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Visit Narrabri NSW - it is set in the heart of the rich Namoi Valley, in North West NSW, Australia. Narrabri NSW is home to 7,300 residents who enjoy good shopping, good sporting facilities and a very good way of life. Narrabri is situated 100 kms from Moree in the north and 110kms from Coonabarabran in the south on the Newell Highway. Gunnedah is 95kms to the east and Wee Waa is 45kms west on the Kamilaroi Highway. It is the home of the Narrabri Shire Council, The Crossing Theatre, and the untamed beauty of Mt Kaputar National Park, Pilliga National Park and the Australia Telescope. Narrabri services the surrounding towns of Boggabri, Bellata, Wee Waa, Pilliga and Gwabegar.

Narrabri has daily Country Link Rail, air services and interstate coaches. The district has an average summer minimum temperature of 17° and a maximum of around 37°. Recorded average winter minimum and maximum temperatures are 3° and 17° respectively. The district can also expect a rainfall level of approximately 635 millimetres in one calendar year. It is 190 m above sea level.

Narrabri tourism includes an amazing amount of interesting places to visit, a wide selection of eating experiences. Some menus include fine local produce such as olives, wine and superlative pasta which is made from the high quality durum wheat grown in the Bellata area. Accommodation is plentiful and of excellent standard. It includes motels, caravan parks, B & Bs and farm stays, either self catering or fully pampered!

Photos in this website are supplied by Margo Palmer, John Burgess, Rohan Boehm and the Narrabri Information Centre

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ABOUT NARRABRI NSW

Narrabri NSW is the headquarters for two major agricultural research stations, the Australian Cotton Research Institute and the IA Watson Grains Research Centre. Narrabri's growth and development is strongly tied to the success of its agricultural and commercial industries, and is moving ahead towards a prosperous future with the current population being approximately 7,500.  

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On a regional scale Narrabri NSW is encompassed by Regional Development Australia - Northern Inland NSW. This entity undertakes the promotion of the region

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Agriculture

The Narrabri NSW District is a major producer of a variety of agricultural commodities including cotton, wheat, beef cattle and sheep and pulse crops.

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Narrabri NSW always has houses for sale and houses for rent on a wide range and commercial blocks and shops also come up for sale.   The variety is amazing.

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The Business directory encompasses the towns of the Narrabri Shire, if you own a business the cost to have a landing page and or a listing is very minimal.

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5 Ways To Prepare Your Child for Preschool

5 Ways To Prepare Your Child for Preschool

How to reduce anxiety and replace it with smiles

Author: Julian Parsons/Tuesday, April 21, 2020/Categories: Feature Writer Julian Parsons, Boggabri, Narrabri, Wee Waa, Walgett, Other News

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Is your little one heading off to preschool soon?

Preparing your child emotionally for pre-school can be a challenge.

Between getting them ready (as well as yourself) there are a number of steps you’ll need to take to make sure everyone gets through with as few moments of stress as possible. Below are some ideas that will help you in making the transition smooth.

Step #1 - Visit the preschool

Visiting the classroom your child is going to be learning in and meeting the teacher a couple of days before is a good idea. If there is a class schedule posted, show it to your child.

Talk to them about what they can expect from the different portions of the day.

You also need to show the child where they’ll keep backpacks and personal things.

Step #2 - Act it out

Next up, try pretending what the first day of preschool will be like. This will help your child prepare for preschool, say alternative health experts Expect Me.

They explain that kids are able to pick up energy intuitively and suggest “acting as if you are going to school, handing the backpack, and sitting down for group time can help overcome any feelings of anxiety. These actions show that there is nothing to be feared in preschool.”

You can also read stories, play games, and even make a snack. It is also a good idea to teach your child social skills. Teach your little one ways of getting someone’s attention, joining a play, and taking turns. You can even use puppets in role-playing.

Step #3 - Work on self-help skills

Preschool is going to be a very big step for your child when it comes to their development and independence becomes even more important.

Help them master self-help skills such as using the toilet, washing their hands, putting socks and shoes on, and using utensils while seated at the table.

Step #4 - Express and acknowledge feelings

It is an exciting adventure for your kids to start preschool, but it is normal for both the parent and child to have anxiety, explain the experts from Energy Healing Massage. They say “if you want to help the child with anxiety, then give them the chance of expressing their feelings. Listen to the fears of the child and acknowledge them. You should also acknowledge the feelings of ambivalence to yourself. There might be some changes in the behaviour of your child when they are working through their feelings.”

Kids tend to regress in one area of their life as another area grows.

They can become a little less independent like regressing in toilet training. You don’t have to worry because the changes are temporary.

Step #5 - Shift your schedule

When your child is experiencing their first couple of weeks at school, you should slowly make changes in your routines.

Provide them with a calm and peaceful environment when they are home. Spend time together including family meals, limiting media, and making sure they are going to bed at the right hour.

You should provide them with a healthy breakfast and ensure they spend time outdoors. You should develop a predictable and consistent routine a couple of weeks before they can start with school. This will help in making the transition smoother.

Tips for Preparing for the First Few Days

Tip #1 - Getting organised

When the first day gets closer, ensure you have organised and labelled clothing, shoes, and a backpack. Stock healthy snacks and lunch food.

Tip #2 - Stay with your child for about 20 minutes on their first day

Point them to activities and help them get involved. You can also help your child in meeting other children. When you decide to go, try offering a hug and something positive like “I know you are going to have a great day today, I will be back soon to get you.”

Tip #3 - Stay involved

A major milestone for a child is separating from their parents. Even if they have attended a toddler program or early childhood program, they can get anxious because of the new class and teachers. The team from Tow and Line say that bringing something from home that makes them feel comfortable can help, like a blanket they feel safe with. They explain “children are going to develop independence at different paces with some kids having an easier time separating from their parents. Some are going to need help and extra support. Little touches of home can provide the right balance for the child to start developing their independence.”

If your child is having a hard time saying goodbye to you, make sure you talk to their teacher. This is something they are experienced in and can help in coming up with a plan.

Some approaches that can be used include having a photo at school or shortening the day temporarily.

You should not sneak out, let the child know that you are leaving, and also pick them up at the right time. Preschool provides children with a chance for tremendous growth.

You make the transition a little easier by preparing, and it will make things easier for you and your child.

Are you ready to send your little one off to preschool? Let us know what you’re focusing on in the comments!

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39 Cormie Avenue, Wee Waa, NSW, 2388

39 Cormie Avenue, Wee Waa, NSW, 2388

Home For Sale Wee Waa New South Wales

$380,000
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4 bedroom home for Sale!! 
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Large entertainment room, 2 bathrooms, main bedroom with ensuite, 3 bedrooms have built ins. 
Pool, Solar panels.

For more information contact 
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A belated Happy Easter! I hope you all got some time with family or friends, and spent time doing things that brings you happiness and contentment. 

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