When you think back to your childhood, what stands out? Some of my best kid-life memories are of playing outdoors. Climbing the big tree in our front yard and keeping watch over the street. Riding my bike and teaching my younger brother to ride his. Finding lizards, snails and caterpillars in the garden, and making them a new habitat in an empty ice-cream box (although I’m sure they were pretty happy in their existing habitat!). And spending hour after blissful hour jumping and somersaulting on my big trampoline. Yes, I sustained injuries during my outdoor adventures – plenty! And sure, … Read More
This post was written by Rebel from Rebel Without A Pause. It has been republished here with her permission. I’m not sure if it is normal to be this excited about a delivery BUT the cubby house we ordered for the kids for Christmas is on it’s way, and I am beside myself. I know, I know, it’s ‘meant’ to be for the kids, but before they get to it this here mamma gets to play – colour swatches ahoy! Sorry neighbours, this thing is gonna be bright. Think ‘Unicorn vomits a packet of Skittles onto a rainbow’ and you’ll be getting close to the … Read More
With so much of our communication being online, via email, text or phone these days children miss out on the fun and excitement of receiving a letter in the mail. We love adding a letter box to a cubby house because it presents an excellent opportunity for not only an enjoyable and special experience for the kids, but it’s so educational as well. A customer shared with us a great little story about how after their cubby was installed their child told their neighbour about it. After viewing the cubby and noticing the letter box, the elderly neighbour decided to … Read More
Excess TV time is linked to less sleep in children. It is also linked to many physical and mental health issues and is a known risk factor for childhood obesity. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, a quarter of all Australian children are overweight or obese. It’s so important that we do what we can to help stop this trend. There are so many known benefits having a healthier lifestyles with better nutrition, more physical activity and enough sleep for all of us. Encouraging active outdoor play for children is fantastic for better sleep (it works for me!). Not only does … Read More
Winter is here, and that means one thing: a three-month snot fest.I’m sorry to be gross, but it’s true. Every school drop-off and pick-up is fraught with danger. Tiny noses ooze everywhere. Hundreds of tiny hands that have wiped said tiny oozing noses come perilously close to touching me and
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