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Should Your Child Learn a Language?

Learning a new language can be challenging, but very rewarding for your kids. There are some great benefits from learning a new language. In fact, learning a new language can help kids master English. Kids are usually able to learn new languages quite easily. This is because young minds are like a sponge and absorb everything a lot easier. If kids learn a new language before their teenage years they are mor ...

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Recipe // Breakfast Tart

This quick and easy to prepare tart is super nourishing so good enough for breakfast but pretty enough for dessert (or just dessert for breakfast)! It’s perfect for Mother’s Day. Ingredients Base 1 tablespoon chia seeds 120 g mixed nuts or seeds, (or both) 65 g (⅔ cup) rolled oats or rolled quinoa flakes 60 ml (¼ cup) virgin coconut oil (melted if solid) or macadamia nut oil 50-85 g (3 tbs to ¼ cup approx.) ...

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Colour Me Happy // May 2018

haven contributor and artist extraordinaire Mrs Red has put together a colouring-in sheet especially for haven readers, with this month's Australia's Biggest Morning Tea (May 24) in mind! Click here to download your free copy. ...

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Walk Safely to School

The Pedestrian Council of Australia is calling on kids to put their feet first in the journey towards a healthier future by participating in national Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) on Friday, May 18. Now in its 19th year, WSTSD reminds us that regular walking has a favourable impact on our kids’ cognitive and academic performance. In fact, physical exercise enhances kids’ information processing, memory, ...

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Recipe // Coconut Pikelets With Lemon Curd And Raspberries

  This is a delicious recipe that’s simple enough for the kids to make mum for breakfast or morning tea this Mother’s Day. Check out the variations below the main recipe to suit gluten, grain and dairy-free. Ingredients Pikelets 70g (1 cup) desiccated coconut 70g (½ cup) buckwheat or wholemeal spelt flour 3 tablespoons arrowroot or tapioca flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 3 free-range or organic eggs 120 ...

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Art With Mrs Red // April 2018

haven contributor and artist extraordinaire Mrs Red has put together a colouring-in sheet and an April calendar page for haven readers! Click here to download your colouring-in sheet. Tweet tweet. For your April calendar, simply download, print and then complete the picture. Maybe you could add in some branches and more birds, and then colour it all in! Don’t forget to note down important dates in the calen ...

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Recipe // Choc-Nut Iceblock

These delicious choc-nut iceblocks are a fast, easy snack on a stick that the kids can grab and eat on their way to training. The cacao, spinach, nuts and avocado are all great sources of minerals like potassium and magnesium which are really beneficial to muscle function. The coconut water is great for hydrating too. This is one high energy, yet sustaining snack or treat. Ingredients ½ large or one small a ...

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Bush Kindy Explorers

When Jenny Sheward-Spence, CEO of Early Ed Resources, witnessed the results of the Forest School on children overseas, she was determined to apply the same nature-based approach to learning back home. Now, her Bush Kindy Explorers program is opening little minds to the wonders of the bush. In a world of iPads and recommended ‘daily screen-time’ quotas, the concept of outdoor play feels a bit foreign. Which ...

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Recipe // Easter Jelly Belly Sheep Cupcakes

Let's get baking this Easter! Here's one eggcellent recipe to try... Jelly Belly Sheep Cupcakes. Ingredients 1 box (460g) French vanilla cake mix 3 large eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1/3 cup vegetable oil 6 creme filled oval cookies 1 cup dark cocoa candy melts 1 can + 1 cup pre-made vanilla frosting Neon pink, blue, green, red and yellow food coloring 4 cups Jelly Belly Spring Mix beans, or 3/4 cup each Cotton Ca ...

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Recipe // Hokey Bowl

This nutritionally balanced meal in a bowl is a great way to use up leftover rice or quinoa. This is portioned for two people but feel free to increase the amounts for more people. Serves 2 Ingredients 250g salmon or ocean trout, skinless fillet 1½ cups cooked brown rice or quinoa ¼ cup kim chi 1 carrot, peeled & julienned 1 red capsicum, julienned 1 avocado, sliced ¼ cup cashew nuts, toasted ¼ cup cori ...

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