Yes, the Quirky Kid site and our online shop are separating! We are very excited to introduce our new Therapeutic resources Shop – the Quirky Kid Shoppe. This specialist book and resources shop provides parents and professionals with unique therapeutic resources, including books, toys, games and cards for children, adolescents and families.
The New Shoppe Home Page
More than a Shop!
The new Quirky Kid Shoppe offer many advantages in relation to our old system and it is really easy to navigate. For example, you can find handpicked resources by the Quirky Kid Team. These resources will be changed and updated often.
Resources for Parent and Professionals
The Quirky Kid Shoppe will provide more than just resources. We will also comment, discuss and demonstrate new tool and approaches – simple visit our blog to see videos, interviews, photos, and instructions.
Below you can see an example of the grid pages view were parents or professionals can easily find resources. You can search by Issues, Resource Type or Target Age.
Work in Progress
This major project involved a lot of work and dedication over the past 6 months and it comes as a response to many requests from parents and colleagues that often asked us about the resources and products used during therapeutic intervention and workshops at the Quirky Kid Clinic.
We still have some small details to go over, however, be sure that you will find new and interesting ideas here on the Quirky Kid Shoppe.
The Hon Peter Garrett AM MP, Minister for Youth, is calling for applications for membership of the 2011 Australian Youth Forum (AYF) Steering Committee.
The Steering Committee provides advice to the Office for Youth, DEEWR and the Minister for Youth on the implementation and future development of the AYF.
A position on the Steering Committee provides individual young people with an opportunity to contribute to the future direction of the AYF, gain an insight into the working of the government, promote the AYF at events and be involved in discussions that are important to young people.
If you are interested in applying for a position on the next AYF Committee please visit the AYF website for more Information and an Application Form.
Corina Vogler and the Quirky Kid Clinic were recently invited to attended the Involve Conference in Auckland, New Zealand. The Involve conference organised by the NZAAHD aimed to enhance the skills of people who work with young people and to promote young people’s positive health and development.
Table of QK Resources
Whilst at the conference we had the privilege to observe many Maoir customs, such as the Pōwhiri (call of welcome from tribes) and were able to attend a number of sessions. The sessions informed us of the amazing and creative work that is being carried out in New Zealand, to support young people.
Additionally, Quirky Kid were provided with an opportunity to display our Therapeutic Resources. They were incredibly well received by many organizations who purchased our stocks out. This was another major step towards promoting and expanding our resources and we were delighted to see that the resources were received with great enthusiasm.
Young people in New Zealand are very dedicated to the future and well-being of their generation. We found it extremely inspiring to be a part of this conference, and are grateful for the hospitality that was shown to us.
If you like reading the parenting magazine ‘Practical Parenting’ stop at the toddler & preschooler section on Info&ideas on page 80 to ready the great review about the Quirky Kid Resources on the July 2010 edition.
We are really proud to appear at this great publications. Practical Parenting is full of other useful information for parents and others interested on subjects about children, pregnancy and parenting.
The ‘Info & Ideas’ section also features other fun activities ideas and expert tips for parents. It lhas been compiled by Anna Scobie.
During the last months of 2009, we were approached by the Australian Council for Education and Research (ACER) to discuss a distribution agreement for all Quirky Kid Resources. We are delighted to announce that we have formally formed a partnership with ACER to distribute our Quirky Kid Resources.
We are extremely proud to have our resources endorsed by a non-for-profit organization (NGO) that is committed to creating and distributing research-based knowledge, products and services to improve learning across the lifespan in both formal and informal settings.
Today, our resources are available through ACER’s catalogues, website and friendly sales consultants. The feedback we are receiving from the ACER team of consultants is extremely positive and encouraging.
We give ourselves a ‘pat on the back’ – well done Quirky Kid team!