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Ten kid’s bedroom ideas (that you don’t ...

Glossy magazines are full of DIY bedroom ideas, but sometimes it seems like parents need to be a carpenter or visual artist to pull these off. If you’re one of those parents that wants their child to have a funky...

Moving dinosaurs (from paper plates)

Age 2-8 years Duration of activity Up to 15 minutes Materials/equipmentPaper plate (coloured or uncoloured) If uncoloured, paints/crayons/textas. Scissors Moving clips if you want your dinosaurs limbs...

Baby walkers: Helpful or harmful?

As a parent, you’ve probably heard a lot of conflicting information about baby walkers, leaving you to wonder if they are a good addition to your nursery, or a dangerous one. We’ve done the research and have...

Chocolate cookies

This easy recipe makes fudgey low fat chocolate cookies. They’re a great family treat or dessert.Preparation time: 7 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Difficulty rating: Easy Ingredients Makes 12 servings...

Educational baby song videos

Watch our video collection of educational baby songs

Latest Parenting News

Genes not to blame for toothaches
Genes not to blame for toothaches October 18, 2017

Researchers, including those from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), for the first time have looked into the role genes and environment on play in the composition of the oral ... Read More»

Premature birth more likely if mum had a late-stage Caesarean
Premature birth more likely if mum had a late-stage Caesarean October 17, 2017

A Caesarean section delivery at full dilation may raise the risk of premature birth in a subsequent pregnancy, new research reveals. The finding by clinicians and researchers from Sydney’s Royal ... Read More»

Why investing in children’s early development will bring big rewards
Why investing in children’s early development will bring big rewards October 16, 2017

To improve the academic results of Australian schoolchildren comparative to their international fellow students, the best place to invest is in early childhood education. So argues Andreas Schleicher, Director for ... Read More»

Crafts

Coloured salt (make your own fairy dust!) jars
Coloured salt (make your own fairy dust!) jars March 14, 2017

Age 2-7 years Duration of activity This activity will keep you and your child occupied for at least an hour Materials/equipment Salt Coloured chalk – if you have chalk in ... Read More»

Coloured pasta for education and craft
Coloured pasta for education and craft September 30, 2015

Age 2 – 7 years Duration of activity Up to 20 minutes Materials/equipment Dried tube pasta (choose shape to meet your child’s ability level) Snap-lock bags Coloured food dyes of ... Read More»

Coloured rice
Coloured rice June 26, 2015

Age 0-8 years. Most of these games and activities are suitable for toddlers and preschool children. Sensory play games like pouring and scooping are great for babies and toddlers. The ... Read More»

English Songs

ABC Song
ABC Song August 22, 2014

Singing the ABC song is a fantastic way to start teaching your child the alphabet. It’s also lots of fun. As children sing their ABCs they’ll be learning the names ... Read More»

Song for teaching days of the week and months of the year
Song for teaching days of the week and months of the year August 9, 2014

To the tune of “If you’re happy and you know it” Put finger on your cheek, on your cheek (Tap your cheek with your finger) Put finger on your cheek, on ... Read More»

Baa baa black sheep (Baa baa coloured sheep)
Baa baa black sheep (Baa baa coloured sheep) August 17, 2013

A great action song for teaching your child about colours. There is a craft activity that goes with this song for an extended play session. Baa baa black sheep   ... Read More»

 
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