Not long ago, I asked our Jump Up For Kids community to share their stories of their Covid19 experience. I had asked people to share the good, the bad and the ugly and we got it. Actually we got the bad and the ugly. Which has left me pondering for a week what to do about this. I’ve been left tossing up the following: Everyone is stressed with the amount of change and uncertainty related to Covid19 and I don’t […]

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This ‘school at home, online’ gig is tough, there is no doubt about it! Many of us have children in different grades studying so many different things. Some of us have children who need additional support when learning. All of us are in uncharted territory and on one of the steepest learning curves of our lives. As part of our work at Jump Up For Kids we talk to a lot of parents and as the weeks have passed by, […]

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FANTASTIC!! Before you do get around to the dump trip, let’s just have a look through the pile to see what amazing play and healthy development opportunities might be in there for your children (grandkids, neighbours etc). If you find these things in your dump pile, pull them out now: pallets cable reels (all sizes) cardboard tyres inner tubes scraps of metal material buckets witches hats barrels old furniture. “Hang on a minute, we just finished clearing this stuff out! […]

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Keep calm, keep informed, keep connected, keep working (from home), supervise your child/ren’s education (from home), exercise but stay away from everyone, support small business, eat healthy, buy take-away, spend time with your kids, make time for yourself, learn a new language or instrument, look out for your neighbours, play board games, grow veges, don’t watch the news, know all the restrictions to flatten the curve, watch the curve, spend time with your partner, practice mindfulness, keep cleaning, monitor screen […]

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First it was toilet paper….people started hoarding, the shelves were bare, supermarket staff were abused. To put it bluntly we all went a bit loopy. ScoMo had to get firm and tell us to “Stop It! Just stop it!”. An item that has always been available to us and its importance in our lives often overlooked, was suddenly front of mind and a sought after commodity. Gradually over time, with some guidance about how much toilet paper is an appropriate […]

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For those who do not know me, I run an Outdoor Occupational Therapy practice. Our core messages centre around increasing time outdoors and healthy development. So if you had said three months ago that I would be writing a blog entitled “Outdoors Online” I would have probably laughed out loud. Yet here we are amid Covid19 restrictions and we are all more reliant on technology and we are spending more time on screens than ever before. For the role technology […]

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In 2019, Jump Up For Kids made the decision to more closely align two parts of our business – our clinic based Occupational Therapy (OT) services and our outdoor play programs. Whilst we have always had a joint vision and mission statement, we felt like we were running two different businesses with two models of care. So we moved our Occupational Therapy clinic to Bald Hills, where we have run our outdoor play programs for the past five years. This […]

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Learning how to control and regulate emotions and arousal levels is one of the most important skills a child can possess. We all want our kids to feel in control and safe as they navigate this world. So how can we support our children so that they can self-regulate? The building block to self-regulation and emotional regulation is co-regulation. Co-regulation is one of the first skills an infant develops. It is where they look to their primary caregiver when they […]

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Toilet training can often be a tedious task – particularly when it is not clicking for your child. So what can you do to support your child in gaining the independence to be able to take care of their toileting needs? Keep reading and you can use these handy tips to help the process… Diet Make sure your child is drinking enough water – We often overlook how important water intake is. Water helps our body to flush out toxins […]

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Over the years, we have watched many children arrive on the first day of a Jump Up Outdoors program determined not to take their shoes off. After a few hours, they might reluctantly remove their shoes at the creek and sometimes forget to put them back on again. Often by the last day, the children arrive at reception, rip their shoes off, race down the hill and remain barefoot for the entire day. Now, some of these children were adamant […]

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