There are a range of free, useful resources regarding early childhood development available to parents through the Department of Health and early literacy organisations such as ‘Lets Read’. Relevant to children from birth to 5 years, this literature covers topics such as age specific childhood development facts, the importance of play, encouraging early literacy at home and getting your child ready for school. Links to some of these resources are provided below.
- Lets Read – Let’s Read is an established early literacy initiative that promotes the importance of reading with children from birth. Click Here.
- Top Ten Tips to a Great Start at School – Going to school for the first time is a big event for you and your child. There are lots of things you can do to help your child prepare for school. Click Here.
- Child Development, 1-2 years – The time between 1 and 2 is one of rapid change. Your baby is on the move and discovering the world. Parenting becomes demanding in a different way because you have to think about safety and setting limits as well as caring for your baby..Read More
- Child Development, 2-3 years – Toddlers between 2 and 3 really want to find out about themselves and what they want and don’t want…Read More
- Child Development, 3-4 years – All 3 to 4 year olds are different and they may develop at different rates. If you are worried about your child’s development…Read More