21
Jul

50 Outdoor Play Ideas on Rainy Days

‘There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing’ Sir Ranulph Fiennes Do you let your child play outside in the rain or when it’s cold or even in the mud? Playing outdoors in the rain is a childhood experience that is like no other and one that children totally immerse themselves in. Rain droplets falling on your tongue,…

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07
May

5 Daily rituals to restore and reconnect

Motherhood has changed me in ways I could have never imagined. It has shaken and tested me like nothing else. Yet at the same time, I have also felt love in it’s purest form. The love for your child is like no other. This period in isolation has brought up some pretty big emotions for me. How do I continue…

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06
Apr

Backyard Camping Tricks & Tips!

Every Easter long weekend, we pack up the car and our camping gear to head out on our annual family road trip to the Grampians! Like many of us, our plans for Easter have dramatically changed due to the Coronavirus restrictions and my kids are hanging out to do something fun and adventurous. The thought of not being able to…

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20
Jan
Gresswell Forest Playgroups Victoria

Bush Kindergarten Melbourne Directory

  Many families are keen to enrol their children into a bush kindergarten before they start school but often don’t know where to start looking so we’ve done all the hard work for you!  Current research suggests that children need to spend much more time playing in our natural world. When considering kindergarten for your child, it’s important to consider…

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06
Dec
Child Barefoot

5 Reasons why you should let your child go barefoot

Remember those carefree, barefoot days of summer? The soft grass beneath your feet? The warm sand between your toes? And, yes, even the occasional stone or twig pricking the underside of your feet uncomfortably! When was the last time your children went barefoot outside? When was the last time you did? Recent research suggests going barefoot isn’t just an essential…

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21
Sep

Top 6 places to visit with kids on Phillip Island

Phillip Island has become one of my favourite places to take the kids for a family-friendly weekend away from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne. And with school holidays here (and the warmer weather!), what better to enjoy nature than on this beautiful island! Here’s our top outdoor destinations in Phillip Island for families! 1. Red Rocks BeachSet against a…

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15
May

15 Kid Friendly Bush Walks in Victoria

What makes a great outdoor adventure for kids? Trees? Rocks? Beaches? Nature play? Wildlife? Yes, yes, yes! We have all these and more covered in our list of must-do bush walks and nature play spaces to explore with kids. Encompassing a variety of habitats and nature play experiences throughout the state, you’re certain to find the perfect adventure for your…

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22
Apr

25 Activities to do with your child for EARTH DAY!

Image Muka Portraits How can you help? How can you help build an awareness of sustainability and reduce the amount of plastic ending up in landfill and in our oceans? Simply by stopping to use plastic wherever possible. Currently, about 300 million tons of plastic are produced each year to make bags, bottles, packages, and other commodities for people all…

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18
Mar

Explore the Mornington Peninsula with Kids

  We are back in the Mornington Peninsula . . it was the first destination on our travels over a year ago and this time we are in Flinders house and dog sitting for two weeks. I have to say, I am absolutely in love with the Peninsula! Last night we attended the Flinders Community Picnic on the beach and we all…

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