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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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Benjamin The Lonely Dragon By Marc Craste

November 20, 2018

  If a story about a beautiful friendship between a sweet, shy dragon and a kind-hearted hedgehog, isn’t enough to warm your heart, then I…

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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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Book review – Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

November 13, 2018

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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Cafe Activities – free printables

November 08, 2018

I love taking my kids out to a cafe for a treat. They love it. They love the whole ritual of reading the menu, eating…

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The Were-Nana By Melinda Szymanik

November 06, 2018

  I stumbled across The Were-Nana, last week when I was searching for a spooky Halloween-type story to read. This one is a bit of…

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Brilliant Boardgame Printable

November 01, 2018

Does  your family love a boardgame? Our families certainly do! One particular thing we’ve had a lot of fun doing with The Sunshine Collective activities…

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The Red Tree By Shaun Tan

October 30, 2018

  If you are at all familiar with ‘those’ days and sometimes things just seem a little much or a little not enough, this would…

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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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Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House By Libby Gleeson

October 23, 2018

  The first thing that made me pick up this book, was the very-familiar illustrations, done by Freya Blackwood, of The Runaway Hug, another Sunshine…

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