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March 30, 2020
Photo: Canva How to Keep your little ones safe at home If you were asked to name the place where the majority of childhood injuries occur, what would your response be? You might have thought about the busy road in your neighbourhood where lots of cars pass through every day, the beach that you visit during the summer holidays that has a strong rip, or the local park where your ever fearless child tests out the limits of how high they can climb. What about your home? Each year, over 100,000 ...
February 27, 2020
Have you enrolled your children? Being around water is part of everyday life in Australia, which is why it may not come as a surprise that swimming is our most successful Olympic sport. However, you don’t have to harbour ambitions (or have ambitions for your children) to be the next Mack Horton or Emma McKeon to get involved! Drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death for Australian children under 5 years of age, which is why learning to swim and be safe around water is ...
October 28, 2019
   Halloween can be an exciting time of year for children, dressing up and going out after dark to collect treats. Being mindful of potential hazards can help to make sure that everyone has a fun, spooky and safe Halloween. Holly (9) and her younger brother Connor (5), love Halloween and plan their costumes months in advance “this year I’m dressing up as Cleaver the Clown, it’s pretty scary but I love it” said an enthusiastic Holly.  Their Mum Brodie loves seeing the delight ...
October 13, 2019
By Tiny Hearts Education Have you ever watched your child shove a whole bunch of food in their mouth, only to spit it out five seconds later? You’re not alone. Most parents believe this is their child choking and coughing it back up, but most of the time, your child is actually gagging. This reflex action helps to prevent choking!  So, What is Gagging? The gag reflex is a contraction of the back of the throat triggered by an object touching the roof of the mouth, the back of the tongue ...
July 25, 2019
There is never a dull moment at the Hallam household, especially when you add four fearless and adventurous boys under 9 years of age to the mix. Life is full of adventure living on their country farm, located in northern Victoria. Not a day goes by when the boys are not outside running free, playing in mud, helping with the farm chores and enjoying the experiences that farm life has to offer. As exciting and charming growing up in a rural setting can be, children in ...
December 20, 2018
Summer has arrived and the holidays are just around the corner, which means spending time relaxing and celebrating with family and friends. Before the festivities can start, there are a lot of things to cross off of your holiday checklist – organising presents, food, and holiday plans are often top of the list, however what about setting your home pool defence? This summer, we are reminding parents and carers that when it comes to backyard pool safety, ‘the best offence is a good defence’. ...