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Brain development



Introduction to child growth and development

 Learn the Signs. Act Early

Learn the Signs. Act Early. is a new tool in your child's 'Blue Book' that parents can use to learn about their child's brain and physical development. Click on the we​bsite link to go to the NSW Ministry of Health website to find out more about 'Learn the Signs.Act Early' and what your child is learning at their developmental age.

Child and family health nurses will also be using this tool to check your child's brain and physical development at every 'Blue Book' health check, by reviewing the questions that you complete in your child's 'Blue Book' prior to every developmetnal assessment at the child and family health centre. If you are concerned about your child's development please come and see your child and family health nurse.




Related Links

Chevron PDF icon Learn the Signs. Act Early poster

Chevron  Learn the Signs. Act Early. Milestone monitoring tools

Chevron Translated versions of the Learn the Signs. Act Early available on Blue Book link

Chevron Watch the CoLab Brain Development Video - Young Children are Amazing

Chevron Baby Map – A guide for you and your 0-3 year old​ Culturally and Linguistically Diverse videos exploring play attachment and development in 13 community languages.​


LOVE Talk SING Read PLAY is an App that has wonderful ideas on activities you can do with your child.

The App can also send you a SMS reminder for your child's next 'Blue Book' health check.  Available to download from ​the Go​ogle Play Store or Apple Store .


 Switch on to your child

Switch on to your chjild and switch off your device 
Switch on to your child and switch off your device.
Focused, caring attention will postively affect your child's life.

 My brain matters

 Videos and resources

Chevron PDF icon The First 2000 Days - Conception to Age 5 Framework


Chevron Access over 35 Fact Sheets on a range of child health and safety topics 


Chevron ‘How Every Child Can Thrive By Five’ - TED Talk


Chevron Read the CoLab - The Story of Brain Development



Chevron Watch the CoLab Brain Development Video - Young Children are Amazing



Chevron Watch Video: Bright Tomorrows Start Today - source:Collaborate for Kids



Chevron Watch Video: Brains Journey to Resilience - source: Alberta Wellness Initiative.