When Monsters Attack

“Muuuummm”.  That loud pitched scream usually heard exactly 90 seconds after you have sat down for the night to enjoy some ‘me-time’.  You have just settled yourself on the couch with a cuppa and that book you have been meaning… Continue Reading >

How to be a New-Old fashioned parent?

All parents have different opinions on how to raise children, and there isn’t a magical formula that works for every child. With the influx of contemporary parenting terms and techniques like Helicopter parenting, Tiger parenting, Lawnmower parenting it’s no wonder… Continue Reading >

Finding me time…

It’s hard to listen to sometimes, isn’t it? All these parents moaning and groaning all day long about the unrelenting reality of parenting young children? How they never get any time to themselves? Never have any time to shower or… Continue Reading >

ABC Launches ABC Kids Listen

Today, in a world surrounded by digital media, parents are keen to find fresh ways to divert their children’s attention away from screens. I’m sure it’s not alarming to know a recent study by the Australian Institute of Family Studies found… Continue Reading >

5 Engaging Learning Experiences for Home

Play has evolved very quickly, in a short space of time. It is a huge focus on Early Learning and one of which has been proven time and time again, to be extremely beneficial in children’s learning. Parents are extremely… Continue Reading >

Imagination Matters

In my last post, I gave some tips on how to encourage our children in free-play. Tips for them but also tips for us. I posted it thinking, “Wow, I hope parents don’t think I’m Captain Obvious or Offensive, telling… Continue Reading >

Let your kids be bored these holidays.

School Holidays – for many it can mark a period of relief for parents, a break from the constant daily grind of getting children up and ready for school, packed lunches, early morning arguments about brushing teeth and putting socks… Continue Reading >

DIY Backyard Fun! 15 Fun Ideas to Entertain your Kids!

  It won’t be long until school’s out for the year. While of course this means hours of warm, fuzzy family quality time together, you also don’t want boredom to creep in for the kids (need we say more). But… Continue Reading >

Intentional Learning through Play

What is play based learning?  Play by definition is an activity engaged in for enjoyment and recreation, especially by children. While learning means the acquisition of knowledge or skills through experience, study or by being taught. So what is play… Continue Reading >

Benefits in Messy Play

Messy play fosters a child’s imagination, curiosity, experimentation and encourages good concentration. It allows young children to make their own discoveries using all their senses and is an essential part of childhood. Parents may be unaware by sending little Johnny off… Continue Reading >