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Love your brain: empowering kids to understand their emotions

Love your brain: empowering kids to understand their emotions

Love Your Brain is the first children’s picture book from child behaviour expert Chrissie Davies, focusing on the importance of looking after and understanding our unique brains, and empowering parents to talk to their children about emotions and behaviours and taking care of our brains.

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Review: Grug Live on stage

Review: Grug Live on stage

Based on the much-loved picture book character created by Ted Prior, much-loved Aussie icon, Grug, is brought to life in a magical stage production from Windmill that is perfect for our youngest theatre lovers. We went to the premiere and this is what we thought!

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Have you been to Carrick Hill lately?

Have you been to Carrick Hill lately?

Carrick Hill is the stuff story book imaginings and fairytale dreams are made of, and the perfect place to discover with the kiddos! We visited recently and give you the run down on what to expect when you go!

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REVIEW: Patch Theatre’s Me & My Shadow

REVIEW: Patch Theatre’s Me & My Shadow

Me & My Shadow takes children and families along for the adventure as a young girl tries to befriend her shadow and, along the way, plays games, solves problems, and enters into the highs and lows of an imaginary friendship that is both fantastical and intangibly honest at the same time.

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The Speed Cubers: more than just a documentary about solving a Rubik’s Cube

The Speed Cubers: more than just a documentary about solving a Rubik’s Cube

Netflix has just premiered the quirky documentary, The Speed Cubers, one of those hidden gems the popular streaming service offers from time to time. If you think The Speed Cubers is just a documentary about a bunch of brainiacs competing in a colourful, hands-on, pseudo Mathletics championship and filming it for YouTube, you’ll be surprised by what you actually get, which is more of story about friendship, rivalry and finding one’s place.

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Woodhouse Activity Centre Review: Day, Play or Stay!

Woodhouse Activity Centre Review: Day, Play or Stay!

Have you heard of Woodhouse Activity Centre? Chances are, if you haven’t, you and your kids are missing one heck of an outdoor adventure! We stayed for a weekend and got stuck into all the activities Woodhouse has to offer, and we’ve got everything you need to know!

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Are you watching The Babysitters Club reboot on Netflix with your kids?

Are you watching The Babysitters Club reboot on Netflix with your kids?

The Netflix adaptation we have all been waiting for (or is that just me…?) is here. That’s right; The Babysitters Club, a book series made absolute cult classic by Ann M Martin, absolutely beloved by girls the world over, has had a reboot and is available to stream on Netflix, and let’s just say, we’re excited.

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BOOK REVIEW: THE GOOD TURN BY DERVIA MCTIERNAN

BOOK REVIEW: THE GOOD TURN BY DERVIA MCTIERNAN

Title: The Good Turn By: Dervla McTiernan Publisher: Harper Collins Review by Kate Younie @Big_little_words Galway Garda Peter Fisher is called to the scene of a reported kidnapping. An amateur video has captured the violent abduction of a young girl. Under the...

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BOOK REVIEW: JUST AN ORDINARY FAMILY BY FIONA LOWE

BOOK REVIEW: JUST AN ORDINARY FAMILY BY FIONA LOWE

Title: Just An Ordinary Family Author: Fiona Lowe Publisher: Harper Collins Book Review by Kate Younie @Big_little_words Alice is jobless and broken hearted in Melbourne. She decides to return to her seaside hometown of Kurnai Bay, where her family still reside. Her...

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BOOK REVIEW: RIPTIDES BY KIRSTEN ALEXANDER

BOOK REVIEW: RIPTIDES BY KIRSTEN ALEXANDER

Riptides by Kirsten Alexander Penguin Random House Australia Cost: $32.99 Words: 227 Review by Kate Younie @Big_little_words In the Queensland summer of 1974 Abby Campbell and her brother Charlie reluctantly drive to their father’s farm. Rain is belting down and they...

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A Word from Dad

A Word from Dad

Jake Dean is a writer, surfer and bibliophile who’s counting down the days to take his six-month-old boy, Koa, for his first wave. Follow him on Twitter @JakeJDean. A Word from… Dad By Jake Dean If you’d told me a year ago I’d be a parenting columnist, I would have...

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Do your KIDDO’S have 20/20 visions?

Do your KIDDO’S have 20/20 visions?

I Spy with My Little Eye; is a game that has been used by parents for generations and while it can help wile away the hours on a long car trip or entertain a testy toddler in a doctor’s surgery, it is also a great reminder to us as parents to think about our...

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