How technology can help educate kids

While there is a lot of stigma around screen time for children having a negative impact on their learning, it is absolutely undeniable that technology is an integral part of our society and vastly embedded into our culture. According to Youthrive Speech Pathologist, Freeda… Continue Reading >

How To Make STEM Exciting

Media kindly brought to you by Professor Plums Nerd: by definition, the oxford dictionary characterises this as someone who is ‘Unfashionable and socially inept or boringly studious.’ Undoubtedly this conception can be seen as being discourteous and disrespectful. What is… Continue Reading >

How to balance screen time with reading time

By Gemma Brown   According to a survey conducted by YouGov and Scholastic, 75% of parents with kids aged 6-17 agreed with the statement: “I wish my child would do more things that did not involve screen time.” The report… Continue Reading >

Do You Crave Silence?

Can you work with kids yelling and screaming? Are you able to get things done when kids are playing and making so much noise? I can’t and I actually hate it. Yep, I’m a mum to three kids that cannot… Continue Reading >

Outdoor physical play – why it’s important to your child’s development?

Most kids love being outdoors and playing outdoors, especially when they are little.  But why is playing outside so important for children?   Here are some key ways children will benefit from playing outdoors: Gross motor skill development: An outdoor… Continue Reading >

How Can Children Enjoy the Holidays While Keeping School in Mind

With holidays around the corner teachers everywhere are excited to breathe, relax and take a break. Reports are written, half of the year is gone and the second half is already planned out. It’s an exciting time. Holidays mean family… Continue Reading >

Minecraft is Educational

My girls were studying deserts and sustainability at school. One part of their assignment was to create a model and do a speech about how people can live in the desert. One kid created a model from clay with a… Continue Reading >

“I’m hungry Mum.” After School Snack Ideas

By Sarah Smith, Accredited Practising Dietitian www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics   I am stoked by the positive feedback I’ve been receiving about my blog. I’d say the most common reflection I get is parents appreciate the blog as a source… Continue Reading >

Bostik’s Mother’s Day Cards

Spoil the special women in your life with these unique Mother’s Day card inspirations by Bostik. With clear and simple, easy-to-follow guides, these craft projects are kid-friendly and will unleash the whole family’s creativity! For Grandma: Tea-rific card 1 piece… Continue Reading >

Get creative and hop into the Easter spirit!

With Easter fast approaching we parents may be rattling our brains for holiday activities that’ll keep the kids entertained without being glued to technology. Craft activities are perfect for keeping kids amused and allows for kids to unleash their creativity… Continue Reading >