Back by popular demand, we are making our celebration cards available once again. These beautifully illustrated cards are printed locally and feature 100% recycle paper. With $10 you get 3 unique designs with celebration notes as: ‘Happy Holidays’, ‘ Be Marry’ and ‘Joy’.
We will be donating $1 of each pack to refugee projects overseas.
A little while ago our team had the pleasure of working with LEGO. Our consultancy role involved sharing our expertise on the understanding of boy’s play behaviour – particularly in relation boy’s desire to ‘age up’ and the importance characters have in establishing a strong understanding and emotional connection with to story content.
We delivered key and strategic information based on the brief provided around elements of boys’ play behaviour, how they have changed over times and the historical perspective on play, taking into account new social trends. We also explored boys interests when growing up and how they connect and engage with cartoons, and how these relate back to their play.
LEGO was fantastic to work with and demonstrated great ethical care and guidelines, regarding child development while working with us.
Our principal child psychologist, Kimberley O’Brien, headed the research with the support of our clinical team. We regularly work with organisations like LEGO, helping them to develop better products and services for children, adolescents and families. You can see our list of existing clients on our website.
We have a new position available at Quirky Kid. More information about the role and how to apply, visit: https://childpsychologist.com.au/about-us/employment/customer-superhero
What’s the job?
Never a dull moment in the office, we are looking for someone who is dynamic, has excellent organisational skills and a keen interest in technology. We need someone to control our client flow; manage our busy schedules with precision, complete all the administration tasks in relation to office management as well as provide caring intake to new clients. You need to love to speak with people and have a lot of empathy.
Last night, during the sold out ceremony for 21st annual Educational Publishing awards at the State Library of Victoria Power Up!, our performance psychology resource, was awarded the Best Student Resource (Primary) under the Arts/Humanities category.
The judged praised our resource as follow:
“Power Up is a target product that has wide appeal an application. It is unique in its approach in helping students enhance performance to achieve success by identifying and improving cognitive strategies. Clearly presented, well-designed and practical in its application. it delivers contemporary and relatable video content”.
The awards is a significant achievement for our growing educational publishing house and confirms the amazing quality and innovation of our resources and products. We are a very proud team this week!
The ceremony was led by by Michael Gordon Smith, Chief Executive of the Australian Publishers AssociationAPA) and provided participants with inspiring and challenging speeches by David Barnett, Managing Director, Pearson Australia. and David Howes – Executive Director, Curriculum, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. We also heard from Murray St Leger, Chief Executive Officer, Copyright Agency and Cliff Brigstocke, Chief Executive Officer, OPUS Group.
Quirky Kid has a refreshed enthusiasm and focus to continue developing innovative resources for the educational sector in Australia and overseas. We have two more incredible resources in the pipeline and can’t wait to share those with you.
We would like to thank our clients and colleagues for their support and encouragement. We also invite schools and colleagues interested in offering this resources for their students and clients to get in touch with us.We are very happy to come to you and demonstrate how this resource can contribute to your students psychological support.
Offering Power Up!
You can purchase and find our more about Power Up! in the following websites:
We are proud to announced the Power Up! has been shortlisted for the 2014 Educational Publishing Awards under Primary: Student Resource – Arts/Science/Humanities. We are against Pearson Australia and Pascal Press, two of the largest publishers in Australia. This is a major achievement and a fantastic reward for our work and dedication over the past months.
Power Up is Quirky Kid’s performance psychology program for young people aged 10 to 16 years.
Organised by trade body the Australian Publishers Association, the EPAAs celebrate excellence in educational publishing in Australia. Now reaching its 21st year, the event is an opportunity to showcase the innovation, quality and dedication publishers devote to their pedagogical products.
Awards will be presented in the primary school, secondary school, TAFE & vocational and tertiary education categories as well as to the APA Primary and Secondary School Publisher of the Year. The event night is scheduled for