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

July 14, 2016

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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Book Review – Journey by Aaron Becker

July 12, 2016

Journey is a book with a difference, in that it is a wordless picture story book. There is certainly a great story to be told…

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Why I Encourage My Children to be Bored

July 07, 2016

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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Book Review – The Runaway Hug by Nick Bland

July 05, 2016

  This is such a sweet story. There’s nothing complex about it, but it always makes me feel cosy and I never tire of reading…

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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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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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