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    20 Hilarious Notes Written By Kids

    We know how kids can be adorably cute but at the same time be brutally honest – they have no filter and so say whatever they feel. This is one of the reasons why parenting is one of life’s joys. See below some of our favourite hilarious notes written by kids. 1. Aww, we can’t come in? That stinks! 2. Ooooh, brutal…   3. I’m sure mommy will apprecitate this 4. Ouch… 5. Same thing, right? 6. Love is conditional 7. Someone’s on mummy’s ‘bad list’ 8. It kills to respect one’s own privacy 9. The kid will go far 10. Um, of course the tooth fairy will mind, she’s gotta make a living 11. That’s the most romantic thing I’ve ever heard 12. Well it won’t kill her to try 13. I think bunny needs to go on a diet 14. Are those tears of joy or sadness? 15. Hopefully the neighbour got the message 16. I wonder how long his ‘new life’ will last 17. If only life’s problems can be solved this easy 18. It was cute while it lasted   19. Someone love’s their mama… 20. Poor Ethan, what did he do to his brother?    

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    Top Online Websites for Christmas Shopping 2017

    Whether you’re a fan or not, Christmas is coming to town. For some, people have been shopping for Christmas as early as December 26th. (I know, who shops that early?) If you’re reading this now and you haven’t crossed off names on your Christmas shopping list (and the big day is in a matter of weeeks then), worry not as there is still time to shop for the whole family. Since you might be leaving it to the last minute we can assume you are not one that enjoys shopping in crowded malls during the busiest part of the year. And every year you promise yourself you won’t do this to yourself again.  So why not skip the xmas shopping in malls this year and opt to shop online. We recommend the top websites with unique, interesting gifts perfect for kids on Christmas.  VTech VTech Toys Australia is an award winning electronic learning toys company offering the best learning toys on the market today.  Shop for children aged 0-7 years old. Visit Facebook Visit Webite BooKid From games, puzzles, workbooks and activity books, there are lots of choices to find the perfect gift for toddlers and children. Helping to nurture the young child’s thought-process, memory fine motor skills and creative expression, the toys are designed to improve the child’s learning and development. Visit Facebook Visit Pinterest Visit Webite   Nature Crafts for Kids If you’re an educator, parent or carer looking for ideas to encourage kids to spend more time playing outside and being creative with nature, then these toys are for you! Visit Facebook Visit Instagram Visit Pinterest Visit Website   Sensory Oasis for Kids Specialising in quality Sensory Products that help fulfil the sensory needs of children with Autism, ADHD, Aspergers and Sensory Processing Disorder. Visit Facebook Visit Instagram Visit Pinterest Visit Website    Pia & Per  Pia and Per is the brand for a range of childrens silver enamel jewellery for girls and boys from 0 to 10 year. Selections include bright colours and cute designs flower, hearts and butterflies for girls, and tractors, firetruck, motorcycle and soccerball for boys. It is great to dress your kids up with accessories that suit their age. The high quality product which has been available in Norway for generations is now in Australia through selected outlets.   Visit Website                  

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    Cruise the Gold Coast in Affordable Luxury

