Sparking Your Kids’ Creativity at an Early Age

A picture showing kids' creativity seen in a drawing

Kids’ creativity is critical—this is how you can ensure that you spark it in them as early as possible. This guest article about sparking kids’ creativity is courtesy of Cloe Matheson. Cloe is a creative writer from Dunedin, New Zealand, who has penned articles for various blogs and business sites such as Plumbing Plus. When she […]

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A picture of a child sitting in the grass and thinking about National Science Week

National Science Week is on right now in Australia! Here are five easy science experiments for kids using stuff you already have at home. It’s National Science Week, and if the words “science experiments for kids” strike fear in your heart and a desire to curl up into a ball, then you’re not alone. We […]

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Southpaws for Effect

A picture of a toddler excited about Lefthanders Day

International Lefthanders Day is next Tuesday, August 13. We’ve got fun ways for your kids to get a ‘handle’ on what life is like on the opposite side. International Lefthanders Day. We promise we’re not making it up. Celebrated annually on the 13th of August, it was initially commemorated in 1976 by the Founder of […]

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Culture Club

A picture of NAIDOC week

NAIDOC Week 2019 is on from the 7th to the 14th of July, and there are plenty of ways you and your kids can get involved. For over forty years, Australia has been celebrating its indigenous heritage with NAIDOC Week. The origin of NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) goes all the way […]

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5 easy cardboard crafts

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You know that old saying, “It’s what’s on the inside that counts”? This wisdom clearly does not apply to children and cardboard boxes. We’ve all witnessed kids being far more enthralled by a toy’s packaging rather than the treasures held within. So in the spirit of making lemons into lemonade, or making cardboard boxes into… […]

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6 simple sensational slime recipes.

Slime - Basic

Goopy, squelchy slime. Not only does it feel nice (for some of us anyway), it will keep kids amused for hours. Plus, they’ll learn a bit about science – it’s a win win! Here are 6 super slimy recipes that make the perfect sensory play activity. Via Giphy. SIMPLY SLIMY This is a basic recipe […]

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The importance of sensory play

Child playing in the sand

Sensory play. What’s that? Yet another buzz phrase designed to make parents feel even more insecure about their parenting? Fear not. While sensory play is indeed an important component of child development, it’s also ridiculously easy (and fun!) to incorporate into your child’s everyday learning. First of all, what is sensory play? Sensory play is […]

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Create your own enchanted fairy garden

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There isn’t a kid on earth who doesn’t love getting swept up in the world of magic. Invite the fairies into your garden with this easy DIY project (great for grandparents!) and nurture a love of the outdoors in the process. What you’ll need: Pot or planter – decide on your location and then figure […]

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16 essentials for setting up an art & craft space

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I’ve never been very arty farty (my brother hogged all those genes) so I was always a bit hesitant to dip my toe into that pool with my toddler. However, lately she’s been coming home from daycare with great stories about finger painting, sensory play and messy outdoor activities in the art & craft space. […]

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Create an awesome kids craft area (even with limited space)

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Once the crafting bug hits, you can be at risk of it taking over your entire home! Try to contain the fun to one area of your home with these handy tips for the perfect kids craft area. You don’t need a lot of space – a corner will do! Your kids will be entertained […]

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