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

Location Date Presenter Session

Charlestown Library

25 February, 11.30am Julie Logan Music

Music and Brain Development

Join Julie Logan Music in this interactive workshop for children aged 0-3 years. Together, you and your child will see how music can optimise development of memory, language, coordination and support lifelong learning skills. No music experience required!

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Swansea Library

7 March, 10.30am Natural Learning Early Childhood consultancy

Understanding toddlers

Entering the world of toddlers can be a daunting, overwhelming period filled with strong emotions and fierce independence. But what is it that toddlers need? What do they crave? And how can we best work with our toddlers so everyone in the family feels supported, connected and loved? Join internationally renowned Educational Consultant Niki Buchan as she shares the secrets of toddlers.

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Toronto Library

21 March, 10.30am Community Activities Lake Macquarie (CALM)

Temper tantrums

Join the Family Support team from CALM as they explore temper tantrums in young children. While tantrums can be a natural part of growing and learning, this workshop will provide parents and carers with strategies for keeping their cool and emotionally supporting their young one.

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Belmont Library

2 April, 11.15am Family Chiropractic Charlestown

Tummy Time

Did you know that providing adequate tummy time is one of the key steps in supporting your child to reach their developmental milestones? Join Felicity from Family Chiropractic Charlestown as she provides insights into how you can make tummy time enjoyable for your baby. She will also provide alternative tummy time solutions for babies who suffer from reflux and other digestive issues.

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Speers Point Library

19 June, 10am Early Start Speech

Speech and language screenings

Designed for children 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. Presented by Early Start Speech Pathology. Individual 15 minute appointments. 

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Belmont Library

26 June, 10.30am Eastlakes Family Support

Developing emotionally strong children

Emotions can be a tricky area to navigate with children. In this workshop, Eastlakes Family Support will guide parents to understand the development of emotions, and how “emotion coaching” can help manage challenging behaviours and increase the bond between children and parents/carers.

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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.

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Page last updated: 30 January 2019