KIDS

Fruit party - Birthday party idea

Emma’s Fruit Themed Afternoon Tea Birthday Party

Here’s a cute and colourful kids party idea that you can put together in only an hour or two without breaking the bank – a Fruit Themed Afternoon Tea Party! It was Emma’s birthday this week, but because we’ve had a lot going on I decided an intimate gathering afternoon tea with immediate family rather than a big party.  It…

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Bobux shoe giveaway

Bobux Shoes for Big Kids

A few weeks ago Emma and I were invited to attend the launch of Bobux’s newest range of shoes for big kids, Bobux KID+. They are designed for active children, and we got to test them out first hand at Clip’n’Climb in Richmond, a super fun indoor climbing center. I’ve always appreciated the quality of Bobux footwear, but until now…

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Back to school - shopping for school supplies at officeworks

Add ‘Learning for Life’ to your Back to School List

“I’ll take the biggest size” Mum had delegated the task of buying my high school uniform to Dad, and being a very practical man, he decided that buying school uniforms every year was for suckers; and anyway I’d grow into it, eventually! You can just imagine me on that first day, a lanky awkward teen just swimming in a size…

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Educational games and learning support recources mypoppet.com.au

Educational games your kids will love

The classroom can be a very overwhelming environment for many kids, Emma is in grade one now and she is still finding her feet. With lots of new things to learn, social skills to develop and many distractions in a noisy classroom, it’s understandable that many children struggle to really consolidate what is being taught in class just during school…

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Bunchems Review - Creative play toy

Encourage Creative Play with Bunchems

If you like toys that encourage creative and open ended play, don’t require batteries, and will keep the kids entertained for ages, you’ll love Bunchems! Brought to you by Nuffnang and Bunchems Emma told me about Bunchems a while ago after seeing them on TV, so when we were asked to try them out for ourselves and share our creative…

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Dc super hero girls - bat girl

Why Girls need Female Super Heroes AND Super-Villains as role models

Emma didn’t need much encouragement to dress up in superhero garb today for an event launching a new DC Comics property, the DC Super Hero Girls. I didn’t tell her we were going until yesterday afternoon, which was a mistake on my part because she insisted that I whip her up a movie quality costume quick smart. She’s always been…

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The flying doctor Kids club

Flying Doctor Kids Club

Living in a Melbourne it’s easy to take for granted how easily we can access medical care, but for those living in remote and rural communities around Australia, sometimes the only doctor you may see needs to fly in on a plane! The Royal Flying Doctor Service not only provides emergency aero-medical transport, but I was surprised to learn that…

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