Child Care News for Parents & Carers
June 20, 2018
Welcome, this week how early childhood educators nurture the creativity of young children and 11 products you really don't need.
Make a difference and it will be quadrupled!

On Thursday 21 June not-for-profit organisation Thread Together is holding its first national fundraiser #DONATE4DIGNITY and every donation will be quadrupled.

Thread Together is the only organisation in Australia whose focus is to source new and excess clothing from fashion retailers and redistribute those items to people who need a helping hand.

The organisation is currently supporting people who are homeless, youth at risk, Indigenous communities, survivors of domestic violence, refugees and people who are long term unemployed.

Thread Together gives a second life to clothing that would otherwise go to landfill. That's a win for the environment. At the same time, these rescued (new) clothes help people in need, offering choice, dignity and hope for a better future.

Through collaboration and the help of volunteers, fashion donations and corporate support the organisation can clothe a person for just $5.

Tomorrow, Thursday 21 June, marks the start of a 24 hour, all-or-nothing campaign during which all donations will be quadrupled. Donate here to make a difference.
Why is it important for educators to nurture children's creativity?
The Oxford Dictionary defines creativity as 'the use of imagination or original ideas to create something.' Although we often think of creativity in terms of painting and drawing, when we look at the bigger picture, creativity is also an important part of how children interact with one another, approach new situations, respond to challenges and think in innovative ways.

Here we look at the notion of creativity in more detail.
11 products parents should avoid
When it comes to buying for children, there are some things you probably don't need in your life like matching mum 'n' bub onesies and some things you definitely don’t need like oil-based paint for toddlers.

Then there are those products that may seem practical or fun but can actually pose a safety risk to your child. Let's look at the 11 products CHOICE recommends you don't buy for your child.
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