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 27 February, 1.15-2.30pm NSW Cancer Council - Eat It 2 Beat It Healthy lunchboxes Fruit and vegetables are a vital part of children's diet to ensure strong growth and protection from disease. The Cancer Council will show you howto create quick, healthy meals on a budget, clever ways to entice fussy eaters, and packing a lunchbox your children will love. All participants will also receive a free magazine and recipe book.
Belmont Library 20 March, 11-11.45am Julie Logan Music Growing brains through music and play 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, co-ordination and support life-long learning skills.
Belmont Library 10 April, 11am-noon Eastlakes Family Support Service Emotion coaching your child Eastlake Family Support will help parents to support their child's developing emotions. Parents will learn about emotional intelligence, how 'emotion coaching' can help manage challenging behaviours, and how emotion coaching can increase your bond attachment with your child.
Event Cinemas Glendale 16 May, 9.30am-12.30pm Lake Macquarie City Council You're Kidding Me Expo The Expo that brings together children and family services from all around the Lake is back for its sixth year. See the many varied programs, resources and services families can access, and enjoy the children's entertainment zone. From speech therapists, baby health nurses, children's active living and everything in between, the You're Kidding Me expo has it all.
Charlestown Library 28 June, 1-2pm Early Start Speech Building speech and language skills at home Ever wondered how you can help foster and build your child's speech and language skills at home? Early Start Speech Pathology presents a practical and engaging workshop on how to build your child's speech, language and social engagement. The workshop will give you practical tips that you can apply straight way to help your child reach their communicative potential

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: 26 February 2018