social skills

Learning to play inclusively is crucial to your child’s physical, social, and emotional development. Playing with others can help your child to build social skills, confidence, independence, and resilience. Read more

As children progress through primary school, the importance of peer friendships and inclusion in playground activities becomes crucial to the healthy development of their social and emotional wellbeing.When children feel invited, accepted, appreciated, and included they are more likely to perform well at school, have higher self-esteem, and engage in meaningful relationships with both Read more

We all know that making new friends and forming new bonds with others can be challenging. For Read more

Anxiety is a common problem amongst children and adolescence. In fact, it’s estimated that around one in 14 children struggle with anxiety, making it likely that there’s at least one or two in every classroom. This is even more true now, given the unprecedented uncertainty and worry that the Read more

We all know the situation. You’ve just finished the school run and you’re sorting out some afternoon tea when all of a sudden a switched is flicked and your little one goes into a complete and utter after school meltdown.  Tears, tantrums, refusal to follow instructions Read more

Social skills for kids are important as they enable them to interact with others and conquer their daily challenges, be that in the playground, on the sporting field or at home.  Social skills include a whole range of things from eye Read more

By Grace Adams, Speech Pathologist You may hear the terms  expressive and receptive language skills in relation to children's speech and language development.Expressive language is the ability to request objects, make choices, ask and answer questions and describe events, using verbal and non-verbal language, writing and vocalisations. Receptive language skills refers to the Read more

Beth Saggers, Queensland University of TechnologyIn our series, Better Teachers, we’ll explore how to improve teacher education in Australia. We’ll look at what the evidence says on a range of themes including how Read more