“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 play! Every day, usually multiple times, my six-year-old daughter demands I play some kind of (often baffling) game with her, and all I want to do is stamp my feet and cry, “I DON’T WANT TO!” Apart from the fact this is not exactly setting a … 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
Spring has sprung!! Spring is the ultimate time of year for outside fun. Not too hot, not too cold so you need not worry about too many preparations- just get out there and have fun! Here are our favourite things to do in Spring – Backyard Scavenger Hunt- We’ve written about our love for scavenger hunts and made up some lists here. Your backyard comes alive in Spring. There are new flowers, leaves and blooms. Birds, insects and bees are everywhere. The sun is shining and there are baby birds and animals being born daily. It’s a very special time. … Read More
Now that we are well and truly back into the school year and daily grind, it’s easy for parental guilt to sink in.We’re so busy with work, life and endless to-do lists, we’re exhausted, and playing with our kids is not always our top priority. And it shouldn’t always be,
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