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Surviving Book Week

This was my first foray into Book Week costumes – as a parent. Let me tell you, it’s a lot easier to get an adult ready than a child. But you’d know that already! I realise this post is a little late for everyone, but save it for next year! Oh, and this isn’t a… Read more »

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Christmas Themed Sensory Bottles

This week Bel from Mums Take Five is lending her crafty skills to my blog. Enjoy! ——————————————— These little sensory bottles are not only fun to make but can be played with over and over (hopefully instead of the Christmas tree decorations)  They are cheap and get thrown around and I don’t even think twice… Read more »

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Geomag – a creative toy suitable for all ages

To state the obvious, Christmas is coming. A particularly tricky time of year if you have children, nieces and nephews to buy for. Trying to negotiate what toys are for different ages and what they’ll actually want is predicament that baffles even the most seasoned toy buyer. I’d also like to think that I can buy… Read more »

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Exclusive interview with Lah-Lah and a giveaway!

Last month, in my children’s eyes, I became the best mum in the world. Why? Because I bought them tickets to watch Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band in concert. Who are the Lah-Lahs? If you’re thinking this, you clearly don’t watch enough ABC2! The Lah-Lahs are Australia’s premier band for children. They sing fun songs with great messages…. Read more »

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Children take over the Museum in MOAD’s ‘Play Up’ Exhibit

Amongst all the speeches made at the Museum of Australian Democracy’s launch of their ‘Play Up’ exhibit, the audience favourite definitely belonged to the little girl from Telopea Park Public School. She reminded the children that the next time their parents tell them to stop playing, that they should be doing their homework, they can tell their parents that the… Read more »

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Activities to Keep You Sane in the Rain

Baking Cold, rainy weather is the perfect excuse for comfort food. So why not get the children involved? It’s a win-win in my book. You get yummy treats and the children are occupied and happy. Cakes are often the easiest as you can add ingredients in one at a time (each child taking turns) and,… Read more »

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

I love, I love, I love this book. Get caught up in how you say/express the words as you swish through the tall grass. Create your make believe world together as you act out each page. Helen Oxenbury’s drawings are just amazing. As my daughter gets older we will be writing our own inspired versions as… Read more »