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We Reviewed // Educational Apps

While we are discouraging our kids from too much screentime, there are definitely ways they can utilise their screens for the greater good via educational apps. Here’s a list of reading apps that you might like to encourage your kids to try because, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. The Word Zoo – Learn to Read The Word Zoo is an app that helps kids learn to read through the art of science and fun. While dev ...

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Movies to See this Summer

School holidays are here, and there’s no better time-filler for drained parents (and overly excitable kids) than a trip to the movies! Luckily, there are plenty of great kids’ movies that are set to hit the big screens, and some that are already playing, these school holidays, so run - don’t walk - to your nearest cinema. Elliot The Littlest Reindeer IN CINEMAS NOVEMBER 9 When Blitzen suddenly announces his ...

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New Year, New You

Here’s our pick of the summer reading highlights to help you create a better life in 2019. 1. Bare Minimum Parenting by J. Breakwell (Synopsis: Overachieving parents want you to believe the harder you work, the better your children will turn out. That lie ends now), $19.99. 2. 101 Things To Do When You Can't Get to Sleep by D. Sandman (Synopsis: Tips for ideal sleeping conditions, advice for clearing your h ...

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Summer Reviews // Movies

SpiderMan: Into the Spider-Verse IN CINEMAS DECEMBER 13 Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider ...

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Insta-Awesome // Fitness Inspo

Hello 2019 - you shiny, wonderful, new thing, you. If you’re looking for some fitness inspiration to help you kick your New Year fitness goals, look no further than these three local Instagram accounts… @tammyhembrow With 8.9+ million followers and friends in high places (we’re talking Kardashian-level), this is one fit Gold Coaster and mother of two children whose Instagram feed will inspire you to do a fe ...

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Pack Your Pet Pals

Stayz has recently released research on Aussies and our habits around holidaying with pets. Did you know, 71 per cent of us pet owners will take our beloved pet/s on holidays with us – and we’re not just bringing dogs and cats with us - fish, ferrets, guinea pigs, rats, snails, birds and reptiles come on holidays with us too! Further responses from the research revealed: * More than one in three Aussies wil ...

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Summer Reviews // Podcasts

Mindfully is an awesome little mindfulness podcast by the ABC, made in conjunction with the not-for-profit Smiling Mind organisation and Brett Kirk (ex-Sydney Swan captain and now coach AND father of five!). Targeting busy families and parents (particularly mums), the Mindfully crew has just released a new series, Mindfulness at Home, which is literally about how frazzled parents can practice mindfulness te ...

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High Five to the Boys

Earlier this year, a book celebrating the achievements of fifty brilliant Australian women broke new ground, delighting people of all ages and genders – you can read what we thought of it right here. While it’s no secret that men have typically enjoyed better representation in the media and in literature than their female counterparts, there was a call for a similar book – instead, featuring fifty ace Austr ...

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Spring Reviews // Movies

Smallfoot (CTC) In cinemas September 20 An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast, Smallfoot turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist - a human. News of this ‘smallfoot’ throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in an all-new sto ...

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Spring Reviews // App

Heading out on the open road these school holidays? Whether you’re travelling for an hour or a few days away from home, this handy app comes complete with tonnes of road trip games to keep your family entertained. Classic games like Hangman, Tic-Tac-Toe and Dots & Boxes get a whole new life and road trip favourites such as The License Plate Game and (every parent’s favourite) The Quiet Game now have fun ...

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