Parenting

Wonder world – activity ideas for learning about other cultures

February 07, 2019

We were talking about Chinese New Year, because we have family members who celebrate it. It sparked a whole night of discussion about the different cultural…

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Outdoor Family Activities

January 31, 2019

We think there is already an ocean of ‘craft’ type blogs out there in Internet land . . . written by people way handier with…

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When the Love of Learning Fades – 6 tips to re-engage your child

January 24, 2019

The majority of young children love to learn. They are like sponges, soaking up as much information as possible. Most also love going to school…

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School Readiness – ten tips

January 17, 2019

Maybe your kids are heading into conventional school, maybe you’re planning your homeschool set-up for the year ahead. Either way, we thought a few ‘school…

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Teaching your child to read – practical tips

January 10, 2019

  Teaching your child to read, or helping them improve their reading can be one of the most difficult and daunting educational tasks a parent…

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christmas ideas for kids

Activity Advent Calendar

November 22, 2018

Christmas activities for kids Christmas activities are suddenly top of mind: the kids are bringing home Christmas craft, shopping centres are getting crazy busy, I’ve…

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Parenting saves – easy play ideas for kids

November 15, 2018

15 Creative Play Activities As parents, we all start the day with the best intentions: we won’t yell; we’ll read to the kids; we’ll be…

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spring-activities

Spring Time Activities

October 25, 2018

Spring themed educational activities Spring has sprung and here in Melbourne it is finally beginning to feel like it! This time of year is always…

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Australian Halloween – Tips

October 11, 2018

How to do an Australian Halloween Halloween in Australia hasn’t really been much of a ‘thing’. However, our kids are increasingly aware of it with…

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Why I Encourage My Children to be Bored

October 04, 2018

As parents we want our children to be happy. I mean, that’s basically the number one goal, right? Happy and healthy, and they won’t be…

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