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50 or so films to show your kids before they’re 13

June 30, 2016

Given we’re shivering through winter school holidays in much of Australia, it’s the perfect time to make some popcorn, snuggle under a blanket and create…

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Book Review: The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley By Colin Thompson

June 28, 2016

This is another all-time favourite. The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley is an absolute gem of a story and one that is loved by adults…

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Brilliant Holiday Ideas

Best Things We’ve Done with the Kids

June 23, 2016

School holidays: we love not rushing in the mornings, but the days can be very long with a house full of kids all wanting to…

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The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems

June 21, 2016

There are a whole bunch of ‘Pigeon’ books by Mo Willems, but The Pigeon Needs a Bath is the first one The Sunshine Collective family…

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Homework in Primary School – Yes or No?

June 16, 2016

The homework debate continues to rage on, with people lined up at one end advocating no homework whatsoever, and parents clamouring to tutoring centres and instilling…

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The Very Cranky bear by Nick Bland

June 14, 2016

The Very Cranky Bear is no doubt one you are already familiar with, but considering the depth of our love for it here at The Sunshine…

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Mindful Matters

June 09, 2016

  Chances are, if you are the parent of a primary or secondary aged child in Australia, that you have heard the term ‘mindfulness’. You…

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The Book With No Pictures, by B.J. Novak

June 07, 2016

The Book With No Pictures is a family favourite – guaranteed to provide some bedtime giggles. Summary Just as the title suggests, this is a…

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My 7 Saves for Working at Home With Kids

June 02, 2016

My 7 Saves For Working at Home With Kids I’m not stupid, so when I decided to work from home, I did my research. I…

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Book review – Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

May 31, 2016

Giraffes Can’t Dance is one of those little gems of a story. I bought it on a whim (really just dislike leaving a bookshop empty-handed)…

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