The weather is hot, hot, hot and our children’s sensitive skin can be easily damaged by the harsh Australian sun and heat. Here are some ways that you can protect their skin while still allowing them to enjoy themselves outside.
Spring is almost upon us and that means warmer weather and great conditions for gardening. Gardening 4 kids have shared some fun and practical ideas to get the kids outdoors and active in the garden this spring.
If you are looking for a family day out, then we have found 10 places to go with kids in the Blue Mountains. Some awesome family friendly activities that are …
Dinner time always seems to coincide with the time of day that our children always need us the most. Instead of juggling whinging tired kids and a stove full of pans, try these tips to give you more time in the evenings (and less stress too!)
Looking for the best play spaces in Sydney for your next play date? Read on to find our top recommendations. Sydney is a hustling and bustling city known for its …
We all know that Build A Bear is an awesome destination to take the kids for an unforgettable day out, but we found some of the coolest ideas to take …
The Kmart kid’s cubby house for only $199 is the bargain of the century and parents all over the country are getting creative with how they can tizzy them up …
Do you find that it is difficult to find someone you trust to look after your children? Do you feel guilty asking friends or relatives to baby-sit? Do you feel you often need to pay for a baby-sitter? A baby-sitting club is the ideal way to solve some of these issues.
Play comes naturally to most children. They love to explore, poke at things and move them about in ways that they’re probably not designed to be moved. In doing all of these things that we often look at as ‘messy’ or ‘destructive’, our children are exploring and learning. They are learning in the most valuable way – through play!
Kids love the water, and there are so many ways to incorporate it into playtime. With summer on the way, Jan Jones shares a number of water activities that we can use with our 0-6 year olds that are fun and will keep them entertained for hours.
Babies inhabit the floor – and it is a very different world to what we are used to. Jan Jones, our early childhood expert, challenges us to get down and see things from our baby’s perspective and provides a range of activities to allow us to play at their level.
Block play can do more than simply entertain your toddler. Our early childhood expert, Jan Jones, explains how it can help with their development, and the best ways to implement it.
Children grow naturally – therefore, given the right environment most will grow into happy well-adjusted human beings. Jan Jones explains how the carer’s rule is to enhance the setting and respond to their interests, answer their questions and cater for their energy, and encouraging them to take advantage of the moment.
Jan Jones lists the stages of development from 12 months to five years. She covers developmental milestones for skills such as fine, gross and social, as well as speech and language, and suggests ways to encourage development at home.
Q&A: Hi I was just wanting to know if anyone has any cheap fun, educational, fast ideas I can do with my 15mth old. As I’ve got an 8 week old also n I don’t get a lot of time spare but I don’t want her left out either.
Get your children involved in cleaning the house! At the beginning they may not be helpful, however they are distracted while you clean and it wont be long before they are more help