Win a Copy of Don Burke's Kid's Gardening Adventure Kit
Kid's Garden Adventures - Don Burke
We have 3 copies of this book for adventurous kids and their parents. Includes a garden trowel, to dig and plant, a compass to track the sun with a ruler to measure seedlings and a special UV torch to explore nightlife and animal markings.
aKate is Athletic, Dance and Fitness apparel for girls and they are giving away 2 aKate tops, 3/4 leggings, bike pants and 2 headbands valued at over $100! This Gold Coast children's athletic wear business offers a stylish, practical option for girls to wear to dance, gymnastics, cheerleading, athletics, netball, tennis, softball, hockey, soccer, volleyball, track and field from sizes 4 to 14.
Duke of London 2013 Autumn/Winter collection
Duke of London have just launched their 2013 Autumn/Winter collection 'Sake, The Little Cherokee Indian' inspired by strength, honour, family and love. To celebrate this launch they are giving a Coast Kids GC reader a chance to win a $100 virtual voucher to shop at their online store.
Duke of London is designed and manufactured in Australia and offers soft cotton knits, pinwale corduroy, chambray washed denims and more gorgeous gear for the little one in your life.
Baby Bowl is a recipe book just released that walks you through the basics from the birth, baby food preparation, storage, defrosting and the sometimes daunting task of helping the food find its way into Baby’s mouth!!!! Two lucky readers have the chance to wow their babies with these new recipes! Available at your local supporting book store www.4ingredients.com.au
As a working Mum running a seven day business, Little Miss 6 year old spent a lot of her six years behind the counter with Mum. When I sold my business Little Miss was in the shop with mum on a handover day to the new owner. In the final minutes as we were departing the business, leaving the new owner behind the counter Little Miss became very agitated and visibly upset, she didn’t want to leave. When I asked her what was upsetting her she replied, “Mum you can’t leave our till behind”. Bless her little heart, money didn’t grow on trees you just opened Mummy’s till! Melinda Franklin
Our 8 year old came home from school brimming with facts about early Australian history. After bombarding us with information, she then stated that she thought the Queen must have been a convict too. When we asked “why”, she replied, that the teacher said “the Queen lives in Buccaneer Palace”. C Mansfield
Fascinated by insects, my 4 year old son began collecting the critter-frozen-in-perspex advertised on TV. He took the first 2 (and only ones we will be collecting out of 74!) and presented the spider and scorpion to an equally spellbound class for Show & Tell. When we asked him over dinner what his presentation was like, he said “Great! I told them about the insects and where they live, what they eat. And I told them the next one in the series is the Penis.” He meant “Centipede”. Oops, hope the teachers got a laugh out of that one. Alex Bone – five years old
My husband and I still can’t stop laughing when we look at this photo! I was having a baby brain moment as I am 3 months pregnant and while making my son’s bottle I accidentally put his bottle teat on the actual milk container. When my son Eli saw he went into giggles and when he tried to hold it, his entire body would fall over on the lounge with the weight of all that milk! Katie Brown
Offering easy drinking solutions in all the stages of baby’s development – from Weaning, through to Developing Skills and Independent Drinking, the Tommee Tippee discovera™ Cups are BPA-free and guarantee nonspill drinking - even when held upside down! The unique SAMTECH valve on every Tommee Tippee’s discovera™ Cup means your little one just has to put mouth to cup to release the liquid inside. As soon as the lip pressure is released, the cup is sealed again, so you don’t have to clean up accidental spills.
Trixie Jeans Designs is a new local business, offering beautifully handmade nappy bags, nappy wallets, bib and singlet sets. They are giving away two gorgeous gift packs this month and you can see them regularly at The Butterfly Tree market, Mummy Tree market and the handmade market in Currumbin. www.facebook.com/trixiejeansdesigns
During pregnancy and while breastfeeding, it is especially important that mums have a sense of wellbeing. This is also beneficial for baby. Weleda has been producing natural and organic skin care since 1921, and to celebrate their 90th birthday they are giving you the chance to win one of two Mother Care packs. Each nurturing pack contains a Pregnancy Body Oil, Nipple Care Cream and Nursing Tea. Weleda’s pregnancy and breastfeeding products are developed with experienced midwives and pharmacists using only pure natural ingredients. And are trusted by parents around the world! www.weleda.com.au
We are smitten to be giving away two yummy scents to make your home smell positively edible! Smitten offer scents to warm your home with their range of scented candles made from renewable soy and heavily scented with delicious fragrances! Check out their kitchen couture too online at www.smitten.com.au
The national Census is expected to indicated that adult children who return home, or refuse to leave the family nest are helping to push up the size of Australian households.
Glenn Capuano, from population forecasting firm id Consulting, said high immigration, rising house prices and changing social attitudes have had a big impact over the past five years. He said he expected the new census to reveal the first increase in household size for decades.
“So while everyone has been planning for smaller households and an older population, we think that house price pressures and the fact that we haven’t been building enough housing is driving this reversal. We are also having far more children, and some of the increase in household size is because kids aren’t leaving home until their mid-20s.”
Other factors contributing to growing households include the arrival of certain migrant groups with big families, and more home-owners taking on lodgers to help pay costs. The average number of people per household is expected to increase from 2.56 in 2006 to about 2.61.
Parents of children with challenging behaviour, and adults seeking to understand their own, will benefit from the new book Challenging Change. Behaviour specialist, counsellor and facilitator, Tan Curtis helps the reader to understand the nature of their own behaviour and tackle difficult areas with effective and practical advice. Tan is the founding director and Behaviour Specialist at FABIC, an Australian based Behaviour Specialist Centre in Queensland. In this book, Tan brings a fresh approach to understanding and managing behaviour issues and creating positive behavioural interventions for people of all ages. This book is ideal for all types of people, including people supporting children using challenging behaviours including bullying, adults with unwanted behaviours, partners of people with challenging behaviour, clinical practitioners, medical and care professionals, teachers and individuals wanting self-help support. Jane Curry Publishing RRP $29.95.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard today announced new budget funding of $200 million to provide extra support for students with disability in Australian schools.
The Prime Minister said that every student in every school deserves a great education and this extra funding will help ensure that students with disability get that same opportunity.
The Prime Minister made the announcement today with the Minister for School Education Peter Garrett at Harrison School in Canberra.
There are more than 164,000 students with disabilities currently attending Australian schools. The More Support for Students with Disabilities initiative will deliver new services, equipment and support. This will make a significant difference for thousands of children with disabilities at school and their families. The Prime Minister said this budget will be tough but the Government is determined to ensure that funding is available where it can make the most difference in vital areas like health and education.
People involved in a broad range of disciplines relating to children’s development will be keen to attend the 15 & 16 November conference in Melbourne: “Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal study of Australian Children (LSAC) and Footprints in Time: Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC)”.
The event will focus on “the myriad of factors that influence children’s development”.
Keynote speakers including Professor Steve Zubrick and Professor Melissa Wake, will include some of Australia’s leading researchers in areas relating to child development and family wellbeing, covering a broad array of family, social and Indigenous issues such as family functioning; work-life balance; home to school transitions; parenting and childcare; child and parental health; and education.