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.
The Quirky Kid Publishing House introduced our range of therapeutic resources during the ‘Building Resilience – from surviving to thriving’ conference organized by the Mental Health Association of NSW during 15-16 of April in Sydney.
Our Resources were really well received and several organizations purchased our tools on the day and are now in use by their teams. Many more health professional were truly impressed with this sophisticated tools and how they can complement their work on resilience.
The conference was well supported and organised. As Social Developer I was inspired by the presentation from Kim McConville (Beyond Empathy😉
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!
We are incredibly proud to introduce a very special Therapeutic Resources – The Tell me a Story cards.
The highest you ever climbed! – The furthest you ever swam! – The fastest you ever ran!
Children love stories, especially true stories describing adventure and emotional extremes. Often they will ask to hear our stories but how often do they get to tell theirs?
The TMAS cards invite young people to recall and retell their own memorable moments of extremity (Luckiest! Loneliest! Bravest!), as they rediscover a sense of pride in their own achievements. The story topics have been carefully chosen to appeal to young storytellers, with the capacity to engage listeners of all ages.
The TMAS cards are a useful tool for parents and professionals working with young people to facilitate communication, highlight strengths, give praise and boost self-esteem.
The TMAS collection is designed for young people and adults, (aged 6 years and above). We all have stories to tell and the TMAS cards provide a forum for all people to share their experiences, children and adults alike. The cards have been tried and tested with individuals and small groups, throughout a number of different contexts.
We are proud to announce the publication of our first therapeutic resource : The Just Like When cards.This is a limited first edition featuring 18 illustrations on tactile cards with a “Make Your Own” JLW card kit and instruction manual for parents, teachers and therapists. Resources are available now from our online shop!
See some examples below:
The Just Like When Cards (JLW) are one our favourite innovations. Developed over 15 years and based on countless experiences as told to us by our young clients, the JLW Cards depict personal and sensitive topics which have been designed to help young people explore their own experiences and emotions.
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 are constantly inspired by the young clients who visit us at Quirky Kid HQ and draw on their influences when developing our products. Similarly, we would love to hear about your experiences with our materials.