Tomorrows are brighter

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Michael CurraNagasawa with 3yo son Auriel. Story is for Telethon wrap on a new phone app aimed at 0-5 year olds. Pictured - Auriel CurraNagasawa
Camera IconMichael CurraNagasawa with 3yo son Auriel. Story is for Telethon wrap on a new phone app aimed at 0-5 year olds. Pictured - Auriel CurraNagasawa Credit: The West Australian, Daniel Wilkins

Parents and health professionals have had the opportunity to learn about a brand new application that provides advice to families about their child’s development.

The Bright Tomorrows app provides learning activities, advice, and practical tips to parents and carers with children from birth to age five.

Parents and health carers in the region were able to talk to project developers at a series of workshops and talks in Karratha last week.

Digital project manager Bec Nguyen said the app provided evidence-based information about brain development in children.

“The app is really around using the little moments that you already are doing the children like tucking them into bed and then telling them a story, and it’s supporting and emphasising and encouraging parents to continue using those little moments to help build babies brains,” she said.

Ms Nguyen said the program provided parents with the science behind their child’s actions and behaviour.

The workshops featured parents and healthcare workers from Karratha to educate them about the application.

Local mum Lisa Vincent was at the presentation and said the application was something she would be interested in.

Ms Vincent said she had gone through speech therapy with her three-year-old and was in the process of getting his hearing checked.

“Developmentally, every time in every kind of way, it’s important to know where you want them to be and where they’re at,” she said.

The Bright Tomorrows app is produced by Telethon Kids Institute, partnered by the Minderoo Foundation Thrive by Five Initiative.

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