EDITOR’S PICKS

  • After many years of observing boys naturally gravitating towards digging, fossicking, climbing and collecting, an inspiring natural playground was constructed for the boys of Sydney Grammar School St Ives Preparatory. Broadly speaking, as families have become busier, children have become less active, distracted by the...

  • This is the second part of a list of Sustainability Reading provided by Fremantle Library, that every child should read by the time they get to high school! This is a compilation of resources for children (primarily for ages 3-10) on various environmental concepts such...

  • We bet you'll find more than one of your beloved favourites in this jaw-dropping list of the top 51 kids' books!

  • As we struggle to understand how some world leaders can show disrespect and bad behaviour, Maggie Dent suggests ways to encourage respectful, ‘good’ behaviour using three simple rules The three rules: Please try not to hurt yourself others things in the world around us. I...

  • Dangerous animals get a bad rap but this new illustrated encyclopaedia helps us appreciate the incredible adaptions they have made to survive.                           The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals Written and Illustrated by Sami Bayly (Lothian Children’s Books HB $32.99) Age Group 5 years and...

  • Make Every Bird Count 19-25 October 2020 Conservationists estimate that over 180 million birds have been lost in Australia due to the recent bush fires due to the lack of food, loss of ground cover, and hungry predators In 2019, the Aussie Backyard Bird Count...

Celebrating Mothers

  • If you’re pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might be feeling a unique type of stress, writes Monique Robinson. You might be uncertain about how an infection could affect your unborn baby. That’s over and above the stress you might be feeling about the pregnancy...

  • 6 things to think about if you have diabetes and want a baby and 1 if you don’t, report Freya MacMillan, David Simmons, and Tinashe Dune The number of people with diabetes is expected to increase from 463 million in 2019 to 700 million by...

  • If you have a baby, Karleen Gribble and Nina Jane Chad report you may be worried about them catching the coronavirus, particularly after media reports of an Australian infant diagnosed with it. The good news is, the evidence so far is babies almost never get...

  • Erica Sharplin wonders if we should be teaching our children to take ‘no’ for an answer. Can I have one Mum?” “No. Not now.” “Please Mum.” “No. I said not now. It’s nearly lunchtime.” “Ple-ease!” “I said no! Now stop bugging me about it!” “Please,...

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