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This month's parent resource is about Sibling Rivary, if you have more than one child I am sure you know what I mean. This resource will give you some tips and suggestions on how to deal with sibling rivalry and survive!
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Little Stars Kindergarten is a family owned Long Day Care centre operating Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 5.30pm for 2 – 5 years old children.
Little Stars operates a diverse and progressive development programme and provides a School Readiness programme for all 4 year olds.
All staff are fully qualified and hold current First Aid and Anaphylaxis Certificates. Contact us for 2019 enrolment information.
West Epping Preschool is a community preschool managed by a group of interested parents known as “The Management Committee”. Parents have the opportunity to be part of this team or help in other areas such as rosters and special events thus making a worthwhile contribution towards the direction of the preschool and their child’s early education. Our Pre-School is a non profit organisation and relies on Government subsidies and fees for financial support.
Preschool Operation Hours during school terms only. Terms are those observed by the NSW Department of Education. 3 day group 9am -3pm & 2 day group 8am-3.30pm. Other Important Information
- Cantonese/Mandarin/English speaking educator available.
- Korean speaking educator available.
- 2 playgrounds and 2 playrooms enable us to have a summer/winter program.
- Air conditioned.
- Surrounded by peaceful parklands.
- Plenty of parking.
- Feeding into 4 State schools and 3 Catholic schools.
- Staff involved in regular professional development.
- Staff with first aid qualifications
Contact us for more information.
Learning Links works in collaboration with schools, early childhood settings and parents to support children with learning disabilities and difficulties. Our vision is to provide children and young people who have difficulties learning with the skills, services and family support that enable them to reach their full potential.
Our specialist professionals work with children to address concerns with speech, language and communication, fine and gross motor development, literacy and numeracy, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, social skills and behaviour, developmental delay, ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia, high functioning autism and sensory processing disorders. We understand that every child is unique with different strengths and difficulties and that each family has their own set of challenges and goals. We tailor the best possible program for each child and offer families access to a caring and committed team of highly qualified experts across therapy, educational support and psychology. NDIS registered provider. Call us to find out how we can help support your child on 8525 8222 or visit www.learninglinks.org.au.
Learning Links Centres are located in Maroubra, Peakhurst, Oatley, Bella Vista and Liverpool.
International School Of Music New Classes Available for all courses at International School of Music Ryde!
Term 4 Beginner Class Timetable:
Junior for Preschoolers (4 year old)
Monday 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Primary Year 1 and Year 2 Tuesday 5:15 pm- 6:00 pm
Junior Year 1 Wednesday 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Jitterbugs (2 year old) Saturday 10:45 am - 11:15 am
Beebopper (3 year old) Saturday 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
More information on www.ismryde.com.au
We now start accepting for 2019 Enrolment from 20th November and early bird payment option ends 20th December.
Contact us soon and do not miss out.
Frontrunner Learning Centres Australia launched a new and interactive website. Our life-changing tutoring solutions are for any child that is struggling at school.
You can now share your concerns on our page and book online your free educational assessment. Check our tutoring solutions at:
Becoming an older brother or sister can be a confusing time for toddlers and preschoolers. Sibling rivalry is often identified when a toddler or preschooler starts to have one or all of the following behaviours:
Some potential sibling rivalry behaviours:
- tantrums, anger and aggression
- regressive behaviour - refusing to use the toilet, wanting to use a bottle or nappies
- losing interest in activities once enjoyed
- ignoring the new baby
- behaviour seems too good to be true or their behaviour is unbelievably difficult
- more demanding
- being withdrawn and more clingy - not want to play with friends or go to preschool
- waking up in the middle of the night
- wanting to get into bed with you
Things to prepare your toddler or preschooler for the arrival of a new baby:
- Find opportunities for your toddler or preschooler to have contact with very young babies
- Read books about babies or play with baby dolls
- Take your toddler and preschooler to antenatal visits
- Let your toddler or preschooler help organize the baby's bed and other equipment
- If your toddler or preschooler will be going to regular or occasional child care it is helpful to start this prior to the birth of your baby
- Encourage the carer to provide short periods of care before the baby is due, if this is not already happening. This will familiarize both the older child and the carer
Things that may reduce sibling rivalry:
- Let your toddler or preschooler know when you're going to hospital. Even though it is hard, wake them don't just disappear. Sleep problems can start if the young child wakes and finds their parents have gone to hospital
- While you are in hospital if possible your older child should be cared for in their own home
- At the hospital visits be ready to give your older child a cuddle and all your attention before introducing them to the new baby
- Even if your older child becomes upset when they have to leave you it is important that they continue to come for visits while you are in hospital
- Have a gift from the newborn baby to give to the older sibling
- Ask the older child to guess what her new brother or sister is feeling: is the baby hungry? or happy? or cold? This helps the older child to understand that this new arrival also has feelings
- When you need to attend to the baby for lengthy periods ensure you know where your other child is and what they are doing - having a box of special toys or refreshments for them during this time can help
- Keep on reassuring your older child that there is enough love to go around, even though you now have to share your time
- Offer your older child regular (even if brief) periods of close bodily contact, like hugs and cuddles
- Remember that toddlers and some preschoolers find it hard to wait. Don't always delay giving your toddler or preschooler some attention until the new baby is asleep
- Remember that when a new baby arrives your older child can be confused and unprepared for the higher expectations that seem to be placed on them overnight
- Reinforce positive behaviour by praising
- Involve your older child in caring for the baby
- Have special uninterrupted time for each childEnsure both parents are consistent in using family rules
- Set limits and try to have a daily routine so that your older child feels safe and knows what to expect
- If you make promises ensure that you provide what you promised
- Remind people there are two children not just the baby