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    Merry Christmas from our family to yours

    It’s that time of the year – when we all get to slow down, take a break, and spend time with those that matter and that we care about. We put away the pens and the computers, the tools and…

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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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    Children’s Week

    It’s Children’s Week from 19 October to 26 October 2019 in Victoria. A Government initiative, Children’s Week is a national celebration that recognises the talents, skills, achievements and rights of children. There are lots of activities happening around the country…

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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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    Make your own play dough!

    Play dough...it seems like children can never get enough of it. And it seems like parents constantly have it on their shopping list because, well, the play dough they have at home has descended into a big brown blob...or has…

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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…