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Child Care News for Parents & Carers
August 16, 2017
Welcome, this week we ask how sick is too sick to send your child off to their child care service and the perfect antidote for sick days, the 15 best picture books for toddlers.
How sick is too sick?
Do you often feel like you are fighting a losing battle with childhood bugs? Your child's immunity is still developing and to make matters worse toddlers insist on putting everything in their mouths.

At some point in the first year of child care you will inevitably be faced with the decision of whether your child is well enough to be sent to care. So, this week we take a look at the most common bugs children come down with and ask if it is ever OK to send your kid to care when he or she is sick.
The best read-aloud books for toddlers
Reading aloud to your child is one of the most important and enjoyable things you can share, and has many benefits. As well as stimulating imagination and helping your child understand the world around them, reading aloud offers a wonderful opportunity to foster a lifelong love for books and storytelling. Reading together also provides a precious moment of quietness and bonding, curled up with a parent and sharing a story.

There are thousands of fabulous books out there to read with your child, here are 15 of the best and timeless classics that should be in everyone's collection.
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