    Gold Coast is one of Australia’s most iconic and popular holiday destination. It’s a place perfect to spend the whole day under the sun and on the waves. But from afar, that’s where it can truly be appreciated.  When you just want to escape the city, take to the sea and hire a boat for a whole day of fun. Gold Coast Party Pontoons have luxurious vessels perfect to accommodate you and some friends and family. Whether you go swimming, snorkling or fishing, you and a group of 12  will have an incredible experience – promise guaranteed.    You start your journey boarding at the marina. Due to our central location in the city, Gold Coast Party Pontoons allows you to travel as far south as Cavill Avenue in Surfers Paradise, east to Stradbroke Island, Wavebreak Island, West to Sanctuary Cove and North to Tipplers Bar and Cafe or Couran Cove.  We recommend cruising to Wave Break Island for a picnic, snorkling, fishing or just plain relaxing. You need no boating skills to enjoy a day on the Gold Coast Broadwater with an experienced guide as part of the crew.  Our hire boats are usually self drive because no license is required but we can offer a guide to travel with you. (additional cost)  This takes all the stress away, and you will learn how to handle the boat and gain experience that will give confidence to hire on your own at a latter date. Stress is the last thing we want you to experience. Boating is a seriously fun activity, let us introduce you to this wonderful lifestyle.  Our “skippered” hire can include an onboard guide for the whole hire period, or we can take you to a great spot on the Broadwater, and see you safely moored and then return to guide you back at the end of the day. See our options at our website.   Our Party Pontoons are not just for partying.  They also make the perfect fishing boat hire platform on the Gold Coast Broadwater. Our custom built Pontoon Boats are wide, stable and low to the water which is exactly what you need when chasing the many great fish species in the Broadwater. The whole family will love your fishing trips with room to move around for the kids, comfortable padded seating and even a fully enclosed flushing toilet. Bring your own fishing gear or you can use ours (please let us know in advance).   Hiring a BBQ Boat from Gold Coast Party Pontoons allows you to enjoy this millionaire’s playground on a BBQ budget.  No license is required to drive the BBQ Boats which are equipped with the best quality Stainless Steel BBQs, staineless steel sinks with running water and a huge cool box to keep your food fresh and drinks cold. Drop a line over the side and enjoy fresh bream or flathead on the BBQ or bring your own meat. You can trust that your boat will come with many other facilities Read more [...]

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    Rhythm Factory Holiday Dance Party

     Boys and Girls, we’re celebrating all things Christmas! 6th November 2017 – 16th December 2017  At all 9 of our venues! Bookings Required   With Christmas approaching fast, it’s time to get in the festive spirit . Starting the 6th November and running until the 16th December, all of our Fabulous Programs with be running their own unique Christmas Program. Help us count down the week to Christmas with our Christmas Programs filled with: Fun Christmas themed weekly activities Well known Christmas songs Imaginative Role Plays Parents, grandparents and siblings are all welcome to come and watch   Join us for 1 week or every week – new dancers welcome anytime!  Classes can be attended as CASUAL DANCERS or why not join us as UNLIMITED DANCE TIME MEMBERS!  BOOK YOUR SPOT ONLINE TODAY   Our Venues: Beaumaris Bentleigh (Tucker Road) Benteligh (Patterson Road) Brighton Black Rock Carrum Downs Chelsea Heights Clayton  Mentone   Head on over to our website to find out more: https://rhythmfactory.com.au/christmas-program/ We can’t wait to meet you!!

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    How​ ​to​ ​Spend​ ​More​ ​Quality​ ​Time​ ​With​ ​Your​ ​Kids

    Parents want their kids to feel loved and appreciated; spending quality time together can help prove that. You may assume your kids know just how much you love each one of them but without spending consistent time together, it becomes impossible to build a relationship that stands the test of time. Here are fun ways on how to spend quality time with your kids whether they are teenagers or in preschool. Connect with your teenagers Spending time with your teenagers takes effort, time and a willing participant. If you’re a parent who wants to spend quality time doing fun things with your teenage kid, then you need to alert them in advance. Making too many plans can overwhelm and discourage your kids. To make the easy transition focus on creating memories together even if it’s just for a few minutes. If your teen likes shopping, then go to the mall together and if they like video games then join them for a game or two. Stepping into your teens world can lead to a natural conversation and improve the relationship. Embark on making healthy meal plans together Your kids are more likely to grab junk food if it’s in plain sight. Processed foods have unhealthy additives that increase the chances of getting various diseases. Introducing healthier snack options at an early age encourages your kids to eat healthy foods. If you’re a busy mum, you can use the weekend to bond with your kids by making homemade meals that will be consumed the following week. Maximize on the little time you have by allowing your children to help you stock the front part of the fridge and cabinets with healthy snacks such as yogurt. Go grocery shopping together Taking time to make homemade snacks ensures you control the taste, portion sizes, and available nutrients. Take your kids with you during grocery shopping and let them pick healthy ingredients which you can turn them into snacks or meals. When your kids remain healthy, you will be thankful that you took the time to make their life better. Work together as a family Working together as a family provides transparency on the various matter and gives room for adults to act as role models. It also provides motivation, support and makes the whole process fun instead of a chore. Set up a cleaning roster where the entire family can do general cleaning or go out for dinner where you can eat as a family or do something active like going for a walk, bowling or a physical activity that your kid enjoys. Bond with your kid through reading While academic excellence is the main reason why parents teach their children to read; reading can strengthen the parent and child relationship. Book sharing at the end of a busy day fosters social interaction and makes learning enjoyable. Parents who bond with their kids can know which subjects they find challenging. Since kids love to explore and be active, educating your children through active Read more [...]

