Play – it’s not just for littlies! When we think of play, we tend to think of younger children: usually eight or under, playing games of hide and seek and tag, having fun with dolls and cars, going on imaginary adventures, pretending to be pirates or unicorns. It’s true that younger children love these kinds of games. However, play is important for older children, too! In fact, play is important for children – and adults – of all ages. Play is widely recognised as being vital to children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Schools understand this need, especially in … Read More
Plus FREE printable clues to make it stress-free for you! There’s no escaping it. Easter weekend, your kids are going to eat chocolate. LOTS of chocolate! You may be the healthiest family on the planet, but it doesn’t matter. Your kids will still get so much chocolate from well-meaning friends and relatives, you will probably have to help them eat it. It’s a tough job, this parenting gig, right? So, since a three-day chocolate party is pretty much unavoidable at this time of year, why not get your kids outside and moving with an Easter egg hunt? I know … 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
This post was written by Rebel from Rebel Without A Pause. It has been republished here with her permission. The smells of summer plunge me right back into childhood. Hot asphalt, jasmine, cut grass, chlorine … BAM! There I am playing handball on the road, and cricket in the neighbour’s yard. We were barely inside. To be fair, mum didn’t really want us inside – she was a night-shifter, our noise was much better for her when it was bothering the neighbours instead of her sleep. Still, those aromas stir up the feelings of joy, freedom and summer happiness that come from … Read More
We always look forward to Spring and Summer seasons and being outside in the beautiful warm Australian weather. It is the ultimate outside play time of the year! Getting outside and playing is important for the kids all year round, but there are steps parents need to take to ensure a safe and happy experience for their children during outside play in summer. 1. Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen. We all know this by now, but still so many Australians young and old still get sunburnt every summer. We know it’s easier to wrestle an adult crocodile than it is to put sunscreen … Read More
“MUM! Let’s play chasey.”“MUM! Jump on the trampoline with me!”“MUM! If you don’t play hide and seek, you can never have coffee again.”“MUM! I’ll pretend I’m a cat, and you pretend you’re mum.”Sometimes, I just don’t want to play. Scratch that, about 98% of the time, I don’t want to
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