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September School Holiday Movie Releases

The holidays are just around the corner and the kids are so excited to see the latest movie releases (and adults alike!). Here’s what you can find at your local cinema these September school holidays...   THE EMOJI MOVIE (G) In cinemas September 14 The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all ...

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September Reviews // Books

WHERE THE WILD DADS WENT Katie Blackburn Faber, $19.99 In this hilarious, touching homage to Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, a ‘tired and emotional’ dad finds himself drifting off to the place where the Wild Dads went. In a riot of head banging, air guitar and table football he finds himself at the centre of a great escape, but pretty soon he begins to miss the place he left behind. Lovingly ill ...

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August Reviews // Books

BEING 14 Madonna King Is your daughter 14? Are you struggling to know what's going on inside her head? Are you worried? This is the book that can help you understand how she's feeling, what she's thinking and what you need to do to help her navigate her tricky teens to become a fabulous woman. Local journo Madonna King has interviewed 200 14-year-old girls across the country, talked to successful school pri ...

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July Reviews // Apps

We all love seeing what our children are getting up to during their six or seven hours at school, but we can’t often rely on them to bring their history assignments or short stories home with them. Seesaw captures student learning in any form, from photos, videos and notes to sketches and links, while also provide a channel of communication between teachers and parents. Your child can simply photograph or c ...

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July Reviews // Books

BUDDHISM FOR PET LOVERS David Michie Buddhism for Pet Lovers draws together ancient Buddhist wisdom, supported by recent and intriguing scientific findings, to provide fascinating insights into animal consciousness. Written with humour and compassion, and including extraordinary true stories from around the world, it reveals how our animal companions may indeed be among our most precious partners. For in he ...

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July Reviews // Digital Classrooms

In this, havens annual education edition, we thought it would be great to uncover some of the best digital resources when it comes to learning and our kids. Here's our top 5... LEARNING THROUGH PLAY Learning Through Play is a blog by Heidi, an early years teacher who is passionate about play-based learning, sustainability, creating inviting spaces and project based learning. The activities on her blog are e ...

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School Holiday Movie Releases

The holidays are almost here and the kids are so excited to see the latest movie releases... here's what you can find at your local cinema. DESPICABLE ME 3 (CTC) In cinemas June 15 Illumination, who brought audiences Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2 & Minions, continues the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters (Margo, Edith & Agnes) and the Minions in Despicable Me 3. Joining Steve Carell ...

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June Reviews // Apps

The life of an online shopping addict (or aficionado, as we like to think of it) is a tough one. Surfing our favourite stores, scrolling through endless pages of products and emerging with a wish list as tall as we are – it can all get a bit much. If you’ve ever been in the midst of an online shopping marathon, adding webpage after webpage to a folder in your bookmarks bar titled ‘Things I Need’ (not ‘want’ ...

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June Reviews // Books

Work, Strife, Balance Mia Freedman You may know her as the co-founder and creative director of the women’s media company, Mamamia. Or maybe as the youngest ever editor of Australian Cosmopolitan way back when. Or maybe just as the namesake of that popular blog you see from time to time on your Facebook news feed. No matter how you know Mia Freedman, or how you think you know her, you’re about to know her a ...

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May Reviews // Insta-mums

The social media landscape is peppered with mums sharing their daily family delights with us voyeuristic followers. On the eve of Mother’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of Insta-mums who tickle our fancies with wit, humour, inspiring words and just the right filters. @tashsefton This mumma to boys Jay and Mac has had major success in the styling world. She and BFF Elle Ferguson are responsible for the blog-tur ...

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