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    The importance of being silly

    Things can be quite overwhelming at the best of times as a parent. There’s always so much to do, and it can often feel like there aren’t nearly enough hours in the day.  We need to keep up with the…

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    Connectedness: why it matters

    connectedness ~ a feeling of belonging to or having affinity with a particular person or group. As humans, our need to feel connected is something that we’re born with. Even before we officially enter the world, a deep connection has occurred…

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    Sun smart reminders

    Sun smart reminder time! It’s starting to heat up here in Victoria, Australia. And though it’s lovely to be out in the warm sun, it’s a good time to remind us all how to protect ourselves and our children from…

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    The benefits of play-based learning

    Play-based learning is about using play as a context for learning. It's about children exploring, experimenting, and discovering with people and objects (such as toys), whilst learning at the same time. Learning through play is less about the outcome, and…