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Instagram Announces New Features to Help Stop Bullying Online | Jul 2019

Instagram’s Commitment to Lead the Fight Against Online Bullying
Instagram has announced two new @instagram features to help stop bullying online.⁣
Instagram’s mission is to connect you with the people and things you love, which only works if people feel comfortable expressing themselves on Instagram.  They know bullying is a challenge many face, particularly young people. They […]

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How to Check Your Child’s Instagram On Your Phone

How to check your child’s Instagram account easily
If you have a child with an Instagram account you will need to keep an eye on their activity. Yes you can follow their feed to see what they post and read the comments, but this doesn’t show you everything. The best way to see what’s going on […]

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Shebah – All Female Rideshare Service | Adelaide

Shebah – All-female rideshare service for women and children
Shebah is Australia’s first and only active all-female rideshare service for women and children. We thought this was such a fantastic idea we just had to share it and we can’t believe it hasn’t been done sooner.
Shebah was founded by George McEncroe, a former ABC breakfast host, […]

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Why Sometimes Love is the Best Parenting Solution | Madhavi Nawana Parker

Why Sometimes Love is the Best Parenting Solution | Madhavi Nawana Parker

❤️ Why Sometimes Love Is The Best Parenting Solution ❤️
When you’re having a tough day with your child, one thing that can reduce everyone’s stress and overwhelm is to focus your mind on love…
Before deciding that’s too simple, remember the research on feeling loved being at the foundation of self confidence, happiness and resilience.
Next time your children […]

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Superhero Theme Birthday Party | Ideas & Inspiration

Ideas & Inspiration for a Superhero Theme Birthday Party
Do you have a little superhero fan at home?  If so then you will love the ideas and inspiration behind this fabulous party staged by Miss Mysa Events for a very special 2nd birthday.  After coming across their eye catching images on Instagram we just had to […]

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Simple Tips for Reducing Plastic Waste | Plastic Free July 2018

Simple Tips to Help You Reduce Your Plastic Waste and go Plastic Free
Take a wander around the house, or supermarket and you can see that plastic is everywhere and almost everything is packaged in plastic. I recently bought a new pair of scissors and when I got them home I realised I needed to find […]

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Make Giant Bubbles for Bubble Blowing Fun | Easy Instructions

Make giant bubbles for lots of outdoor bubble-blowing fun!
Most kids are fascinated by bubbles – they are colourful, beautiful and so much fun to create.  Blow them around, watch them float away and see them pop!
Here is an easy recipe to make giant bubbles.
Carefully and slowly mix 7 parts of water, 3 parts of detergent […]

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Feeding the Ducks – Should We or Shouldn’t We?

Feeding the Ducks – Should We or Shouldn’t We?
Here in South Australia our local councils are surrounded with beautiful parklands, wetlands, nature reserves and all the local wildlife that comes with them. Local councils, like the City of Tea Tree Gully, value and actively promote these spaces within our communities.
When Tea Tree Gully Council was […]

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To roll or not to roll – is this a sign of our times?

To slide or not to slide…..
Having just turned the big 4-0, I am shocked at how quickly time has passed, but like many from my generation I still remember riding my bike around the neighbourhood and playing street cricket with the neighbours. I also remember taking a home-made go-cart (no brakes, of course) down a […]

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We ask some Dads how they plan to spend Father’s Day this year

Each year on the first Sunday in September we celebrate Father’s Day.  We decided to ask a group of Dads to tell us how they would like to spend Father’s Day this year, or more to the point, how they WILL be spending the day!  Some are working, like Mark and John, some will relax […]

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FoxPop Fairy Movement

A fairy movement to spread a little bit of fairy magic

Sometimes we all need a little bit of magic in our lives….​
Does your child love fairies? Do you love seeing a child’s eyes light up with happiness when they believe that something magical has happened?

