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Playing with light and shadows

August 2, 2022
Playing with shadows is something your child might enjoy the next time you are looking for a great learning activity.

Backyard obstacle challenge

July 18, 2022
We all know how much our children need exercise! Not only does it develop their muscle strength, coordination and control, but if they don’t get the chance to be regularly active, they can start to get a little stir crazy.

Scissor Skills

June 22, 2022
Children develop their fine motor skills over time. These skills are needed for pencil grip and control, which is important for learning to write.

10 things to do in nature

June 6, 2022
Whether it’s a farm, a park, the beach or your backyard, there are plenty of things to do when you go on an adventure in the great outdoors.

Thanking Country

May 24, 2022
Do you and your kids think about the traditional custodians of the land you are standing on?

Storytime with Babies

May 17, 2022
Reading is an essential skill, and a love of reading will stay with your child for life!

Go arty

May 9, 2022
Is your child ready to go arty? You can encourage your child to experiment with art materials – even if you’re not an artist yourself.

Making Music

April 29, 2022
Music is an inspiring and creative part of life. There is nothing better than seeing a child develop a passion for music.

5 ways of finding calm

April 22, 2022
Relaxing helps our bodies unwind, slows our breathing and our heart rate. It helps our immune systems and concentration. But how do we do it?