Kids and community: the benefits of being involved

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Wed 15 November 2017

11 mins

How well do your kids know your neighbours and community? Karen Bevan is the CEO of Girl Guides Australia and believes there are many qualities kids gain from connecting with and helping their local area. 

Girl Guides focus on working as a team, accepting difference and has a strong focus on participation. They also ask questions like; How can we make the world we live in better? What can we do for others?

Hear more about the positive effects of helping others, being part of a community and getting kids involved early.

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