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5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for School

By Lisa Lamont Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes There are many ways parents can assist in preparing their children for school. Here are five simple ways: 1. Reading With Your Child We all read to our children; however, reading with your child is even more beneficial for their early literacy development.  When you sit down and…

Preparing Your Child for Childcare

Preparing yourself and your child for early childhood education and care can be somewhat daunting as your family transitions into a new stage of life. There may be concerns about how your child will cope with this transition but there are many ways to assist in preparing yourself and your child to make the transition…

Strawberry Balls

    A sweet, bite-size snack to give you a boost of energy in the afternoon. Ingredients Makes 24 balls 250g fresh strawberries 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup desiccated coconut 8 fresh dates, seeds removed Method Discard green leaves from strawberries. Rinse clean and halve. Place all ingredients into a food processor. Process well…

Apple & Raspberry Crumble

   A sweet family favourite full of fruit, fibre and wholegrains. Ingredients Serves 4 2 large green apples, peeled, cored and cut into small chunks 2 cups frozen raspberries 1 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp water 3 tbsp wholemeal flour ½ cup rolled oats 1 tbsp castor sugar 1.5 tbsp vegetable margarine Canola oil spray…

Wiggle it! What to do with a wobbly tooth

Article via Kinderling Kids Radio  Wobbly teeth are rather thrilling for kiddies, ‘cause that means the tooth fairy is on the way! But it was a while ago since us parents went through the excitement. So, paediatric dentist Philippa Sawyer answers the questions that may arise as the fangs fall. At what age will they pop out?…