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.

Current program

Session Date Time Location Description Bookings
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.
Fully booked
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. Book online
Sleep and settle 27 July 11am and
1pm
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.
Book online
Fine motor skills for children with
additional needs
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.
Book online
One-on-one speech screening
appointments
12 September 10.30am Speers
Point Library
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
Children’s Week reptile show
Join in the fun as we celebrate our youngest citizens. Hunter Wetlands on Wheels will present an interactive Reptile show, suitable for all ages.

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.

Save

Save

Save

Save

Page last updated: 14 June 2017