Strengthening Local Communities

One of the most important lessons of recent years is the value of community. When disasters strike, whether they be bushfires, floods or pandemics, often the most heartfelt and sustained support comes from the people who live around us, whether… Continue Reading >

The Top Fears Children Face When Starting Swimming Lessons, and how to Overcome Them.

Written by Kingswim Area Manager, Anne Brown   Winter may seem like the least ideal time for a dip in the pool, but even when the months turn cold, swimming lessons must be a top priority. There a summer of… Continue Reading >

Entre-parent-euring: Business lessons we can take from being parents, and how to successfully juggle both

by: Sabri Suby, founder at King Kong   Building a business and raising children simultaneously will give you a different perspective that you can’t unsee. It is said that as a parent you will get to spend approximately 18 summers… Continue Reading >

How to Unwrap Your Growth Mindset this Christmas

by Dr. Scott Zarcinas   Author and psychiatrist, M. Scott Peck, penned these opening words of his bestselling book, The Road Less Traveled, over 40 years ago: “Life is difficult.” No other words better describe how many of us are… Continue Reading >

How to Keep your Kids Safer by the Water this Summer

Expert advice from Olympic Swim Coach and Learn2Swim Week Ambassador Laurie Lawrence   As we spring towards the hottest months of the year,  – more and more Aussie families are diving into backyard pools, but along with the fun of… Continue Reading >

Australia’s Biggest Child Safety Lesson – Teaching Personal Safety in the Early Years

As anyone who has accidentally sworn in from of a 4-year-old knows, children soak up enormous amount of knowledge during early childhood. While the early childhood phase is often recognised as an important time to embed literacy and numeracy skills, it… Continue Reading >

Sporting Superheroes

By Jane Kilkenny Finding positive role models for our kids can be challenging.  Our traditional superheroes are fantasy characters that kids love to idolize.   Fantasy characters are an excellent way to encourage kids to use their imagination and have some… Continue Reading >

Kids Music Beat

Kids’ Music Beat (the home of Boppin’ Babies) is a music early learning program designed to help babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers grow into happy, confident children. Our program nurtures development, fosters a love of music and helps you to use… Continue Reading >

Be a hands on teacher

I was at the children’s playground one day with my niece and nephew, and being the big kid I am, I decided to climb a tree. You’ll never guess what happened…   There’s  no doubting the importance of free range… Continue Reading >

Why I Quit Teaching

Bernadette Clegg is a mum of three children, a former special-needs school teacher and the founder of Making Rainbows – an educational music, movement and sensory play program for pre-school aged children. Beginning with just one class in the leafy… Continue Reading >