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ArtVenture | Kids Art Classes Online

[ April 14, 2017 to April 30, 2017. April 14, 2017 to April 30, 2017. ]
ArtVenture Kids Art Classes Online
Simply set them up and watch them create artworks all by themselves
Artventure – Kids Art Classes Online. 33% off!
As a parent, you want to encourage your kids to develop their skills, but you don’t always have the time to help!
Artventure has you covered when it comes to teaching them to draw […]

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Kinderling Kids Radio | Radio that’s made especially for families

Kinderling Kids Radio
From the Wiggles to The White Stripes, Vegetable Plot to Village People, Danny Kaye to Daft Punk and Justine Clarke to Johnny Cash, Kinderling Kids Radio is redefining music for kids and creating shared family moments for the music lover in the child, and the child in the music lover.
Kinderling Kids Radio offers […]

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Messy Play Salt Dough Recipe

How to make Salt Dough | Salt Dough Recipe

How to make Salt Dough
Looking for some rainy day fun? Salt dough is easy to make. It’s also great for making Christmas ornaments. You could paint your salt dough decorations with white acrylic paint and decorate with red or green ribbons and some glitter. This salt dough recipe is super easy and with only three ingredients […]

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Rainbow Spaghetti Pasta

How to make Rainbow Spaghetti Pasta | Messy Play Recipe

Messy Play ideas: How to make Rainbow Spaghetti Pasta
Looking for an indoor activity that is super easy? Why not make some Rainbow Spaghetti Pasta? It’s inexpensive and good sensory fun.
What you’ll need to make Rainbow Spaghetti Pasta

dry spaghetti
a snap lock bag or a container to mix it in
food colouring
cooking oil (optional)

How to make Rainbow Spaghetti Pasta
Cook a packet (or […]

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How to Make Playdough | Uncooked Playdough Recipe | Messy Play

How to Make Playdough – Uncooked Playdough Recipe
This is an uncooked playdough recipe which is super easy to make.  My playdough recipe testers really enjoyed kneading the warm playdough mixture and said it was good playdough because it was soft and smooth and squishy. They also loved seeing the drops of food colouring gradually mix into […]

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The 13 Storey Treehouse | Andy Griffiths| Book Review

The 13 Storey Treehouse Book Review
If you’ve been wondering what all the fuss is over the 13-Storey Treehouse series, written by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, here’s the reason why – they are lots of FUN to read!
The first in the series introduces us to Andy and Terry – sound familiar? The author and illustrator […]

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Where is the Green Sheep?

Where is the Green Sheep? | Mem Fox | Review

Where is the Green Sheep? Mem Fox and Judy Horacek
Mem Fox has written many well-loved children’s books including my personal favourite Where Is The Green Sheep?
Where is the Green Sheep? has wonderful bright illustrations of happy sheep doing all sorts of interesting things like playing on seesaws, flying kites and riding on a train. Who […]

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National Simultaneous Storytime | 25 May 2016

[ May 25, 2016; 11:00 am; ]
Come and be part of the fun at National Simultaneous Storytime
Join thousands of children Australia-wide for this year’s National Simultaneous Storytime.
Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places Australia wide.

The 2016 National Simultaneous […]

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Sleepless Nights | A poem by Kyles Covark of Pickles & Pords

We came across this beautiful poem in our Facebook feed and had to share it. Obviously it resonated with everyone else too as it quickly received thousands of likes, shares and comments. We were delighted to discover that it is an Adelaide mum who penned these heart warming words. Kylie Covark, who has her own […]

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The Reading Hour | 18 August 2015

[ August 18, 2015; ]

Sharing a book with your child for 10 minutes a day, an hour a week is the message behind The Reading Hour.
It’s not always possible for parents to share a book at bedtime with their children, but if you can manage 10 minutes most nights, your child will have the best chance of becoming a […]

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Library and Information Week | 25-31 May 2015

[ May 25, 2015 6:00 pm to May 31, 2015 6:00 pm. ]
Library and Information Week 2015
If you haven’t taken advantage of the fabulous services at your local library yet, or want to find out more about what they offer the community, make a note to visit during Library and Information Week taking place from the 25th to 31st of May 2015.  The 2015 LIW theme is […]

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National Simultaneous Storytime | 27 May 2015

[ May 27, 2015; 11:00 am; ]
Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places Australia wide. The 2015 National Simultaneous Storytime book is The Brothers Quibble written by Aaron Blabey.

Spalding Quibble ruled the roost.

He shared it with no other.

