Ice Skating @ O’Brien Group Arena, Docklands


Thanks to Frozen, my 3.5-year-old has been dying to ice skate. Of course, she had no idea how hard it was going to be. And I don't think my husband was quite prepared for the challenge of taking her either! We went to the O'Brien Group Areana at Docklands on Tight Tuesday where tickets were all $11 each (wiith skate hire usually…

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Toddler and Preschool Activities

Toddler Activities: Universe in a Bag

Paint bag

Letting your kids play with paint in a Ziploc bag is an activity which you can see all over the internet and for good reason- it is simple, entertaining, and -as long as you pray for good fortune from the Ziploc gods- mess free too. Just squeeze paint into a Ziploc bag, seal it up (add sticky tape if you're paranoid), and let them…

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Toddler and Preschool Activities

How to Make Play Dough at Home


Miss A loves play dough. It's one of those things that can keep her entertained for 1-2 hours at a time. We make our own play dough because she goes through so much that it's not worth buying them in store anymore! We usually use the recipe at the back of McKenzie's Cream of Tartar jar. This is a recipe that requires cooking.…

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Parenting, Toddler and Preschool Activities

Toddler Activities: Kinetic Sand

kinetic sand

I've noticed kinetic sand at toy shops for a while but never thought to purchase it…until recently. Boy, what have we been missing out on? My 2-year-old loves the stuff. It's like play dough that doesn't dry out. She spends ages making sandcastles and "cakes" with it every day. What is kinetic sand? Kinetic sand is basically wet sand minus the wet…

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