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Coral Reef Play

The release of Finding Dory is a perfect opportunity to talk about coral reefs and incorporate it into play. You can get both life like replicas of sea creatures from Papo, Schleich and Mojo or even Finding Dory figurines from Bullyland. I had a quick glance at the licensed Finding Dory toys available in places like Target and BIG […]

How to be Prepared for Gastro

A couple of weeks ago, my eldest daughter was hit with a vomiting bug. A good 48 hours later, I was hit with gastro and I couldn’t function because I was constantly being sick at the toilet. It can suck being a mum and being really sick because you’re incapable of doing much for your […]

Toasted Muesli

Hi all, Amanda from Simple Home Cook here. Toasted muesli can make a lovely breakfast, a good filler for the lunchbox or after school snack. The beauty is that you can add whatever ingredients your family like. Load it up with nuts, leave out the coconut – it doesn’t matter as it will still taste […]

Construct a Quick Mini Teepee for Play

This is not Pinterest beautiful, but it’s super easy to make as an addition for children’s play, especially for small toys like Lego and plastic figurines. This took me about 3 minutes to make. Materials Twigs Rubber Band Scrap material (or paper) Glue Grab 4 sticks and break to similar sizes. Hold the twigs together and tie […]

From Animalia to the Moopaloop – Graeme Base’s new creation

It’s been 30 years since Australian Author Graeme Base wrote and illustrated the award-winning Animalia, one of the most successful children’s alphabet picture books of all time. Still loved by children the world over, and with more than three million copies sold, I asked Graeme for his thoughts on why Animalia has been so successful […]

How to Train a Dragon Play

My kids were so excited when the new series of How to Train Your Dragon: Race to the Edge came out on Netflix. The series engages all my kids of various ages (ages 8-15). Like many things my children enjoy, it extends to their play. When it comes to preparing for the school holidays (especially if […]

How to Entertain the Kids When You’re Sick

Being sick when you’re a mum is no fun. If you’re able to have another parent or friend help with the kids or if miraculously, their day care falls on your sick day, make the most of it and rest. Forget about the things that need to be done. But if you don’t have family […]

Snowman Building – The Best Way

Last year when we were in New Zealand, we went down to Mt Ruapehu and had a ball in the snow. My husband lived in Minnesota in America as a child and had plenty of experience making snowman. Most people I observe in the snow tend to scrape together snow to make a snowman, and […]

Brown Paper Bag Animal Crowns

Since my daughter started Prep, I have a stack of brown paper bags, ready for when she orders tuckshop. We have a reusable bag that is used each week for tuckshop, but because the preppies are a little young to go to the tuckshop by themselves, they get their’s delivered to their classroom. Their hot and […]

Finding Dory Movie Review

I glanced over to my husband to the left of me and then over to the right to my daughter. All three of us had tears streaming, STREAMING down our cheeks. What’s going on Disney/Pixar! You’re making us cry. We’ve been waiting 13 long years for the sequel to the hit film Finding Nemo (released in […]

Chow Mein

Hi all, Amanda from Simple Home Cook here. Winter is a great time to bring out the hot dishes but this recipe is great in both summer and winter. Chow Mein is such a versatile recipe and you can add any vegetables you like. I personally like cabbage, carrot and broccoli but you can adjust […]

Finding Dory – The Reef in Real Life

I looked across to my daughter and gave her thumbs up and a smile before turning back to enjoy the view out the window. The shades of blue were astounding. My daughter and I were on Qantas press trip, and our quest was to explore the reef that inspired the hit film Finding Nemo and […]

20 retro toys you can still buy today!

If you grew up watching He Man and Inspector Gadget, when you weren’t playing Nintendo or Atari, and you spent most afternoons riding your bicycle around the neighbourhood with colourful spokey-dokeys, you’re going to love this trip down memory lane, as we present to you, 20 retro toys that you can still buy today! There’s […]

Paper Plate Leafy Owl Craft

If you’re lucky enough to live in an area where there are liquidambar trees, you will have noticed that many of the beautifully coloured leaves have littered the ground. The trees in our hood have been in shock I think as it feels like we went from summer straight into winter, so many of the trees […]

Don’t Wait to Manage Pain

Sponsored by Nuffnang and Voltaren New research shows that a staggering 97 per cent of Australians suffer from body aches and pains, and two thirds of Australian parents believe they would be a better parent if they suffered less body pain. Body pain, whether it’s a dull ache or sharp pain, can affect our quality […]

How to Use Everyday Items for Fun and Play

As I look back over 15 years of parenting, I realise the toys I purchased are less important for valuable imaginative play; it’s the props we use around and with the toys that have made the play so valuable. There are certain everyday items that have proven to be worthwhile for facilitating fun for my kids, and they […]

Shoebox Teddy/Doll Bed

If you have a shoe box lying around, they are a great size to make a bed for many types of dolls and teddies. It takes about 5 minutes to whip up and kids can decorate how they like. Mateirals Shoe box Scissors/craft knife Craft glue Pencil 1. Cut or remove lid from box. Use the […]

Satay Sauce Recipe

Hi all, Amanda from Simple Home Cook here. The recipe I am sharing with you today is a delicious satay sauce – a real homemade one – not from a bottle or a packet to be mixed with water. I have been experimenting for a long time to come up with the perfect satay recipe […]

Review of IKEA’s new PÅHL desk – a desk that grows with your kids

Review of IKEA’s new PÅHL desk – a desk that grows with your kids IKEA is known worldwide for its innovative and inexpensive flat-packed furniture, usually accompanied by a sheet of self-assembly instructions and an Allan key. In our family home, we have many pieces of IKEA furniture – partly because of its practicality, but […]

Paddle Pop Stick Mini Me Craft

Whenever I come up with a craft for my girls to do, it is usually inspired by what I have on hand in the craft box. Our craft box has an array of felts, paddle pop sticks, cupcake liners, pipe cleaners and beads. I keep all of the kid’s craft supplies in a tub, on […]

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