Issue 13 | 18 Sep 2013            Follow us on:

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It’s nearly school holidays, stay sane with a mix of outings and stay at home activities that won’t break your budget!

  • Most libraries across Australia are running school holiday activity workshops for free or $2 – go to your council website for more details.
  • Most States and Territories have free museums and art galleries which will all have specific kid-friendly activities on.
  • Go swim at your local pool, play at the beach, go to a different park you don’t normally go to and have a picnic.
  • Have a playdate.

The at-home activities:

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Happy parenting!

Beth :-)

Beth and Isabelle

News this month

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Genetics: Why parenting can never have a rule book
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Junk food in pregnancy and early years leads to behavioural problems in kids
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Boys suffer from their father’s long working hours
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How parents see themselves affects their child’s brain and stress level
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Free worksheets and printables
Big or small
This fun maths activity for kids helps develop mathematical skills like counting and measurement »
Pin the tail on the donkey
This game has always been a birthday party favourite! It is a great way to teach kids »
Car safety traffic light game
Road safety games for kids are a great way to teach them how to behave on real world roads »

Paper plate dinosaurs
Help your child to craft a dinosaur from a paper plate. »
Spider puppet
Spider puppet is a great craft project that will entertain kids of all ages »
Dress up game
This dress up game is an educational craft activity for pre-school to 8 years. »

Kids in the kitchen
2 ingredient pancakes
Banana pancakes made easy! No word of a lie, this pancake recipe has only two ingredients »
Easy macaroons
A quick, easy recipe for macaroons which are dairy and gluten free and contain... »
Healthy chocolate truffles
With cocoa and dates for natural sweetness they’re rich and delicious, but low in... »

Parenting Thoughts

Children Learn What They Live
by Dorothy Law Nolte

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.

If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

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