• Why KindyROO ?

    For 30 years the program has developed a formidable reputation for delivering quality to parents and children. Over 30,000 children and their parents attend a KindyROO session each week.


    Dr Frances Glascoe, a world leader in early childhood development, who is the author of PEDS which has been rolled out Nationwide by Maternal Child Health Centres, is a pro-bono patron of KindyROO because she loves what the program offers parents, especially dads.


    The American Academy of Paediatrics Developmental and Behavioural journal published a four page article describing the program positively and giving it the tag "An innovative Australian approach".


    Initially based on practical experience and observation, and positive outcomes for early implementations, today after 30 years, there is significant empirical research validating many aspects of the underlying KindyROO Rationale.


    FUN & LEARNING! KindyROO’s activity classes are all about fun and learning! Children can climb, swing, tumble, dance and sing their way to a healthy brain and body in readiness for later school learning.


    JUST ASK AROUND: KindyROO is highly recommended by many health professionals, including Paediatricians, Child Health Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Paediatric Osteopaths and Paediatric Chiropractors.


    At KindyROO we do not advocate avoiding modern medical advice; rather we help to show you ways in which you can still enable your baby to experience those important movement and sensory opportunities necessary for healthy brain and body development.

     

    80% of brain development occurs in the first year of life, 90% by the age of four. Experiences a child has in the first years lay the foundation for life.

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Links

Babies

cerebralpalsygroup.com

Cerebral Palsy Group provides educational information and support to those who have been affected by cerebral palsy.

www.cerebralpalsyguide.com

Cerebral Palsy Guide is a national resource dedicated to helping parents better understand their child’s diagnosis. This site provides information on cerebral palsy causes, symptoms and treatment options.

http://www.sensorystreet.com/free_downloads.html

Parents who have children who have sensory difficulties may find the information on the Sensory Street website to be helpful. Children who feel 'out-of-sync' because they have difficulties with sensory integration and processing issues can be assisted with a range of strategies.

http://www.learningconnections.com.au/

Established in 1976, the Learning Connections Centre has been providing practical and effective help for thousands of children of all ages with learning difficulties, behaviour problems, attention disorders and developmental delays. Learning Connections is a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation.

www.breastfeeding.asn.au

Breastfeeding information for parents and professionals. Answers to common questions about breastfeeding.

www.bubhub.com.au

Australia's most comprehensive online directory of pregnancy, baby and toddler services.


ima

www.infantmassage.org.au

This site lists Australian infant massage instructors with contact details, as well as infant massage information.

babynews

www.babywebnz.org

New Zealand online directory providing information on pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, babies, health, parenting, support services and shopping.

essential baby

www.essentialbaby.com.au

An Australian site about pregnancy and babies with local information and an active community.

bellybelly

www.bellybelly.com.au

BellyBelly.com.au is a unique Australian family website, offering real-life, gentle solutions for conception, pregnancy, birth and baby, all in the one place.

A survey by The American Physical Therapy Association – Pathways Survey of Physical therapists that notes that 66% of therapists note a marked decrease in motor development as a result of babies not spending time on their tummies.  While this is only a survey, rather than a research project, they have managed to get the word out to millions of people in the USA, including paediatricians. This finding reinforces just how important it is for healthy motor development and ongoing brain development to place your baby on his/her tummy while awake.

The report on the survey can be found at:

http://www.apta.org/Media/Releases/Consumer/2008/8/6/

A utube discussion at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyhSVy4arPY&list=UUY3LTppWQBnBmJ4ISRW59zA&index=4&feature=plcp

 

For advice and support  with a parenting issue relating to your baby, toddler or pre-schooler, contact Tresillian.  Tresillian has four Family Care Centres in New South Wales, with similar services in Victoria, Queensland, ACT and Western Australia.   Advice is also available online, free of charge, at Tresillian Live Advice by visiting

www.tresillian.net

Child Health


http://www.fedupwithfoodadditives.info

This site belongs to Sue Dengate, author of 'Fed Up' and the 'Failsafe Cookbook' and includes information about the effects of food on behaviour, health and learning in both children and adults.

http://www.additivealert.com.au/

Additive Alert by Julie Eady. Additive Alert provides parents with the information that help them make an informed choice about what to feed yourself and your family today, as well as to lobby for changes to ensure we all have better choices tomorrow.

Child Development

child of mine

www.childofmine.com.au

We understand that finding the right service can be an overwhelming experience, and is often a stab in the dark. Our mission is to connect parents and careers with support for children. We want early intervention happening as early as possible so that families can unlock their child's full potential. Join us in celebrating children with all abilities.

kidslife

www.parentbriefings.com.au

(this is the new ASG owned site)

An initiative of the Kids Life Foundation, Parent Briefings is an online newsletter that offers FREE parenting information specifically suited to your child's stage of development, from birth to eighteen years.

educating baby

www.educatingbaby.com

EducatingBaby.com is a convenient source of up-to-date scientific research on infant and child brain development. EducatingBaby.com is comprised of a group of scientists who select the most relevant and well-supported scientific discoveries from the mountain of data published daily. The selected articles are summarised in a less technical form and sent to parents via email.

inpp

http://www.inpp.org.uk/

Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology (INPP) pioneered research into Neuro-Developmental Delay (NDD) and its impact on specific learning difficulties. INPP creates and administers remedial programmes for NDD-related conditions. INPP is a training centre for professionals in the use of its techniques. INPP is responsible for the Annual Conference 'NDD in Children with Specific Learning Difficulties' held in Chester for the last 12 years.

kindyroo



www.kindyroo.com

Site owned by KindyROO International Limited.

australianbabyhands


www.australianbabyhands.com

Australian Baby Hands will show you how you can communicate with your pre-verbal baby using basic sign language, Auslan, the national sign language of Australia. Help reduce frustration for you and your baby! Visit now for your FREE baby sign language chart.

http://www.theimportanceofbeing0to5years.com/

GymbaROO blog - The importance of being 0 to five years. Read lots of fabulous articles about your child’s development in the early years.

http://www.safesleepspace.com.au/

Safe Sleep Space provides parents with a “step-by-step” guide to workable strategies so an emotional safe sleep space can be created. The ergo pouch enables the babies “wriggle room” while still being able to settle to sleep securely on their backs.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p010z9yc

The Language of Lullabies

Around the world lullabies pave the road to sleep and dreams, and in every culture the 'signature' melodies and inflections of a mother tongue are carried in lullabies. This prepares a child's voice, brain and ear for language.

In this programme we visit a lullaby project in the neo-natal ward of the Royal London Hospital; Neuro-Psychologist Sally Blythe discusses the importance of the mother's voice in child development and Emeritus Professor of Child Psychology and Psychobiology at the University of Edinburgh, Colwyn Trevarthen, discusses how lullabies are a 'cultivated enjoyment' of the innate musicality of babies.

Available: 01 Dec 2012 – 01 Dec 2013

Find your child’s favourite GymbaROO song and lots more! Tessarose Production’s music is created with children’s developmental needs and the latest findings in childhood education in mind. The songs are simple and slow enough for youngsters to understand then respond to. Their tunes are cute and catchy, the words repetitive and clear so children can learn to sing the songs themselves.

http://www.tessarose.co.nz/

Just for Mums

motherinc

www.motherinc.com.au

Live entertainment, information and fun for mothers.


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