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The Wiggles: Social Distancing Video | 2020

The Wiggles Release Social Distancing Video
The Wiggles are here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. The importance of staying home and social distancing doesn’t have to be a scary conversation. You can sing and dance along at home and become a hand washing hero. 
Watch the video below:

 

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What’s Open & What’s Closed in Adelaide | Coronavirus | 2020

Find out what’s open and what’s closed in Adelaide due to coronavirus restrictions.
Many venues and facilities around Adelaide have been forced to close due to coronavirus. With the easing of restrictions in South Australia, venues are now starting to reopen with safety measures in place. Find a list below of what’s open and closed in […]

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The Scientific Bubble Show Online ZOOM Parties

The Scientific Bubble Show Online ZOOM Birthday Parties
Celebrate your special day online with your friends and enjoy The Scientific Bubble Show through a live interactive party over ZOOM. 
Marty’s Scientific Bubble Show will be beamed live into all of your guest’s houses from his performance studio in Adelaide, South Australia. And if your connection is good, […]

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rainbow trail

Rainbow Trail Australia | Find Rainbows in Windows Around Your Local Neighbourhood

Rainbow Trail 
During these difficult times of self-isolation, Rainbow Trail is creating a way for kids to be creative and find other’s creations on their walks. 
All you have to do is create Rainbow pictures and stick them in your window for children to find on walks especially during this hard time of self isolation.
You can be […]

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New Dashboard for South Australian COVID-19 Updates | 2020

New dashboard for South Australian COVID-19 updates.
The South Australian government has set up a new website page to keep us all informed with South Australian COVID-19 updates.  It will be updated every day, with all the key stats and breakdowns, to help keep us all educated and safe.
The page will have the most up to […]

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Fun & Easy Activity Ideas for Kids To Do at Home

Activities Kids Can Do at Home – Fun, Affordable Easy Ideas & Inspiration
Help the kids have fun at home with these easy indoor and outdoor activities using simple household items, pantry staples, recycled materials and a little bit of imagination!
As families stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19, with the cancellation of countless upcoming events […]

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Social Connection Apps Houseparty & Zoom | Video Chat with Family & Friends

Staying Connected – Social Apps Houseparty & Zoom proving popular to catch up with family & friends
During times of home isolation and social distancing during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, staying away from our family and friends has been incredibly difficult.  Fortunately we do live in the age of advanced digital technology, which is […]

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#CirqueConnect Cirque du Soleil Special | Watch for Free Online | 2020

Watch #CirqueConnect Cirque du Soleil KURIOS, “O” & LUZIA Special online.
Last Friday, Cirque du Soleil had something special for their fans.
Since their KURIOS tours have been suspended, they’re coming to you with a #CirqueConnect hour-long special. Enjoy a front-row seat to the awe-inspiring moments of the larger-than-life shows KURIOS by Cirque du Soleil, “O” by […]

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COVID-19 Strict New Measures | Coronavirus App & WhatsApp Channel | 29 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Indoor & Outdoor Gatherings Limited to Two Persons Only
On Sunday 29 March 2020 the Australian Government announced strict new measures limiting indoor and outdoor gatherings to two people only. The government has also launched a new coronavirus app and WhatsApp channel to enhance the delivery of trusted, timely and relevant information to Australians. 
Announcement on […]

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Google 3D Animals | Google Augmented Reality

Google 3D Animals 
Google augmented reality lets you meet life-sized animals up close
If like our family you’ve been in lockdown and practising social distancing due to the situation with COVID-19 you might enjoy a virtual trip to the zoo thanks to Google 3D Animals.
 It’s a fun way for children to learn more about their favourite animals, […]

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Support Your Local – Cafes & Restaurants now offering Takeaway & Delivery

Support Your Local Businesses in your Area – Cafes, Pubs & Restaurants now offering Takeaway & Delivery
Of all the businesses to suffer during the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing restrictions, it’s the hospitality industry that will be amongst the hardest hit.  With countless small businesses already closing – either temporarily or permanently, the future is […]

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5 Simple Ways to #stayconnected | Neighbour Day 2020

We need to #StayConnected.
Australian suicide prevention charity R U OK? recently asked their Instagram community how they will stay connected while they’re physical distancing through the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.  The responses from all across Australia had one thing in common – We need to #StayConnected.
Below we have shared R U OK?’s five favourite responses:
1.  Chat […]

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Free Animal Live Streams & Educational Videos for Kids

Watch Animal Live Streams & Educational Videos from home.
With the Stay Home movement in full swing and schools closing early, there is now a fantastic selection of animal entertainment online for kids (and adults!) of all ages to enjoy.  Take a break out of your school or work week to sit down with the kids […]

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mothers day classic virtual

Mother’s Day Classic Going Virtual | Before 10 May 2020

[ March 26, 2020 to May 10, 2020. ]
Mother’s Day Classic – Going Virtual
The women in Super Mother’s Day Classic fun run and walk launch MDC VIRTUAL 2020. 
Unprecedented times require innovative solutions. Have fun, get active and help raise funds online for vital breast cancer research. Raising vital funds for breast cancer research and celebrating the lives of those touched by breast cancer is […]