Your child may have been extremely good and deserves a little reward or perhaps they have had a bad day, feeling unwell […]

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5 of the best stallholders for kids at Bowerbird this May - Edge Of The Forest

5 of the best stallholders for kids at Bowerbird this May | Bowerbird Design Market | 5-7 May 2017

[ May 5, 2017 to May 7, 2017. ]
5 of the best stallholders for kids at Bowerbird this May
The ever-popular Bowerbird Design Market, arguably Australia’s premier biannual art and design event is back for its eighth year and kicks off again for three days from Friday 5 May 2017 at the Adelaide Showground.

The Bowerbird markets are an opportunity to browse through over 160 […]

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DreamLiveExplore Instagram Middleton Seaweed Balls

Seaweed balls at Middleton Beach | April 2017

Seaweed Balls at Middleton Beach
We saw this beautiful photo above on Instagram posted by DreamLiveExplore and were totally intrigued.  Many seaweed balls have appeared at Middleton beach – some of them are so perfectly round, and seemed to appear from nowhere and have just washed up on shore.
It was a site to see when hundreds […]

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Guido van Helten Coonalpyn silo artwork

Coonalpyn Silos Art – breathing life into a South Australian country town

Photo by Guido van Helten
Coonalpyn is now the home of a huge 30 metre artwork by internationally acclaimed street artist Guido van Helten.
The Viterra grain silos are fast becoming one of the most photographed artworks in Australia with many of the thousands of travellers on the Dukes Highway stopping their cars to take a look […]

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Sesame Street introduces new muppet Julia who has autism

Meet Julia. She is the new friend on Sesame Street, who is 4 years old, orange, smiley, curious and loves to play. She loves singing and she has autism. She’ll be making her television debut in an upcoming episode of Sesame Street, now in it’s 47th season.
Julia was first introduced in 2015, playing alongside Elmo […]

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Lego Tape – Instantly Transforms Any Surface to be Lego Compatible | Nimuno Loops

Flexible LEGO® Compatible sticky!
Imagine being able to build LEGO® on virtually any surface; around corners, on spheres, even onto things built with LEGO®. It will mean that not only your floors will be covered with Lego, you may find it anywhere! Nimuno Loops is Lego compatible on one side with adhesive tape backing and is […]

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Robert Kelly BBC interview interrupted by kids

The hilarious moment when a Professor doing a serious BBC interview gets upstaged by his children

Robert E Kelly is a Professor of Political Science and was doing a serious live interview with BBC News discussing the impeachment of South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye. What happens next is something parents who work from home can totally relate to. First one child dances in, then the youngest one in a walker, followed […]

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Best Ice Cream Places in Adelaide: Scroll ice cream flavours

Where Are the Best Ice Cream Places Around Adelaide?

Your Guide to the Best Ice Cream Places Around Adelaide
I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream!
Here at Play & Go we love our ice-cream – especially in the warmer months, but a bit of cold weather doesn’t stop us eating it during Winter too.  We love it so much we thought […]

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Broken Things

Broken Things | What matters is how we choose to respond to the broken-ness | Guest Post by Kathleen Fleming of Majestic Unicorn

Broken Things
This was my hallway last Wednesday.
Broken.  Sharp.  Treacherous.
This was my hallway.
It was my son who did this.
Sometimes, often really, things break – irreparably.  And it takes your breath away … straight away.
It took my breath away when my son stormed into the bathroom, frustrated, angry, fed-up for his very own, very significant to him, reasons.  And when he chose […]

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Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning | Mario Vittone Guest Post

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning | Guest Post by Mario Vittone

The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the couple swimming between their anchored sportfisher and the beach. “I think he thinks you’re drowning,” the husband […]

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Top Five Activities to Keep Your Kids Active Over Summer

[ December 21, 2016 to January 29, 2017. ]  
Top five activities to keep your kids active over summer
Christmas in Australia is a great time of year and with the summer school holidays here, it’s time to start thinking about summer activities and how you can keep your kids active over Christmas.

With the onset of Summer school holidays, parents around Australia begin to agonise […]

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The Santa with a real beard – found!

My inbox is totally out of control this time of year, but this email from a lovely Play & Go reader, Kerry, asking for help, stood out:
This is probably a stupid question but do you know where I can take my twins to a Santa with a real beard? They are 9 this year and […]

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The Question I Fear The Most | “How Many Kids Do You Have?”

