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Group programs

Our group programs provide children with the opportunity to learn important independence and participation life skills.

Kids Are Kids! group programs have been developed by a team of specialist therapists and are designed to support social, emotional, intellectual and physical development in children.  All group programs are run by qualified therapists in small groups for each child to receive individual support.  Group programs are run on demand and parents can register their interest at any time.

Articulation Group Program

The Articulation Group Program is planned and hosted by our Senior Speech Pathologists; each program focuses on a specific sound.

The Articulation Program is being held again in Term 4 and will focus on the ‘S Sound’. Registrations are now open, please email info @kidsarekids.org.au or call 9313 6566 for more information. Download the information flyer here. 

Circle of Security Parenting™: 8 Week Parenting Program

We are proud to be able to offer this very important program to parents needing support with their child or children; to build on their relationship.

Circle of Security Parenting™ is a relationship based parenting program based on decades of attachment research. The eight week course will cover understanding your child’s needs, how to help your child organise their feelings, how to help your child feel secure in their relationships, how to help your child to engage more in play and learning, how to meet your child’s emotional needs through tough times (challenging behaviours, tantrums, attention seeking, being clingy), how to manage your thoughts and feelings.

Please email info@kidsarekids.org.au or call 9313 6566 if you would like to talk about how the program could help you and your family or for more information download the information flyer.

The First Touch: Infant Massage

The ‘First Touch’ Infant Massage Group Program is the nationally accredited gold standard infant massage course in Australia.

The First Touch Infant Massage Group Program provides many positive outcomes for both the baby and the parent or carer. including a natural release of hormones for the adult during massage which can help with relaxation, promotes bonding, improves understanding of reading baby’s cues, discovering your baby’s uniqueness and increasing your confidence in self and parenting skills.

To register your place for the Infant Massage Group or make an enquiry call 9313 6566 or email groups@kidsarekids.org.au. For more information download the information flyer.

Hanen: More Than Words

The More Than Words Program was designed specifically for parents of children ages 5 and under on the autism spectrum. Addressing the unique needs of these children, the program provides parents with the tools, strategies and support they need to help their children reach their full communication potential.

Hanen: It Takes Two To Talk

The It Takes Two to Talk Program is designed specifically for parents of young children (birth to 5 years of age) who have been identified as having a language delay. In a small, personalised group setting, parents learn practical strategies to help their children learn language naturally throughout their day together.

HandySkills

HandySkills is a small group program to develop fine motor and pre-writing skills for pre primary and early school aged children through active participation. Parents are provided with strategies and activities to assist their child to facilitate their child’s development.

Course: 1 hour per session over 4 weeks

Hydrotherapy: Little Swimmers and Grinners

Little Swimmers and Grinners is designed for children aged 2-4 years who would benefit from therapy in the water. The group provides the opportunity for children to practice strength and coordination, group participation and early water safety skills all while having fun with singing and movement in a safe environment.

Course: 45 minute sessions, twice per week for 3 weeks. Schedule may vary depending on time of term the program is held.

Hydrotherapy: Divers and Gliders

Divers and Gliders is designed for children aged 4-6 years who would benefit from therapy in the water. The group provides the opportunity for children to practice strength and coordination, group participation, water safety skills and early swimming skills all while having fun with singing and movement in a safe environment.

Course: 45 minute sessions, twice per week for 3 weeks. Schedule may vary depending on time of term the program is held.

Little Movers and Groovers

Kids Are Kids! have developed a newly tailored program for 3 -4 year old children. The program has been developed to assist young children to develop their skills outside of the home environment with a team of experienced, dedicated therapists.

  • Numerous sessions in small, personalised groups
  • Qualified therapists leading the program
  • Fine motor skill development
  • Gross motor skill development
  • Socialisation in a fun, interactive environment

Who is this for: children aged 3-4 yrs  who would benefit from additional opportunities to learn and explore movement, social and fine motor skills in preparation for kindy, in a supportive group environment.

Little Thinkers and Tinkers

Enjoy a range of activities with your child in our outdoor area, protected from the weather, including crafts, messy play great for the senses, group games and movement and dance.

Who is this for: children aged 3-4 years who would benefit from additional opportunities to socialise, explore and learn through various types of activities and play, in a supportive group environment.

Messy Play

A group program created for children to socialise with others and develop turn-taking skills whilst getting messy and having fun. A great program for sensory stimulation through touch and feel and cause and effect activities. Messy Play is one of our most popular group programs for the little ones.

3Social Eyes

Social Eyes is a social skills program with a focus on peers relationships/making friends, communication, turn-taking/sharing, listening skills, assertiveness, protective behaviours, problem solving and expressing feelings.  Social Eyes is run in small groups in Little (age 4-6 years), Junior (age 5-8 years) and Senior (8-12yrs) age groups with a focus on age appropriate skills for each group.

A Social Eyes Group Program for children aged 6-9 will be held in the Term 4 school holidays, register your interest now by emailing info@kidsarekids.org.au or calling 9313 6566. Download the information flyer here. 

SOS Feeding: Little Munchers and Crunchers

The SOS approach explores a wide cross section of support disciplines.  Feeding is the most complex of human physical tasks and it is critical that all the possible problem areas be examined when working with children who won’t eat.  The program is an effective way to address problematic feeding behaviours.

“Some children are very adventuresome in trying new foods; others are not. Children “check out” new foods in different ways. More cautious children may first watch us eating the foods, may pick it up and drop it on the floor or feed the dog. They may squish it between their fingers or put it in their mouth and spit it out. To get to a personal comfort level with new flavors and textures, children follow their own individualized exploration techniques. They are much more willing to try new things if they are allowed to explore at their own pace”…For interesting reading download the article by Marsha Dunn Klein ‘Everything is a Grasshopper’.

Our next group program is scheduled for Term 4, please download the information flyer or register your interest now by emailing your registration form to info@kidsarekids.org.au or calling 9313 6566. 

To register your interest for any of our group programs please email info@kidsarekids.org.au or call our Centre on (08) 9313 6566. Download our group program brochure here