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Book Review – The Red Balloon by A. Lamorisse

July 19, 2016

The Red Balloon was actually first a film, released in 1956 and the author, A Lamorisse is a French film director. He wrote the screenplay…

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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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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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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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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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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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