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    Explore Great Barrier Reef – Boat Hire with Boab Boats Cassowary Coast

    Hop on aboard your very own private hired boat with your friends and family and explore what Cassowary Coast has to offer.  Boab Boats Cassowary Coast is the recommended location for individuals looking to hire from Babinda, Bramston Beach, Innisfail, Tully, Krrimine Beach, Mission Beach and Cardwell. The Great Barrier Reef It’s easily accessible from our location, in some areas less than 15km. The Cassowary Coast region has over 25 offshore Islands. Several of these locations offer camping facilities. Imagine enjoying a couple of days of fishing, snorkelling and exploring our tropical islands. Barnard Island National Parks The Barnard Island Group comrpises of seven continental islands – Bresnahan, Hutchinson, Jessie, Kent and Lindquist (North Barnard Islands) and Sisters and Stephens (South Barnard Islands). The islands lie 5 – 10km offshore from Kurrimine Beach, which is approximately 130km south of Cairns and 240km north of Townsville.  The islands can be reached by Boab Boats Kakadu Tinny or our Hall Cabin from Mourilyan Harbour and Kurrimine Beach.  Bush camping is available on Stephens and Kent islands. Imagine your own private island for a day, why not camp the night and go fishing on our boats during the day.  Dunk Island National Park The Family Islands are off the North Queensland coast, between Tully Heads and Mission Beach. Dunk Island, 4.5km east of Mission Beach, is the largest and most northerly of the group. Access to Dunk Island is by Boab Boats Kakadu tinny or our half cabin from Wongaling and South Mission beaches. Named by Lieutenant James Cooks in 1770, Dunk Island is teeming with marine life such as sea turtles and dugongs.  Family Islands is within the traditional sea country of the Bandjin and Djiru Aborginal peoples, who, for tens and thousands of yeas, have collected, gathered and hunted the rich marine and island resources for food and materials. Hinchinbrook Island National Park Hinchinbrook Island is 8km off the Queensland coast at Cardwell. Access to the island is either by Boab Boat Kakady Tinny or our Half Cabin from Cardwell or Lucinda (Dungeness). Protected since 1932, Hinchinbrook Island is one of Australia’s largest island national parks. It is within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and is separated from the mainland by the scenic Hinchinbrook Channel. Surrounded by marine park waters, the fringing reefs and seagrass beds are home to some vulnerable species, including dugong and green turtles. Hinchinbrook Island is renownded for its range of habitats including misty, heath-covered mountains, sandy beaches, paperbark and palm wetlands, and extensive woodlands (as well a really great fishing area).   Now that you know where to set sail, it’s time to do some exploring for yourselves. Plot a course for an adventure and choose Boab Boats Cassowary Coast. Available boat ramps: Mourilyan Harbour, Innisfail Town Ramp, The Coconuts, Bramston Beach, Cardwell, Hinchinbrook Harbour, Mission Beach For more information check out the website: https://www.boabboats.com.au/cassowary-coast/

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    Thor: Ragnarok

    Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization. See the God of Thunder on the big screens! Release (August 26 2017 – 130 minutes) AVAILABLE AT THESE CINEMAS Melbourne Hoyts IMAX High Point SYDNEY Event Cinemas BRISBANE Village Cinemas

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    The Son of Bigfoot

    A teenage boy journeys to find his missing father only to discover that he’s actually Bigfoot. ‘The Son of Bigfoot’ is a Belgian and French computer-animated comedy film and is directed by Ben Stassen and Jeremy Degruson–  1h 32 mins.   AVAILABLE AT THESE CINEMAS Melbourne Hoyts IMAX High Point SYDNEY Event Cinemas BRISBANE Village Cinemas

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    Music Classes for Kids in Brisbane

