Child Care Industry News
August 29, 2017
Welcome, this week new guidelines on sports related concussions which you should familiarise yourself with. Also, a range of Fathers Day craft ideas which make great gifts.
New guidelines for childhood sport-related concussion
New guidelines on how to manage sports related concussion in children have been released and describe a range of recommendations to improve understanding and treatment of this common childhood injury.

The new guidelines are based on a review of existing evidence conducted by Australian researchers at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI). Sport-related concussion (SRC) is very common in children and around four million children are estimated to present annually to emergency departments (EDs) worldwide with concussion. The researchers say that this suggests that approximately 33 million children worldwide sustain a concussion annually.
Father's Day gift ideas
With Father's Day just around the corner (Sunday 3 September) we thought a bunch of cool craft based gift ideas might be the order of the day.

A couple of these projects need to be done in stages, which is why we've given you a bit of extra lead time.

Loose change tray - A perfect gift for the dad who loses everything. Easy to make and suitable for very young children.

King Dad crown - The kids will enjoy making and decorating these cool golden crowns, which can be as simple or as fancy as your supplies and time frame permit.

Plaster handprints - This activity requires a few materials but results in a gift dads will treasure forever. Kids can add the final touches by painting the dried plaster of Paris.

Tie painting - A quick and easy idea which makes a great gift for dads who work in an office.

Can cooler - The ultimate Australian accessory: a stubbie holder, craft foam is the main ingredient of this project which would be great fun for older kids.

Mug warmer - For dads who prefer their beverages warm. This project substitutes foam for felt and would work best for older kids.

Golf cart pen holder - This activity uses simple supplies and makes a fun present for desk bound dads dreaming of lazy days on a golf course.

DAD photo frame - Print some digital prints of the children in your service to glue into the centre of these bright colourful picture frames.

Garden plaque - Another activity which may require you to order in supplies but which has a lovely final result and would make a great gift for all garden mad dads.

Craft foam photo frame - This picture frames uses foam and can be decorated with anything you have handy. Sending the frames home with a picture taken in your service will be the perfect final touch.

These craft ideas (and plenty of others) can be found on Activity Village.
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