KIDS

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 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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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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flamingo party ideas

Eva’s Pink Flamingo Birthday Party

It’s official, fairies are on the way out, the hottest new trend in girls party decor and themes is the Flamingo! How do I know this? Because my 5 year old niece Eva has her finger on the pulse of what’s cool and decided on a Pink Flamingo Birthday Party this year. Pink, kitschy, feathery and fun, flamingos tick all…

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Tennis Fun for Kids – Summer School Holidays Sorted

January in Melbourne can only mean one thing – it’s tennis time! The world’s top tennis players hit the courts, and today they were joined by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, and other Nickelodeon characters and entertainers for some fun on centre court at the Kids Tennis Day Rod Laver Arena Spectacular; A fantastic prequel to the Australian…

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back to school - sports shoes

Back to School – Get off on the right foot with Clarks

‘Brought to you by Nuffnang and Clarks‘ My kid is funny, when she’s at school she wants to be on holidays, but after just a few weeks of Summer holidays, she can’t wait to get back to school again! Emma had a great Prep year and is so keen to be a big grade 1 girl. As a parent I…

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