Parenting Resources

Early Learning Resources
Children's brains in their first five years are developing faster than at any other time in their lives. These Early Learning Resources have been created by NSW Agencies to support parents making the most of this important time in their Child's development.
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Play and Learn English

Type: Early Learning
Cost:
Free
Age Groups:
0-5
Languages:
This is the English version for Arabic and Vietnamese translations please look in the Other Languages - Early learning section
Download Available:
Yes

Making the most of Everyday Moments

Type: Early Learning
Developing your child's early literacy skills. 

This video shows how parents can help their babies and young children develop the skills they will need for reading and learning throughout life. 
Cost:
free
Age Groups:
0-5
Languages:
English
Download Available:
No

Our Playtime Full Utube

Type: Childrens Development
Cost:
Free
Age Groups:
0-5
Languages:
English
Download Available:
Yes
Website:
Youtube

Our Playtime Step 1 Set the Scene

Type: Childrens Development
Utube Our playtime Step 1. Set aside 5 mins....
Cost:
Free
Age Groups:
0-5
Languages:
English
Download Available:
Yes
Website:
Youtube

Our Playtime Step 2 Follow Your Child

Type: Childrens Development
Utube created by South Eastern Sydney on the importance of Playtime for children and parents.
Cost:
Free
Age Groups:
0-5
Languages:
English
Download Available:
Yes
Website:
Youtube

My Child Is Starting School

Type: School Age Learning
Cost:
Free
Age Groups:
4-6 year olds
Languages:
English, Filipino
Download Available:
Yes

Our Playtime Utube Series

Type: Childrens Development

Our Playtime is a five-minute video developed by the Sutherland Child and Family Interagency to demonstrate a particular structured play  routine that requires parents to follow their child’s lead in play. This technique has proven to improve parent and child relationships, self-  esteem and behaviour. It doesn’t cost money, it doesn’t require special skills and it only takes five minutes a day.

You might  want to look at one idea at a time in Our Playtime.

Our Playtime - Step 1 Set the Scene

Our Playtime - Step 2 Follow Your Child

Our Playtime - Step 3 Describe and Praise  

Our Playtime - Step 4 Keep Trying

Cost:
FREE
Age Groups:
Languages:
English
Download Available:
No
Website:
n/a

Helping my Child Learn Two Languages

Type: Childrens Development

Helping my Child Learn Two Languages - (PDF)

These Utubes from St George Child and Family Interagency in partnership with St George Paediatric Speech Therapy Services have t ips to help your child speak and read in two languages. Below are links to the translated Utubes. 


Arabic  

Bangla

Chinese

Cost:
FREE
Age Groups:
Languages:
English Arabic Bangla Chinese
Download Available:
Yes

Lovely Jubbily Sing-a-long CD - FREE Download

Type: Childrens Development

Download and play your very own copy of 'Lovely Jubblies'

Listen to the song online or download the MP3 for FREE.

Lovely Jubbily - MP3
Cost:
FREE
Age Groups:
0-5
Languages:
English
Download Available:
Yes

Love Talk Sing Read Play - Flipbook

Type: Childrens Health

Ideas to make the most of a child’s early development. Age specific ideas for parents of infants through to 5 years.

Cost:
FREE
Age Groups:
0-5
Languages:
English
Download Available:
Yes

Free Countdown to School Calendar - 2018 - 2019

Type: School Age Learning

Download and print your very own Countdown to School Calendar with tips and reminders on how to help your kids get ready for school, supplied by Families NSW. Click the image to download the ready-to-go PDF file, or alternatively, if you want to edit your own, and add your own images, use the Publisher version linked below. 

Editable version - Please note, you will need to have Microsoft Publisher installed in order to edit this calendar.

Cost:
FREE
Age Groups:
4-6
Languages:
English
Download Available:
No

Georgie the Dragon Book

Type: Early Learning
Cost:
Free
Age Groups:
0-5
Languages:
English
Download Available:
Yes