We are proud to introduce our newest innovation – The Quirky Kid Tickets!Parents have been asking for and we are proud to introduce our effective behaviour management tool as recommended by Kimberley O’Brien, Child Psychologist.
Tickets are a complete reward system encouraging you and your child to work together to manage behaviour.
You start by setting clear, achievable goals together. Follow this up with lots of direct praise when you see your child achieve the goal. Finally, watch the surprise reward appear before your eyes as they scratch their Tickets to reveal fun and creative activities you can all share in.
‘Tickets’ is the latest resource to come from the creatives minds at the Quirky Kid Clinic. An inventive and cooperative tool for managing your child’s behaviour.
It is simple:
– Set a goal
– Give your child a ticket to acknowledge when the goal is achieved
– When your child collects enough tickets, he/she gets to scratch and win!
– Lastly, enjoy the fun and interactive reward activities together!
The Sunday Telegraph completed an article about our resource. You can read about it on The Telegraph online.
Visit the Quirky Kid Shoppe for more information on the Tickets and other unique Therapeutic and developmental resources for children and families.
We love therapeutic resources and go to great lengths to personally develop and produce our hand-packed kits. We are committed to providing parents and professionals around the world with creative and effective therapeutic tools that are tried, tested and loved in classrooms, clinics and lounge rooms around the globe.
We’ve opened the doors to our new Quirky Kid Clinic in Wollongong.
Located in the coastal village of Austinmer (10 minutes North of Wollongong), this unique therapeutic space offers children and families a range of services and resources also available in our Sydney office.
Local parents are already making use of our comprehensive assessment services and we will soon share our 2011/2012 Workshop Calendar incorporating many new initiatives for children and young people with an emphasis on positive psychology and community development programs.
With more than $40 000 invested in this state of the art clinical and creative space, we look forward to welcoming new clients, colleagues and organisations in the Illawarra, Southern Highlands, Sutherland Shire and beyond to a vibrant new beginning for Quirky Kid Wollongong.
The key services offered at Austinmer are:
– Psychometric Assessments (inc. Developmental, Educational and ASD)
– Individual Counselling, Sibling Groups and Family Intervention
– Therapeutic workshops (inc. Best of Friends and Why Worry?)
– Comprehensive services under the Helping Children with Autism Package
– Classroom Observations, Case Conferences and Consultancy
– Mentoring and Youth Work.
You can contact us on + 02 9362 9297 to find out more information or to make an appointment.}
Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist, discussed our new children’s book ‘How to be Friend’ and Children social skills with 2UE radio presenter Tony Pilkington last night. You can find our more about our new book on the Quirky Kid Shoppe. We have recently posted a media release to discuss the new book as well as children social skills.
You can find useful, practical and informative advice about parenting and young people by visiting our resources page, – or discussing it on our forum.
If you have a story and would like to discuss it with us, please contact us to schedule a time.
Kimberley O’Brien enjoys sharing the best of her therapeutic moments with the media. View our media appearances to-date.
The Face It cards, published by Quirky Kid, was recently shortlisted for the Galley Club award 2011 printing aware under the category Non-standard Novelty book or stationary item.
The Galley award was held on the 22nd of July 2011 and celebrated excellence in book and magazine production.
This is a prestigious context often represented by stablished publishing companies like Allen & Unwin, Ramdon House, Pacific Magazines, Hachette Australia and Penguin Group. Quirky Kid feels incredibly proud to have made to this stage.
Ok, we did not win it… but if consolation is a good excuse, we lost for the non-standard item of the year.
How to be a Friend: A Guide to Making and Keeping Them
We are very proud to launch our newest therapeutic resource written and illustrated by Mark Brown and Laurie Krasny Brown -the acclaimed creators of Arthur.How to Be a Friendis the perfect prop for parents and professionals working with children to build social confidence and explore playground politics.
The book offers practical suggestions for making and keeping friends, resolving arguments, overcoming shyness, dealing with bossy children, handling bullies and more.
How to Be a Friend is easy-to-read and provides children with many fun examples and illustrations of how to be a good friend. The book was published to support our social skills program ‘The Best of Friends’. For more information on this program, click on the link.
You will find out:
– Who can be your friends
– How to show someone you would like to be friends
– How to handle bossy kids and bullies too
– The best ways to be a friend and ways NOT to be a friend
– Ways to settle an argument with a friend
This high quality Australian Edition has been produced on a Hard Cover with 33 uncoated and illustrated pages