Giving our kids a great start – enrolments now open

If you are looking to give your child the best start to the year, Connect Health & Community is offering two new programs developed to support your child’s skills, growth and confidence. 

Our new programs can help increase your child's confidence for the year ahead.

Aimed at children aged four to eight years old, the groups focus on developing their social engagement skills, fine and gross motor skills, concentration, and handwriting skills.  

Both programs are run by our experienced Paediatric Occupational Therapist. Groups will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays and places are limited to ensure maximum engagement and benefit for attendees.  

Enrolments are open now for Term 1.  

For more information on the Kinder Skills and Handwriting Group, see below. 

Kinder Skills Groups  

Do you have a child attending 4-year-old Kinder this year? 

Connect Health & Community’s Kinder Skills Group can help provide your young one with an invaluable opportunity to practice and strengthen a range of important skills required at Kinder. 

They include:  

  • Gross and fine motor skills • Social skills (sharing, turn taking)
    • Developmental and educational learning • Emotional regulation
    • Language development (listening and speaking)

Facilitated by our Paediatric Occupational Therapist (OT), enrolments are now open for the group that will run six weeks on Monday or Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 am. The program will start on 28 February and 2 March, respectively. 

Places are limited to six children per group, with consistent attendance highly recommended as skills progressively build from the previous session.  

Parent parent/caregiver attendance is encouraged to enable support for the skills learnt in the home environment.  Unfortunately, we request that siblings do not attend the group and alternative arrangements are made. 

For enquiries and bookings, call Jess on (03) 9192 8931. 

Kids’ Handwriting Group 

Connect Health & Community is running a series of Handwriting Groups to help school-aged children improve the fluency and confidence with their handwriting.   

Facilitated by our Paediatric Occupational Therapist (OT), the program will provide a range of skills to assist handwriting, including: 

  • Exercises to increase strength and coordination of hand muscles 
  • Reviewing letter formation techniques
  • Seating posture and pencil grasp 
  • Increasing speed and fluency of handwriting; and
  • Maximising concentration, attention and socialisation skills.

Enrolments are now open for the group that will run six weeks on Monday or Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. The program will start on 28 February and 2 March, respectively. 

The group is suitable for Primary School students aged 5 to 8 years with places limited to six children. 

Parents are not required to attend sessions, however those choosing to stay are requested that non-participant siblings do not attend the group, with alternative arrangements to be made. 

To register your child for either program, call Jess on (03) 9192 8931.   

 

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