Sparking Your Kids’ Creativity at an Early Age

A picture showing kids' creativity seen in a drawing

Kids’ creativity is critical—this is how you can ensure that you spark it in them as early as possible. This guest article about sparking kids’ creativity is courtesy of Cloe Matheson. Cloe is a creative writer from Dunedin, New Zealand, who has penned articles for various blogs and business sites such as Plumbing Plus. When she […]

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Scienterrific!

A picture of a child sitting in the grass and thinking about National Science Week

National Science Week is on right now in Australia! Here are five easy science experiments for kids using stuff you already have at home. It’s National Science Week, and if the words “science experiments for kids” strike fear in your heart and a desire to curl up into a ball, then you’re not alone. We […]

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Southpaws for Effect

A picture of a toddler excited about Lefthanders Day

International Lefthanders Day is next Tuesday, August 13. We’ve got fun ways for your kids to get a ‘handle’ on what life is like on the opposite side. International Lefthanders Day. We promise we’re not making it up. Celebrated annually on the 13th of August, it was initially commemorated in 1976 by the Founder of […]

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Culture Club

A picture of NAIDOC week

NAIDOC Week 2019 is on from the 7th to the 14th of July, and there are plenty of ways you and your kids can get involved. For over forty years, Australia has been celebrating its indigenous heritage with NAIDOC Week. The origin of NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) goes all the way […]

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A Holly July Christmas

A picture of children celebrating Christmas in July

Christmas in July gets more popular every year. It’s family time, fun and celebration without the stress—or the need to visit distant relatives! Most people love the Christmas holiday season. That is until the reality of it begins to settle in. Crowded shopping centres, trying to remember where you stashed the fake tree, and figuring […]

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7 easy towel animals you can make yourself

The concept of transforming towels and other clothstuffs* into cute animals used to be the domain of swanky restaurants and hotels. However, these gorgeous towel animals (courtesy of Credit Card Compare) are so easy that even I could do them. And that’s saying something. Not only will you impress your dinner party guests with your […]

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Easy no-sew dress ups

Pumpkin

Are you a bit lazy when it come to crafts? Do you have a slight needle phobia? If you’re lucky like me, both will apply! Luckily there are some fantastically easy no-sew costume options. We’ve found some of our favourites which will provide Halloween inspiration or at least tide you over for the next few […]

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5 easy cardboard crafts

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You know that old saying, “It’s what’s on the inside that counts”? This wisdom clearly does not apply to children and cardboard boxes. We’ve all witnessed kids being far more enthralled by a toy’s packaging rather than the treasures held within. So in the spirit of making lemons into lemonade, or making cardboard boxes into… […]

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The importance of sensory play

Child playing in the sand

Sensory play. What’s that? Yet another buzz phrase designed to make parents feel even more insecure about their parenting? Fear not. While sensory play is indeed an important component of child development, it’s also ridiculously easy (and fun!) to incorporate into your child’s everyday learning. First of all, what is sensory play? Sensory play is […]

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