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St Kilda Playground Closed coronavirus

St Kilda Adventure Playground is closed in response to coronavirus COVID-19

Popular family favourite St Kilda Adventure Playground is closed until further notice in response to the coronavirus COVID-19
The City of Salisbury posted this update on their website and Facebook page on Friday 27 March 2020. With school holidays on the way when St Kilda Playground is a popular destination for families, the council have decided […]

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dunstan playground closed

Playgrounds in the City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Closed | Coronavirus COVID-10 Closures

City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters is one of the first councils in Adelaide to announce the closure of their playgrounds and outdoor facilities.
The closures have been put in place to assist in minimising the spread of COVID-19.
The following has been closed temporarily:
🌳 All outdoor playgrounds
🏋️ Outdoor gym/exercise equipment at Felixstow Reserve
💧 All drinking […]

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mt lofty botanic garden closed

Mt Lofty Botanic Garden Closed Until Further Notice | Coronavirus COVID-19 Closures

Mt Lofty Botanic Garden has been closed due to the ongoing Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Usually Mt Lofty Botanic Garden is a popular destination this time of year. This is when many South Australians enjoy seeing the beautiful changing Autumn leaves on a walk through the wonderland, and it’s hard to find a car park on the […]

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The Lighthouse’s Adelaide Festival Success | Patch Theatre | 2020

The Lighthouse’s Adelaide Festival Success
In some good news, The Lighthouse amazed audiences of all ages, received rave reviews, sparked interest from presenters across the globe and filled minds (and Instagram feeds) with the beauty of light.
The Lighthouse premiered at Queen’s Theatre as part of Adelaide Festival this year (showing 25 February – 7 March 2020).
Below […]

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playgrounds during coronavirus

Is it safe to take kids to playgrounds during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic?

It ok to go to playgrounds during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic?
UPDATE 3 MAY 2020 – SA Health recommends parks, playgrounds and skate parks can begin to re-open – READ MORE HERE

UPDATED 29 March 2020 – Please note that Scott Morrison has just announced that all playgrounds, outdoor gyms and skate parks will be closed from […]

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Join Playgroup at Home | Playgroup SA Community Now Online

Join Playgroup at Home via the Playgroup SA Community
Connect with the Playgroup Community at home! As communities are facing rapid change, they are looking to help you connect and interact with other families and Playgroup Leaders.
It is a safe space to share ideas for play including craft, imaginative, physical play, sensory play, outdoor play, literacy […]

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Adelaide Central Market Open during COVID-19 | 2020

Adelaide Central Market Open during COVID-19
The Adelaide Central Market have confirmed they will remain open, as they are an essential service and food market.
They have removed their communal dining furniture, placed hand sanitisers in key locations and entrances.  They ask you to please keep your social distance during your shop, that you use card only […]

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SA Zoos Close Due to COVID-19 | March 2020

Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park to Close Until Further Notice
It has been announced that due to the escalating impact of COVID-19 it is necessary for Adelaide Zoo (and Monarto Safari Park) to temporarily close their doors from 5pm, 25 March 2020.
In response to the current situation:

Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park will be closed […]

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Elevenses with The World of David Walliams | Free Audio Story Every Day | Mar & Apr 2020

[ March 25, 2020 to April 24, 2020. ]
Elevenses with The World of David Walliams
The World of David Walliams is releasing an audio story from The World’s Worst Children every day for the next 30 days. 
Keep the kids busy with these daily audio treats, perfect for tea-and-biscuit breaks.
The World’s Worst Children Synopsis: 
From Dribbling Drew – a boy whose drool gets him into terrible […]

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Our Learning SA – Online Learning Resource for Children, Families & Teachers | SA Department for Education

South Australian Department for Education Launches FREE Online Learning Resource
The South Australian Department for Education has created “Our Learning SA”, a new resource for all South Australian families with children from preschool age right through to primary and secondary school-aged children. This includes resources for those undertaking SACE 1 and SACE 2.
This is an excellent […]

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Play Centres, Galleries, Museums, Libraries, Beauty Salons to Close | Coronavirus Update 24 Mar 2020

The Prime Minister has announced further social distancing restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 after the National Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 24 March 2020.
Many more non-essential services businesses must now close. Schools will continue to remain open.
Further businesses must now close from midnight Wednesday:
♦ Beauty salons, nail salons, tanning salons, tattoo shops and […]

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Going on a Bear Hunt around your local Neighbourhood | Adelaide

Going on a Bear Hunt around your local neighbourhood in Adelaide
A beautiful community idea has taken off around the world, based on the much loved children’s book “We’re Going On a Bear Hunt”
To join in the fun, simply put a teddy bear in the front window of your home so families walking past can spot the […]

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keeping kids connected

URSTRONG Virtual Classroom – Keeping Kids Connected | 2020

URSTRONG Classroom – Keeping Kids Connected
URSTRONG launches a Virtual Classroom for Kids Around the Globe. 
During this uneasy time, URSTRONG’s primary goal is: Keeping Kids Connected. Research shows that social connection is the most powerful antidote to stress and anxiety. And so URSTRONG are committed to helping bring a sense of belonging, friendship, and positivity to […]

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Code Camp Free Online Program | 2020

[ March 24, 2020 to April 24, 2020. ]
Kids can learn to code at home for free.
Code Camp teaches children to code during the holidays and after school clubs throughout Australia.
Code Camp are offering their online program for FREE to help get through the tough weeks and months ahead during the coronavirus pandemic.

