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Fluffy, Bouncy Paint

Oopsie Daisy from MindLabKids.com got a bit carried away with the most unlikely ingredients, and made the funkiest paint in town! METHOD Squeeze your desired amount of shaving foam into a bowl or cup. Add PVA glue (about 1/3 of the quantity of foam), then …

Aspirations for Adolescents

Secondary school is an exciting and challenging time for adolescents, and for their parents. But how can you connect with your son or daughter, and support them during this time? KATE BARBER TALKS TO HIGH-SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELLOR KAY HENSON ABOUT CONNECTING WITH OUR KIDS. They …

Kids say the funniest things

Just when you’re not expecting it, kids say the funniest things. Here are a few wee tidbits to tickle your funny bone. “Hey Mum, this Scottish tape isn’t sticky. Do we have any Irish tape?” Erik, age 5. “Do they look after the Pokemon?” City …

Science fun with under 5s!

Sometimes we think that our littlies are too young to understand science. But it’s not just the big school kids who get to have all the fun: we have a great experiment to encourage scientific thinking in your little ones. Water displacement Water displacement was …

Tips on raising minority-friendly kids

It’s natural for kids to notice differences in a person’s appearance, manner of speaking or ability, and to express curiosity or even fear about them. Most parents can probably share a comparably mortifying moment when their child noticed someone different and expressed it verbally, and …