Ever wondered how it is your child can stay acutely focused on a screen for an indefinite period of time when any other activity, no matter how special, has them distracted at the smallest of things? It’s a question countless parents have asked. Many have concluded that screen time steals focus from all other
If 2020 was the year so many had to give up so much, let’s make 2021 the year to never give up. We could all be forgiven for wanting to ‘play opposites’ this year and we have it within our power to make that happen. Regardless of what is happening around us.
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – Christmas creativity on a budget. Many of us will be doing our best to reign in Christmas spending this year and these Christmas creativity projects fit the bill. They are easy to make and cost very little in materials.
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project, easy elephant crafts. As the world’s largest land mammal, there is a lot to love about elephants. They, along with humans, apes and dolphins, are the only animals with self-awareness. They are highly emotional and even grieve for lost family members. The only other animals that
As International Day of Friendship looms (Thursday, July 30), many will write about the positive aspects of friendship or give tips on how to be a fabulous friend. In a world where we spend much of our time online, it is perhaps even more important than ever to learn how to spot fake
The young boy walked into the studio in tears, exclaiming he did not want his father to leave. Just weeks before this, that same boy would virtually push his parents out of the door, eager to have my full attention as we embarked on a creative journey together. The next day, a
It seems our world was turned upside down almost overnight. Little freedoms most of us took for granted are now taboo. Hugs and kisses with loved ones, far from spreading love, now threaten to spread a virus that can kill. Coffee with friends, once a friendly activity, is now more like playing
In uncertain times, it’s time to get back to basics. Time to build on what we know and have to help create stronger and better kids. This is a hard call for parents who are dealing with their own fears and frustrations. The fact is though, that what we do now – the routines
Around 11 million roses are expected to be brought into Australia in the days leading up to Valentine’ Day on February 14. Aside from the cost to Aussie farmers who cannot compete, there is an environmental cost. And then, of course, there is the personal cost. Fresh rose prices range from around $30 for
Jack was a happy baby with a big belly laugh he used with great regularity. He was a curious and adventurous toddler with a booming personality and the voice to go with it. His first few years of school were filled with curiosity and the desire to learn. Then, his voice became quiet, his