But then […]

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The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak | Book Review

A book with no pictures for little children? Sounds boring? Well take a look at this video – author B.J. Novak proves that words can be mischievously powerful and just as delightful.
This book has one important rule:
“Everything the words say, the person reading the book has to say, no matter what”.
It’s absolutely brilliant. So simple, […]

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Father’s Day Books | The Little Big Book Club

Father’s Day is a wonderful opportunity for Dads’ to spend quality time with their little ones.  When it comes to some quiet time children love looking at books, be it hearing the words read out loud and or simply enjoying the illustrations.  There are dozens of books about Dads – funny Dads, silly Dads, loving […]

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How to Make a Loom Band iPod Cover

If your Loom Band fanatics at home have graduated from making a thousand bracelets and are keen to make something a bit more complicated and useful, they may like to try one of these iPod covers. Miss 9 was very pleased with the way hers turned out and now my iPod is looking decidedly bright […]

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DIY Portable LEGO Kit with Free Printable Activity Cards | Travel Idea

DIY Portable LEGO Kit with Free Printable Activity Cards
Whenever we go out for a meal, or anywhere which may involve some waiting, I’ve always tried to have a few tricks in my bag for the kids – snacks and something to play with.
This clever idea by Asia Citro of Fun at Home with Kids blog, […]

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Library and Information Week | 19-25 May 2014

If you haven’t taken advantage of the fabulous services at your local library yet, or want to find out more about what they offer the community, make a note to visit during Library and Information Week taking place from the 19th to 25th of May 2014.  The 2014 LIW theme is Join the Dots and […]

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National Simultaneous Storytime | 21 May 2014

[ May 21, 2014; 11:00 am; ]
Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places Australia wide.  The 2014 National Simultaneous Storytime book is Too Many Elephants in This House, written by Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrated by Andrew Joyner.

In Eric’s […]

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Migrating Stories | Story Telling for Pre-schoolers | Wednesday Mornings

The Migration Museum is full of stories from all around the world and their staff would love to share some of their favourites with you.

Come along and join in for a free story-telling session especially for preschoolers and their carers each Wednesday morning in the Museum.  It’s a half-hour session where the staff will tell a […]

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Dads Read Program | Aldinga & Woodcroft | April – June 2014

[ April 6, 2014; 1:00 pm; May 3, 2014; 10:00 am; May 18, 2014; 1:00 pm; May 31, 2014; 10:00 am; June 22, 2014; 1:00 pm; ]
Calling all dads, grandads and kids! The City of Onkaparinga are supporting the Dads Read program with monthly sessions scheduled at the Aldinga and Woodcroft libraries.  Dads Read encourages fathers to invest in their child’s future by choosing to read to them each day.
Each session has a different theme such as sports, nature play, recycling […]

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Dads Read Launch | Aldinga | 15 March 2014

[ March 15, 2014; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ]
Calling all dads, grandads and kids! Aldinga Library invite you to the launch of their Dads Read program. Dads Read encourages fathers to invest in their child’s future by choosing to read to them each day.
Visit Aldinga Library for the book launch ‘Little Chef Big Curse’ by local author Tilney Cotton, plus meet author Phil […]

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Mr Men & Little Miss Book Collection | February 2014

Bring laughter to story time with The Advertiser and Sunday Mail’s Mr. Men™ Little Miss™ book collection. Your family can revisit the classics with the 14 part collection which includes favourites such as Mr. Happy, Little Miss Sunshine, Mr. Bump and Little Miss Chatterbox.
Starting with the Sunday Mail on February 9th, simply take the token into […]

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Books for Starting School

With my youngest starting school next week we have been reading some books about school. Here are a couple which are favourites of ours.
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn (illustrated by Ruth E. Harper & Nancy M. Leak)
It’s not hard to see why this book is a New York Times #1 Bestseller. It’s beautifully written […]

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Dads Can Make a Difference | Dads Read | Libraries of SA

Dads Read is an early childhood literacy initiative, developed by the State Library of Queensland in 2010 and launched statewide in 2012 as part of the National Year of Reading, to promote family literacy.  The program continues to expand and Public Library Services is pleased to partner with Channel 7 Adelaide and State Library of Queensland […]

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The Reading Hour | 24 August 2013

[ August 24, 2013; 5:00 pm; ]
Sharing a book with your child for 10 minutes a day, an hour a week is the aim for The Reading Hour on the 24 August 2013.  It’s not always possible for parents to share a book at bedtime with their children, but if you can manage 10 minutes most nights, your child will have the […]

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