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What is preschool?

Preschool or kindergarten helps kids aged 3 to 5 learn at their own speed, often through play. Read about how to choose a quality preschool.

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Preschool preparation

Going to preschool is a major milestone in your child's life. Find out how you can help prepare prepare for this important stage of development.

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Toddler development: Learning how to draw and write

Drawing and writing are essential skills that children start learning early, gradually building over the preschool and lower primary years.

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Development milestones - your child at 5 years

Turning 5 is a time of new experiences and change. Find out what development milestones your child should be reaching by this age.

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Development milestones - your child at 4 years

Find out what to expect from your child, how to track their development around the age of 4 years, and when to seek help if you are worried.

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Toddler tips

As ‘no’ becomes your toddler’s favourite word, read some tips to deal with common problems such as temper tantrums, fussy eating and bedwetting.

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Toddler development - motor skills

Toddlers develop fast, exploring their world and doing things independently. Here's how to help your toddler develop fine and gross motor (movement) skills.

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Toddler development: Getting dressed

Learning how to dress and undress are lifelong skills that start in childhood. Learn how to encourage your toddler to start dressing themselves.

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Development milestones - your child at 3 years

Every toddler develops at their own pace but there are certain development milestones that should be reached at 3 years of age. Find out more.

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Development milestones - your child 18 to 24 months

Chart your toddler's development milestones (18-24 months) - find out whether they are developing normally or if there may be cause for concern.

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