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Fun ways to encourage reading in the school holidays

Some children bask in the uninterrupted reading time that the summer holidays allows, while others celebrate the end of the school year – and enforced reading requirements – with glee. However, it’s important for children to continue reading over the summer school holidays in order to maintain their literacy skills. Experienced Teacher and Learning Links’… Read More

Tools to create a mentally healthy classroom

Tips and ideas for teachers to support student mental health and wellbeing in the classroom.

The Importance of Dyslexia Awareness in the Classroom

Exploring the role of teachers in the identification and support of children with Dyslexia.

Talking to Your Child About Learning Difficulties

Simple tips to help parents approach conversations with their child about their learning difficulties

Supporting Positive Behaviour in Children

A helpful guide for parents to encourage positive behaviour in children to support healthy relationships, communication and social skills.

Teaching Reading with Systematic Synthetic Phonics

A helpful guide for teachers and parents to understand the Systematic Synthetic Phonics reading approach.

Strategies to support ADHD in the classroom

Classroom adjustments to help students with ADHD learn

Helping Your Child with Executive Functioning Skills

Tips for parents to support their child with attention, organisation, planning and behaviour.

Supporting Inclusive Play

Simple tips for parents to teach their child to play more inclusively.

Social Inclusion in the Playground

Simple strategies for teachers to promote inclusion in their students.

Teacher mental health and wellbeing

Simple tips for teachers to support their own mental health and wellbeing.

How to prepare your child for starting school

Strategies for parents to support the transition to ‘big school’.

Promoting resilience in the classroom

Support for teachers to promote resilience in the classroom.

Five ways to keep your kids focused

Ways to help your child stay focused at school, particularly at the end of the year.

Signs of ADHD in Girls 

Learn the signs of ADHD to look out for in girls, that can be different to boys.

Why reading is important for children 

Supporting a child to read is one of the most rewarding things a parent can do. 

Seven Ways To Improve Your Child’s Social Skills 

You can help support your little one to develop social skills by encouraging and working with them to understand the importance of socialising.  

Six Myths of Dyslexia Debunked  

Although dyslexia affects up to 10% of Australians, it is often crowded with myths and misunderstandings.  

What is Morphology? 

We break down morphology and why it is an important concept for your developing child.

What is speech? 

This might be a funny topic to cover, but answering the question ’What is speech?’ isn’t completely straight forward.

Supporting COVID-19 anxiety in the classroom

It’s estimated that around one in 14 children struggle with anxiety, making it likely that there’s at least one or two children struggling with anxiety in every classroom.

Four quick fixes for an after school meltdown 

Tears, tantrums, refusal to follow instructions and sometimes even physical outbursts can come out of nowhere and you can feel completely powerless in response.  

Six Important Social Skills for Kids 

Social skills are important tools that your children need in order to communicate and interact with others to conquer their daily challenges.

What is a Speech Pathologist?

At Learning Links we celebrate the expertise and skills of all the wonderful ‘Speechies’. Here’s a simple overview of what a Speech Pathologist does.

How to Communicate with Confidence this Speech Pathology Week 

There are many ways you can support children to communicate with confidence.  

Get Scientific at Home for Science Week 2020 

Science Week 2020 is the perfect time to channel your inner scientist and launch your own creative D.I.Y. science experiments at home.  

The Benefits of Online Tutoring

Online specialist tutoring is a great service that works exactly like face-to-face tutoring but you and your child don’t need to leave the comfort of your home. 

Five Ways You Can Celebrate Education Week 2020 at Home

Here are five ways you can embrace Education Week and celebrate ‘learning together’ from outside of the classroom.

Supporting your child’s receptive language skills

Receptive language skills allow children to gain information, decipher it correctly and effectively communicate with others.

Wh- questions and why they’re important

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How to talk to your child about their school report

A guide to help parents understand how their child is progressing in school and tips to navigate conversations around school reports.

Helping children on the autism spectrum understand social cues

Helpful tips for teachers to support children on the autism spectrum in understanding social cues in the classroom

Supporting children on the autism spectrum in early childhood

By Katherine McFarlane, Registered Psychologist Supporting children on the autism spectrum in early childhood can empower them to build vital skills that last a lifetime. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)  is a developmental disorder impacting social skills, language and communication, sensory sensitivities and rigid or repetitive behaviours. Autism is a spectrum disorder meaning each person with... Read More

Strategies to promote resilience in children

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The Transition to High School: Survival Skills

The transition to high school from primary school is a major change for children. Here are some practical tips and strategies for supporting your child to feel confident from day one.

Understanding School Reports

You’ve worked hard all year trying to keep all the balls in the air. Your child is exhausted from another year at school. Then school reports come home and…you feel like you’re having to start again! School reports provide an overall summary of how your child has performed throughout the year and how they compare… Read More

NAPLAN Results – Where to now?

A helpful guide to help parents understand NAPLAN results.

Factors influencing emotional health in children and teenagers

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10 strategies for helping children follow routines in group settings

Routines and transition times are an important part of life, especially in child care settings and schools. Children learn skills such as self help skills, independence, sequencing and how to act appropriately in a group by taking part in routines. Children who are experiencing difficulties should be helped to follow through completely with all routines... Read More

Helping Your Children Follow Directions

Following directions is one of the most important social skills that children develop. Be it in the classroom, at home with the family or on the sporting field, a child who can listen, understand and then follow instructions and directions will go a long way.

What is dyslexia?

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Building Your Child’s Balance

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Helping your child to read

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How to talk to teachers about homework

Talking to teachers about homework that is set for your child is just one way you can help your child’s school journey. Parents often don’t know how to talk to a teacher about homework that is being set for their child. Parent’s can feel anxious about the amount, level and frequency of homework being given… Read More

A Parent’s Guide To Homework

Homework ought to be a purposeful learning experience directly related to the work done in the classroom. It should be interesting and stimulating. Parents can act as a guide in the homework so kids can get the most out of it.

Book Groups for Kids of All Ages

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