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Kids, Parenting

The surprising benefits of learning to play an instrument

Written By Chloe Adam. Learning to play a musical instrument is an investment. How so? You might ask. Firstly, you’ll need to invest in an instrument.  Next, you’ll need to invest in music lessons, and find a suitable teacher. Then, you’ll need to invest time, effort, diligence and energy into practicing.  Oh, and you should also consistently show up to music lessons too! It’s definitely an investment, but the investment is worth it. There are many other surprising reasons why learning to play an instrument can be incredible beneficial — a lot of these physiological, emotional and neurological benefits are…

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Inspiration, Kids

TAKING THE AWKWARD OUT OF THE BIRDS AND THE BEES

TAKING THE AWKWARD OUT OF THE BIRDS AND THE BEESThere are few conversations more dreaded or awkward than discussing sex with your children. But local father Dave Hartmann, and his best mate Justin Sweeting, are changing that. Through their book ‘The Birds And The Bees And Giraffes That Drink Wee’, the duo present a refreshingly hilarious way of broaching this often cringe-worthy subject -by exploring the crazy and comical ways that many animals mate. All the while helping kids conclude for themselves that not only is sex natural and something all creatures do, but thankfully, human sex is in fact the most normal of them all!“Like so…

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Kids, School holidays

LinguaKidz School Holiday Language Camps

LinguaKidz foreign language school holiday programs engage, entertain and educate young people about language and culture without leaving town! Three-day school holiday ‘day camps’ for kids aged 5-15 years offered in Spanish, Italian, French or Japanese! School holiday foreign language lessons for children & teens Campers can expect to cook food, dance and create craft projects which reflect elements of the countries they have explored! Songs, dance, music, games and role-plays are just some of the ways children develop language skills with LinguaKidz. With a focus on listening and speaking, these skills are naturally improved through their communicative and interactive…

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Kids, School holidays

CLEVER FOX EDUCATION…THOROUGHNESS IN TUITION

To many of us, one tutoring college is pretty much the same as another. Think again! When Amber Fox set out to establish Clever Fox Education some years ago, she was determined to bring to it the high standards of integrity and professionalism she epitomised in her teaching career…a period of some twenty-five years, in a variety of schools both here and overseas. With her multiple qualifications and wide experience, Amber personally ensures that each student is treated sensitively, as an individual, with his /her own needs and aspirations. Whether tuition is in regard to selective high school entrance, scholarship…

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Kids

FREE HAIRCUTS THIS SCHOOL HOLIDAY FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS

Term one is done and dusted. The school holidays offer families a chance to reset before Term 2 starts next week. With a quarter of the school year already behind us, now is the time for parents to reflect and assess how their child has settled into school and identify any learning gaps, lack of confidence or signs of struggling. This may be the perfect time to seek help if parents feel their child needs it. Online tutoring service Cluey Learning recognises that every child has a unique personality and approach to learning, which is why they tailor their tutoring…

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Inspiration, Kids

THE WORLD NEEDS ALL KIND OF MINDS

‘Our differences turned out to be the gifts that set us apart. Autism is a neurological difference, a different way of thinking. The word ‘spectrum’ reflects the diversity of people with autism, including those with high-functioning autism, or Asperger’s syndrome[1] An estimated 1 in 70 Australians is on the autism spectrum[2] Up to 20% of autistic people have exceptional skills in one or more areas, such as reading, maths, art, mechanics or music. Born with Asperger’s syndrome, Queensland brothers Haydn and Damien Crespan have endured significant challenges. Haydn has written stories all of his life and, despite the added challenge of being…

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Kids, Parks & Playgrounds

Moore Park Tigers – Guiding The Stars Of Tomorrow

History was made last Friday night when Lance “Buddy” Franklin became just the sixth man in history to kick 1000 career AFL goals. It’s a feat that many believe will never happen again with the modern game not built for powerhouse forwards. Those at the SCG who were lucky enough to witness the iconic milestone no doubt walked away inspired by the moment. The impact of that night on the next generation of footballers can’t be understated – who knows how many kids went to sleep dreaming of doing the same. Of course, just a stone’s throw away from that bustling stadium…

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EMPOWERING OUR NEXT GENERATION TO TURN THE TIDE ON PLASTIC POLLUTION

Little Pago by Lauren Briggs Little Pago, a children’s picture book for 2-5 year old’s, is inspiring a new generation of ocean and animal advocates to eliminate single use plastics. Illustrator, storyteller, mother of four and Eastern Suburbs local, Lauren Briggs, is on a mission to change the way our younger generations think about plastic pollution.   The energetic and beautifully illustrated book follows the journey of a vulnerable, baby sea turtle in an inspiring story about friendship, perseverance and how our choices impact fragile marine animals.  Little Pago  Lauren designed the book to use visual literacy and an emotive narrative…

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Kids, Parks & Playgrounds

The World’s First Learner Skateboard, Ookkie, Expands its Range

Aussie kids’ skateboard brand, Ookkie has announced the expansion of their world first learner skateboard range with handles, with brand new Mint and Purple boards being added to their incredibly popular range, following the launch of their latest lightweight design that is now even easier to set up and pack down than ever before. Ookkie Skateboards are the first of their kind in the world, boasting a handle so parents can hold onto their toddlers to help teach them the balance they need to learn how to skate, while the little riders can also hold onto their very own handle….

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Kids, School holidays

Kids Singing Lessons with Unlock Your Voice

Unlock Your Voice has an amazing team of singing teachers who are passionate about helping children of all ages, from toddlers to teens, unlock their singing and build confidence while having fun. If your child loves to sing and wants to do it for fun or take it a little more seriously, then the team at Unlock Your Voice has a class or program that will suit. The skills and confidence that are learnt during singing programs like the ones on offer at Unlock Your Voice are in fact skills that carry out into all areas of the lives of your kids. Unlock…

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