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Parents, family members, and other trusted adults play an important role in helping children understand the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, as well as reduce fear and anxiety around what they may be overhearing and experiencing. Below are some ideas on how to help little ones during this time.

Educate

Having regular and reassuring family discussions in a supportive environment creates an opportunity to check-in with children to find out how they are feeling and answer their questions.

Follow these useful tips on how to talk to children about COVID-19

Using pictures to discuss COVID-19 as a family can help educate children on what the disease is, how it is spread, and how to protect themselves as well as others.

Download the free printable ‘My name is Coronavirus’ activity picture book here

 

Engage

Play is essential to the learning, development, confidence and wellbeing of all children.

Playgroup Victoria have a great range of free, online activities available including specific groups for families with kids with a disability.

For more information, ideas and resources on how to support, protect and entertain your children during the evolving situation around COVID-19, follow Parent Place Ballarat on Facebook
 

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A very special Storytime today from Ballarat Libraries, as Nikki reads 'I love me' by Sally Morgan for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day.
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Today we celebrate the strengths and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children on National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day. 'We are the Elders... See more
Today we celebrate the strengths and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children on National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day. 'We are the Elders of tomorrow, hear our voice'.

Children from the City of Ballarat Children's Centres share with us individual and thoughtfully presented Acknowledgement of Country.
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This week is Early Learning Matters Week. Parents, carers, early childhood educators and community leaders come together to raise awareness of the role of early childhood... See more
This week is Early Learning Matters Week. Parents, carers, early childhood educators and community leaders come together to raise awareness of the role of early childhood education and care in children's development, well-being and the importance of early learning.
For ways you can be involved please read below.
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Today Julie from the City of Ballarat Libraries, talks to us about the importance of asking questions when reading with children.
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Katrina joins us to talk about co-regulation and parenting and gives an insight in to children's brain development, how this shapes behaviour and provides some practical tips on... See more
Katrina joins us to talk about co-regulation and parenting and gives an insight in to children's brain development, how this shapes behaviour and provides some practical tips on how to regulate with your child.

Further information on Ballarat Community Health's Counselling Services can be found here: https://bchc.org.au/
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The power of a child's imagination!
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This activity is great for children's fine motor and thinking skills. It promotes colour recognition and is a fabuolus way for children to experience a sensory activity that is... See more
This activity is great for children's fine motor and thinking skills. It promotes colour recognition and is a fabuolus way for children to experience a sensory activity that is mess-free (this is also a bonus for grown ups too!)
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National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day will be celebrated on the 4 August 2020. This art activity is a great way to explain to children what each part of... See more
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day will be celebrated on the 4 August 2020. This art activity is a great way to explain to children what each part of the Aboriginal flag represents, you could then display the finished product in your window for everyone to see!
Art Activity source: Sue Noland 2006. SNAICC.
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Please read below for further information about changes to the City of Ballarat Maternal Child Health programs.
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The Family Lawyer drop in service is currently unavailable at Parent Place but Family Law advice is still available, with the service being delivered by phone.
If you have any...
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The Family Lawyer drop in service is currently unavailable at Parent Place but Family Law advice is still available, with the service being delivered by phone.
If you have any questions or are needing legal advice on:
* Family Violence Intervention Orders
*Family Law-Children
*Family Law-Property
*Family Law-Separation and Divorce
*All client interviews will be free and confidential
*Client interviews will be subject to a conflict check

Please call 5331 5999 to make an appointment
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