten step of helping your child use the toilet is setting up the home. In this first of three series of classes we will discuss the key items that you need to get the house ready for your child to start using the toilet. We will also go through the key skills that your child needs to master for success.

 

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Toileting Part 2 - The Adult's Role in Toileting Success

In this second of three series of classes we will discuss the key attitude that parents and carers will need to adopt that can help with toileting success for their child.

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Toileting Part 3 - Getting Down to Business

In this last talk in the series we will go through how you now implement the lessons learnt in the last two classes. This practical class will go through some common issues that parents run into when they start the process of toileting.

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Term 4 Masterclasses

(October-December 2020)

Understanding Sharing and Conflict Resolution with Young Children

"It's mine!" How many times have we heard these words uttered by our child as soon as another child goes near their food or things? Most of the conflicts at the playground or at home are usually around the idea of sharing. The concept of sharing can be tricky for young children, and for toddlers it is almost impossible. This masterclass will show you some tips on how to help your child learn to 'share' in a way that is developmentally appropriate and peaceful.

 

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Anxiety and the Young Mind - Dealing with Yours and Theirs.

Parenthood is definitely a journey of highs and lows so it's no surprise that we can find ourselves dealing with anxiety in some form along the way - either our own or our child's. This masterclass will help you gain a better understanding of anxiety and how we can deal with our anxieties and in turn help our little ones go through the cycle of resiliency instead of the vicious cycle of anxiety.

 

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Sensitive Periods in Your Child's Development - Windows of Opportunity

Sensitive periods allow your child to learn new things quicker and easier than at any other time of their life. Learn what to look out for so that you do not miss these key learning opportunities.

 

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Discipline and the Young Child

There are some key things to do before we can discipline our children. Sometimes these steps are forgotten and lead to power struggles between you and your child. Learn the key initial steps to take that will make a difference that will strengthen your relationship with your child and make discipline easier.

 

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Term 3 Masterclasses

(July-September 2020)

Tantrums, Tears and Meltdowns Explained

Children under six years of age are realising they are separate individuals from their parents and caregivers. This means they are driven to assert themselves, communicate their likes and dislikes, and act independently. At the same time, they do not understand logic and still have a hard time with waiting and self-control. This is why you hear “no” and “me do it” more than ever before. This masterclass will help you understand why your child is behaving in a certain way and learn how to respond appropriately.

 

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Top 10 Benefits of Outdoor Play

Are you having trouble getting your child outside? Do you have a small garden, or no garden at all? Did you know that children can spend on average up to 1,200 hours a year of screen time? If you need some motivation to help get your little one outside, this Masterclass looks at the top 10 benefits of playing outside and give you some tips and tricks to help you and your child get the most out of your time outdoors.

 

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Why Children Can't Sit Still And Why It's Good For Their Brains

Ever notice how your young child loves to fidget? In fact, sometimes it’s downright impossible to keep them still for any length of time! Research shows that physical movement is part and parcel of brain development. Watch this Masterclass to learn how a range of different physical movements can result in better-performing, healthier children. 

 

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Food for Life

Meal times can be challenging for parents; food rejection and fidgeting at the table are really frustrating and downright unpleasant. This masterclass will help you identify what is really going on with your young child at meal times—and you'll learn ideas on how to help them establish the life long skill of eating well.

 

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Term 2 Masterclasses

(April-June 2020)

Schedules vs Routines

Children under 3 have a very strong sense of order and require a certain amount of predictability in their life. In this talk we will discuss how to create a work/toddler/life balance and how this might look with working parents.

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Meaningful Connections

Some of us may be home all day, however it seems that our children still want more. In this talk we will discuss the key ways to create meaningful connections with your child (and others!), so that they keep a 'full bucket'.

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Toileting

In this talk we will discuss toileting. How to set up your space, how to get yourself mentally prepared, starting and troubleshooting.

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Engagement

Discover the activities that will keep your child engaged for longer. In this talk we will hone your observations skills, so that you can choose activities that will keep your child engaged. We will also look at the dos and don'ts of playing with your children.

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Creativity

Children under 3 are 'hands on' learners. This is a great time to introduce art and craft activities, but it can be difficult to know where to start, how to limit the mess and how to help our children be creative. In this talk we will be discussing how our actions can stimulate or stifle your child's creative process.

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