You're kidding me
The You're Kidding Me program is designed to improve accessibility to health, education and family services for kids by connecting Lake Macquarie families to valuable information about local services that support the learning and development of young children.
|The nervous anxious child||14 June||11am||Cardiff Library||Dr Victoria Clay will help parents understand what anxiety is, why children persistently worry about things and how parents
and carers can best support children experiencing nervousness and anxiety.
Emotion coaching your child
||20 July||1.30pm||Belmont Library||Eastlake Family Support will help parents to support their child’s developing emotions. Parents will feel equipped to talk to children about emotions, why they occur and how they can manage them.||Fully booked|
|Sleep and settle||27 July||11am and
|Cardiff Library||Sleep expert, Natalie Ebrill, will take parents through sleep secrets so everyone in the house can get a good nights sleep! 11am workshop is targeted toward birth-12 months, while 1pm is suited to 2-5 year olds.||Book online for 11am or 1pm session|
|Transition to school for your child||10 August||1.30pm||Charlestown Library||How do we know when children are ready for school? What experiences will equip them with the tools to be confident learners? Project officer, Kim Moroney will talk to parents about the best way they can support their child’s transition to school.||Book online|
|Sing and play to work your child’s brain||24 August||10.30am||Cardiff Library||Join Julie Logan Music in this interactive session as Julie shows how music can stimulate your child’s developing brain, their
hand-eye coordination, memory and thinking.
Fine motor skills for children with
|8 September||11am||Toronto Library||Fine motor skills are essential for everyday activities such as dressing, eating and communicating. In this interactive and
informative workshop, parents will be able to learn about simple, easy and everyday activities to support their child’s developing fine motor skills.
One-on-one speech screening
|Designed for children aged 3-5 years, this one-on-one assessment of your child’s language and communication will assist in identifying any concerns that might need addressing before your child starts school.||Book online|
|How nature play makes great kids||12 October||11am||Cardiff Library||Be inspired to get outdoors and into nature with children. Inspired EC will discuss the physical, social, emotional and intellectual benefits of nature play, using real examples, research and also by taking a trip back in time to our own childhoods!||Book online|
- Cardiff Library 23 October, 11am
- Belmont Library 25 October, 10.30am
- Toronto Library 26 October, 11am
Presenter Hunter Wetlands on Wheels. Bookings Essential.
CPR for Parents
Do you know how to assist your child in an emergency? Lake Macquarie beach lifeguards will teach parents the latest CPR techniques and basic first aid for children and babies.
The program links to our Children and Family Strategy 2015-2020 that outlines the key focal areas Lake Macquarie City Council have identified as important and viable in achieving a City which celebrates, promotes and cares for the lives of children and families.
Page last updated: 30 June 2017