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Our children are busy creatures making lots of demands on your time and energy. Here are some ideas for keeping your child occupied, and to help you give them a good start in life.

Children and Science – Baking soda and vinegar volcano

August 20, 2012 | Filed under Inexpensive play

I was going to stay with my daughter and grandchildren recently and before I went I thought it would be interesting to show them what happened in the kitchen when you mix baking soda and vinegar.  I do this all the time when I’m making up more kitchen cleaner (see recipe here)

Then I found the science kids web site with a lot of science ‘experiments you can do with your children.  Lots of fun in school holidays or for a wet Sunday afternoon.




Baby’s 1st birthday party

February 21, 2012 | Filed under Children's parties

Your baby’s first birthday is coming up fast. What’s a time-crunched parent to do? Not to worry: we’ll help you pull together a party that’s (almost) as wonderful as Baby herself! …Read more

Children’s penguin theme party : Arctic Chow

October 15, 2011 | Filed under Children's parties

Penguins love fish, so serve fish sticks, and cut fish shapes out of bread to make fanciful sandwiches. Goldfish crackers are another idea kids will snap up.

Anything cold is an obvious choice for a penguin party.  …Read more

Children’s penguin theme party : The Coolest Party Activities

October 15, 2011 | Filed under Children's parties

Here are some ideas to keep your young guests happy at a penguin themed party.

Let kids make penguin t-shirts. A few days before the party, buy inexpensive black shirts at your local dollar store or thrift shop, or purchase white undershirts/t-shirts and dye them black …Read more

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