    Hey mums and dads in Brisbane! Want your kids to grow into happy, confident children? Having fun through musical play fosters a healthy, learning environment and there are many benefits for enrolling your child to music classes.  Sound interested? Well we recommend music early learning classes for babies and toddlers in Brisbane. Boppin’ Babies is a music early learning program (MELP) by internationally recognised MELP researcher and Registered Music Therapist Vicky Abad. Their program nurtures development, fosters a love of music and helps you to use music in the home. Having fun through musical play and taking joy in your child’s musical expression is central to their program. All music is played live by their experienced and highly trained staff. What do they offer? Weekly Music Groups Bop along to live music that’s designed especially for you and your little bopper! My Musical Child Piano, guitar, violin, singing and drama lessons for primary and secondary school aged children. They even offer lessons for parents too! Music For Being Clinical music therapy and creative arts services for children and adults of all abilities. Childhood development, disability and rehabilitation. Music in Childcare Music early learning and education programs for childcare centres, family day care, mothers’ groups, pre-prep and kindergartens. Boppin’ Birthdays The perfect way to celebrate and keep kids entertained and engaged! Kids Music Beat-  Online Shop Children’s musical instruments and more for play, learning, therapy and general family life! What is the age range? Boppin’ Babies weekly music sessions for children and parents are charged in 10 week terms, payable in advance. A 10 week term costs $175.00 inc GST (= $17.50 per child, per week). Weekly groups run for 45 minutes. Family rates are applicable for families with two or more siblings over 12 months of age. Siblings under 12 months attend free of charge. Enroll for term 4:  Tuesday 03 October to Saturday 09 December Request a trial session: Visit their site Come along and enjoy a $10 trial session if you are new to Boppin’ Babies and would like to experience our music groups in action. A trial session lasts for 45 minutes. You’ll be joining our regular Boppers so it’s a great opportunity for you to experience Boppin’ Babies, meet our group leaders, and see the smiles and giggles as the children enjoy themselves.  

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    Kids Classes in Perth

    Want classes in Perth? There are many kids classes available in your area. It’s important to give your children the best opportunities in life, whether it be academic, taking up a new hobby or skill or allowing their creativity to flourish. Classes are important to help your kid find out themselves that they are capable of doing more. Outside the school curriculum, you can enroll your child to special classes and have them start young. See below what your city has to offer: North Perth School of Early Learning Providing high quality education and care to children, the North Perth School of Early Learning draws insight from many different disciplines and pedagogy. When you step in the classroom, the atmosphere is aesthetically stimulating for the pupils to learn and explore.  Offering education and care for children aged 6 months to 6 years.  Visit their website for more information Pyjama Drama Imagination is the only prop required. Classes are designed to engage young children to make sense of the world around them. With an emphasis on roleplay, children also learn to develop key skills such as language, cooperation, concentration, creativity and empathy. They don’t set out to make them future performers or actors, more importantly, Pyjama Drama is all about having lots and lots of fun. Offering four different classes, each designed to meet the unique requirements of your child at each specific developmental stage. Dewdrops – from around 6 months – 2 years Raindrops  – approx. 2 – 3.5 years Rainbows – around 3.5 – 5 years Sunbeams – 5 – 7 years   Contact them for a three week trial Waterwise Swim School – Willeton Fun group classes for newborns through to adults. Lessons 7 days a week, focusing on maximum progress. Stacy is the lead instructor and has undergont Infantaquatics™ training and certifications course, qualifying her to use the revolutionary Swim-Float-Swim method to teach babies and toddlers this excellent drowning prevention technique. By enrolling your child in our Survival Swim program you will have the peace of mind knowing your child is prepared for any aquatic related accidents. To find out more,  CLICK HERE Little People Every child in the centre has a special place in our hearts and we strive on making all families, children and educators feel like they belong at Little People. Young children learn most effectively when they are engaged in active, hands-on experiences. It’s these experiences that provide the foundation for their learning in developmental and curriculum areas in the Early Years Learning Framework. In short, children learn by engaging all of their senses. With 10 centres conveniently located across the Perth metro area, there is a place for your little people to learn & grow just around the corner from you. Find your branch here