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Apple iOS 12 Update is Great for Parents

Do you have an iPhone, iPod Touch or an iPad in your house that your children can use? If yes, then you’re an Apple Parent and the latest iOS software, iOS12 is just great for you, because the screen time & family sharing is a fantastic addition in this update. Screen Time will give you the type of control over your apple iOS device that only used to be available only through a paid service, like OurPac ...

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Upcycle Dream Web

What do you do with all of your plastic lids??  Instead of throwing them in the rubbish  how about starting a collection of plastic bits and bobs usually destined for landfill or recycling, that can be creatively upcycled into some unique art projects. In this fun budget-friendly project we will transform a piece of cardboard box, some old plastic lids, and a couple of collected feathers into a creative Dre ...

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Sonic Story

One Brisbane music teacher is proving the power of sound, the therapy in music and the fun in drums. There’s immense power in music. Have you ever found yourself belting out big lyrics in the privacy of your car while driving? Dancing to music while doing some mundane housework? Tapping along to a song playing in the background at a shop? And in experiences like these, have you noticed how the music has cha ...

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Top 6 Teacher Gifts

While we’re in the mood to celebrate, another group of people who need serious recognition at this time of the year are our kids’ teachers. Monday to Friday, 9am-3pm (and beyond!), 10-odd weeks per term, four terms per year. Teachers might be paid to educate our next generations but they should also be showered with thanks for the lasting impression they make in every child’s life. Be a Fun Mum blogger Kell ...

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Should I Send my Child to School or Give Them Another Year?

I have never come across a family who regretted giving their child another year.  That’s the first point, and a pretty important one at that.  My second is; do you want your child to ‘just cope’ or do you want them to thrive? Children need to develop socially, emotionally and even physically before they are ready to sit in a classroom with 20 plus other children and concentrate all day every day, with struc ...

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Four Kid-Friendly Summer Recipes

Summer offers a great opportunity to break away from old unhealthy routines into this seasons bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Here's 4 fresh and easy recipes to try out at home, in the lead up to the warmer months. They make for deliciously healthy dishes the little ones can help you create... Rainbow Wraps Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 10 mins Makes: 12 wraps Things you need: Beetroot - 225g can sli ...

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Crafty Halloween Bats

Forget about cute pumpkins and ghosts this Halloween! How about making with your little artists a few crafty spooky bats. In this fun, budget-friendly project we will transform some painted card into a very cool bat design, using limited resources and loads of creativity! Suitable for kids from 4 yrs and up – a great project for little kids to practice their cutting and gluing skills,  and improve their fin ...

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Having a Moment // Roblox

You’ve probably heard your kids talking about it – you may have even played it yourself. We’re talking Roblox, the online game that has got kids, particularly primary school-aged kids, totally hooked. To give us the low-down on all of the things that parents of Roblox-loving children should be aware of, we’ve brought in Jane Webster, experienced social media specialist and founder of Code9 Parent – an organ ...

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Building the Foundations for a Successful Reader // Rhyming

When we think of reading, we think of someone holding a book or a newspaper or these days an iPad or even a phone, but the foundations for reading, the crucial skills that are required for readers to be successful don't actually contain any actual ‘print’ (visual words or letters). Early/foundation skills for reading actually start with ‘hearing’ or a term you may have heard a before, phonological awareness ...

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Creative Cactus Collage

Art is a fantastic way for kids of all ages, and adults too, to relax, unwind, and get reflective!! There is a real satisfaction in simple acts such as drawing, cutting, and glueing, as in this fun no-mess project. Suitable for kids from 4 yrs and up – a great project for little kids to practice their scissor skills, and improve fine-motor skills. This can be as simple, or as decorative and detailed as you ...

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