The Question I Fear The Most: “How Many Kids Do You Have?”
Guest Post by Alecia Mader of The Unleashed Mum blog
This question is seemingly harmless and one that most people don’t think twice about answering. It’s like answering your name, it’s an automatic response and not one that you need to think about too much before answering…unless […]

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Some of the favourite posts on Facebook this week. What you liked the most.

While we’re searching for great events and ideas to share, we also come across many interesting stories, quotes and videos. Some make us laugh, and others make us cry. There are educational posts; great stories and just some fun as well. We thought from time to time we’d share the posts that our Facebook friends […]

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Velvet | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Review for Mums & Dads

If you choose just one show to see during the Fringe without the kids, then let it be Velvet!
“After dazzling audiences around the globe, VELVET returns to Adelaide and continues to defy expectations with an electrifying trip to a world of glamour and abandon. A raucous and seductive fusion of disco, dance, burlesque and circus. […]

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While we try to teach our children all about life

Why playing cricket in the dark taught me a little bit more about life.

When going on holidays we always make sure there is plenty for the kids to do. On our recent trip away, there was a pool, the beach, balls, board games, X-Box, cricket set, scooters, bikes and a bike track to ride on, grass to play on, and other kids to play with. Adults look forward […]

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30 things to do before you're 10

30 Things To Do Before You’re 10 | by a 10 year old

30 Things To Do Before You’re 10  |  by a 10 year old
We see a lot of lists of things for kids to do. Usually they are compiled by adults, thinking of ideas they consider to be fun for children, based on their own experience growing up, and of what they think their kids enjoy […]

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Ghost – The Musical | 7 to 31 January 2016 | Review for Mums & Dads

Ghost The Musical | Review
It’s not very often that an international musical premieres in Adelaide before travelling interstate. Usually by the time a theatre production comes to Adelaide we’ve already read Australian reviews and heard all about it. Therefore we didn’t quite know what to expect when going to see Ghost The Musical at the […]

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Keeping it real: what you don’t see in the Facebook newsfeed. The case of two non-matching shoes, lost car keys, extra Mars Bar and Ants.

You know how it seems that everyone is having a wonderful life on Facebook; your newsfeed is full of friends enjoying exquisite restaurant meals; they’re all perfectly dressed; their houses look amazing; they’re at the latest theatre shows and concerts; the kids are all so talented, winning awards and just being gorgeous, in beautiful clean […]

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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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Want to work for Play & Go? | Positions Vacant – Account Manager & Content Editors

Job Opportunities at Play & Go Adelaide
Are you a Play & Go parent who enjoys getting out with the kids and is regularly on our website looking for fun activities and events? Do you want a flexible part-time position working from home to fit in with your family life? You can read more about Play […]

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Dear Parent: About THAT kid

Dear Parent: About THAT kid
by Amy Murray

Dear Parent:
I know. You’re worried. Every day, your child comes home with a story about THAT kid. The one who is always hitting shoving pinching scratching maybe even biting other children. The one who always has to hold my hand in the hallway. The one who has a special […]

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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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How to Make Your Child Feel Special on their Birthday

We love Birthdays! They are a celebration of life and an important reminder of how lucky we are to be another year older. We love to make the Birthday boy or girl feel special on their important day, which has been keenly anticipated for…well, a whole year!
Yes, most kids like getting presents, but it’s the […]

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How to Cut Grapes in Half the Quick Way

Have you been cutting grapes in half all wrong? Here’s how to do it the quick way. How did we not know this before?
For parents with young kids who love grapes but still need them cut in half so as not to be a choking hazard, this will be a great time saver for you. […]

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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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Lego MiniFigs visit the Adelaide Botanic Garden | Fun Activity

Minifigs at Botanic Garden
We visited the Adelaide Botanic Garden, on a warm sunny Autumn day, and were reminded just what a beautiful spot this is – where you can play, explore or just relax.

The older kids were kept busy kicking their soccer and footballs, while the younger ones took to foraging and building a ‘shelter’.

There […]

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