Through the smoke: talking to children about bush fire risk

The bushfire season can be stressful for those living in at-risk communities. But what about children? How can adults talk to children about bushfire risk and preparation with out compromising their sense of security? Here are some tips for parents who need some help to talk to children about understanding and managing dangers in their lives.
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Number Sense

Number sense is basically the ability to understand numbers and the relationship between numbers. This is the ability to count accurately. How can you give your child a head start before they begin school...
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Gayby Baby (2015)

"A tender, intimate and unmissable look into the lives of families who are needlessly politicised" - Benjamin Law Meet Gus, Ebony, Matt and Graham, 10 to 12 year-olds, each coping with growing up. As they navigate challenges of school, sport, friends and their futures, they do so within loving homes and with caring parents …
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Cimabue

Cimabue, original name Bencivieni di Pepo, born before 1251 died 1302, painter and mosaicist, the last great Italian artist in the Byzantine style, which dominated early medieval painting in Italy. Almost nothing is known of the life of this legendary medieval artist. He worked together with other artists on mosaics, decorating churches in Florence, Rome…
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Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west of Scotland. The island was so small it remained nameless. There were no roads, houses or electricity on this small island. In Summer, Cressida's family stayed on the island for four weeks and in the Spring they stayed on the…
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Jacaranda Snow

For more than eighty years, Jacaranda trees have been a living symbol of Australian children. In the 1940s and 1950s maternity hospitals like Jacaranda Maternity Hospital in Caringbah, New South Wales, sent new mothers home with a baby and a Jacaranda seedling. "Mrs Haxton would carry the baby to the car followed by a nurse…
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