Links for Parents

Kids Matter:

Kids Matter is a government funded website that assists in providing information about the mental health and development of children. Below is a link to their monthly newsletter.

Latest Edition

Including articles on the social, emotional and intellectual development and support of children.

Department of Education Resources for Parents:

The role you play in your children’s education is vital in helping them become happy and confident learners at school. To assist you, a series of booklets is available online at the Department’s parent website, Schools and You. They include great activities, games and ideas that your children will love.

Designed for busy families with young children, each booklet focuses on a specific learning area:

Learning Areas - Guides for Parents

A series of fact sheets for parents – with information on numeracy, reading, writing and spelling and science for years 1 & 2 children.

Pre-Primary

A guide for parents/carers of children entering full time education.

Kindergarten

All about kindergarten – when and how to enrol.

Hello School!

A video for parents/carers of children entering school.

The Early Years

Resources and fun filled learning experiences – for parents/carers of children aged 0 to four years.

The following links are specifically selected for materials that may interest and support parents of gifted children:

Hoagies Gifted Children

A wonderful introduction to the concept of giftedness.

GATCAWA

This is the site of the Gifted and Talented Children’s Association Western Australia. Keep up to date with what is happening in WA for gifted children and their parents

Gifted Children

This site is dedicated to supporting parents of gifted children

Austega

Articles and data as well as links to other pertinent sites abound here

Prufrock

Parenting gifted children

Duke University TIP

Includes some very interesting articles

Kidsource

The articles on this site have been given a ranking by teachers