Code Camp teach children from 5-13 years coding to build their […]

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Free Workouts with Sam Wood | Kids Workouts at Home

Free Live Workouts at Home with Sam Wood
Families can join Sam Wood from 28 by Sam Wood every morning for a free LIVE workout from home starting Monday 23 March 2020 at 9am (AEDT) so 8.30am Adelaide time.
The workouts will be streamed LIVE on the 28 by Sam Wood Facebook page and all fitness levels are […]

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Audible Stories | Free Book Streaming for Kids | From Mar 2020

[ March 22, 2020 to April 22, 2020. ]
Audible Stories – free book streaming for kids 
Stories help – They entertain. They teach. They keep young minds active, alert and engaged.
For as long as schools are closed, Audible is open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, […]

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Sturt Gorge Dam at Sturt Gorge Recreation Park | Flagstaff Hill | Review

Hiking at Sturt Gorge Dam and Sturt Gorge Recreation Park | Review
After a low-key weekend activity? Try a walk to one of Adelaide’s biggest man-made structures.
by Carla Caruso
Often, we travel far and wide to experience awe-inspiring sights, not realising there are many hidden gems right near home.
Enter the Sturt Gorge Dam. When I read about […]

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Schools Remain Open but Pubs, Clubs, Gyms, Casinos to Close – COVID-19 Coronavirus Update 22 March 2020

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced new restrictions after the emergency National Cabinet meeting Sunday 22 March 2020. 
NEW WIDESPREAD RESTRICTIONS
Here’s a quick summary of these additional widespread restrictions, described as Stage 1 of the response to the growing spread of COVID-19.
Places of social gathering, especially entertainment venues are to be closed as of midday Monday […]

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Virtual Excursions from Your Own Couch | Culture & Education for Kids at Home

Virtual Excursions from Your Own Couch
Even with the temporary closure of libraries, museums and art galleries you can still take the kids on a cultural excursion without even having to leave home. There are some fabulous websites that allow users to explore hundreds of pieces of art, sculpture, museum pieces and even visit places like […]

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UNO best family card game

The Best Family Card Game – the new improved UNO

UNO is great family fun for both kids and adults. It suits various ages, and can be played with just 2 people or up to 10 people. 
In the last school holidays we went away with three other families, staying in a holiday house together. There was up to eighteen of us over five days. We […]

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Helping children cope with stress during the coronavirus outbreak

Helping children cope with stress during the coronavirus outbreak
According to the World Health Organisation, children may respond to stress in different ways such as being more clingy, anxious, withdrawing, angry or agitated, bedwetting etc.  Respond to your child’s reactions in a supportive way, listen to their concerns and give them extra love and attention.
Children need […]

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Open Outdoor Spaces to Explore around Adelaide during COVID-19 Restrictions

Open Outdoor Spaces to Explore around Adelaide during COVID-19 Restrictions
We’ve always known we live in the lucky country here in Australia, but during times like the coronavirus pandemic affecting us all around the world, we should appreciate just how much open space we have to explore at a safe social distance from each other.
There have […]

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Mainline Drive In | Adelaide’s Only Drive In Cinema NOW CLOSED | Gepps Cross

*UPDATE: Tuesday 24 March 2020*
In response to the new government regulation that came into effect Monday 23 March, all entertainment venues such as cinemas and drive-ins are now closed. Read more HERE.
How to see a new release movie during coronavirus restrictions.
Mainline Drive In, located in Gepps Cross, is still open and operating during the COVID-19 […]

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25 Things to do in Adelaide during Autumn | Nature Play Activities

25 Things to do in Adelaide during Autumn by Nature Play SA
The fabulous team at Nature Play SA have put together a list of 25 family friendly ideas and activities to do throughout Autumn.  March, April and May usually have warm days and cool nights, so it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the […]

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Hand Sanitiser Recipe – 3 Ingredients

Hand Sanitiser Recipe – 3 Ingredients
Anita Birges from Mise en Place by Anita Birges – Professional Organising & Property Styling in NSW has shown us how to make our own hand sanitiser at home.
When it comes to preventing the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19, we already know nothing beats thorough hand washing as explained […]

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Adelaide Events

Cancelled, Postponed & Rescheduled Events in Adelaide due to Coronavirus | 2020

Check to see which shows and events in Adelaide have been postponed, cancelled or rescheduled due to Coronavirus.
Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, the Australian Government has banned all non-essential indoor and outdoor gatherings (some exemptions permitted). Social distancing is urged and Australians should stay 1.5 metres away from each other. 
As a result, many […]

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