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Nature cures for kids

What's so important about nature?

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Planning for play

No playground upgrade is simple. Bulimba Child Care Centre in Brisbane used a team approach to win through to an outstanding contemporary outdoor play space.


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Raising a creative child

The arts (music, drama, art) and children’s play are powerful avenues for children to express creativity and imagination. Everyone is creative. Being creative doesn’t just mean producing a beautiful painting or piece of music...

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Risky business

Life is full of risks - as adults we know it, but as parents we often try to avoid our children facing potential danger. It’s a natural reaction, but it isn’t always what’s best for our kids. So how do we determine what aspects of childhood we should relax about, and when we should let our protective instincts take hold?

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School holiday craft fun

It's the latest craze - friendship name bracelets. They're easy to make and are a great gift - full instructions brought to you by Riot Art and Craft Stores.

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The fun starts here!

How many times have we heard it before? A loving, well meaning parent buys the latest whiz bang toy for their young child’s birthday – designed to improve gross motor skills, develop their cognitive ability and.....

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The state of play

Australian children do not play in outdoor play spaces as much as they used to in generations past. Not only that, but many who work with children are concerned that the quality of interaction children have with the outdoors is also decreasing.

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What to expect from long day care

Long day care is not just 'babysitting'.

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Wood toys are good toys

Toys made from timber bring texture and warmth to play.

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