Our Top 14 Educational Apps for Kids

educational apps for kids

As parents, we often hear about the dangers of giving our children too much screen time. And with smartphones such a central part of our lives, it’s hard to keep them away from our kids. But did you know that there an amazing range of educational apps for children that mean a little screen time here and then is quite ok? Darwin Family Life has rounded up our list of the best educational apps for children that provide developmental play and entertainment for children, as well as guilt-free time for parents.

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Darwin Back to School tips for 2019

Darwin public schools are back to school on Tuesday 29th of January.* We only have a few weeks left of school holidays!  A few more weeks left to entertain the kids (I can see a lot of parents awaiting this eagerly as the 6 long weeks of holidays have taken their toll on most people’s sanity.) I will miss the late morning starts and break from routine…..not looking forward to the first day and getting everyone sorted and back to the regular lunch box packing! Darwin Family Life has put together our Back to School Tips for 2019

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All about NT vouchers for kids – back to school, swimming and sports

NT Vouchers for kids

We are pretty lucky in the NT and have a number of voucher schemes available through the Northern Territory Government to help with the costs of our kids. These vouchers include the Back to school voucher, School sports voucher and the learn to swim vouchers. This blog outlines how you apply for your vouchers, where and what you can claim plus all the details you need to know.

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Waking up for your kids not to your kids

Waking up for you kids

It is the start of a brand new year! With many people setting New Years resolutions and have a renewed energy and focus. So it a great time to set new intentions of how you are with your children too! This week we have guest blogger Kathrin from Be Fit Mums sharing her thoughts on waking up for your kids and not too your kids! Yes it may still be holidays but set the intentions for when routines return when school is back or maybe even start implementing on holidays!

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Christmas in Darwin – Santa photos, lights, events and places to go on Xmas day

Christmas Lunch in Darwin

Christmas in Darwin is well and truly alive! There is so much festive fun happening around the place! It is hard to sometimes find and locate all the different events and Christmas happenings so we have rounded them all up for you in one place. Where to get your Santa photos, Christmas light displays and where there is still places available to celebrate breakfast, lunch or dinner on the big day! Also don’t forget to check out our School holidays blog which has some events and places doing Christmas crafts and other activities for the kids!

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Darwin School Holidays December and January 2018/19 – Ultimate Guide

Darwin School Holidays December and January

Darwin School holidays December and January break is fast approaching! We will have six weeks break in December and January for Darwin public schools. Starting Saturday 15th of December until Monday 28th January (Private and Independent school holidays may be slightly different – please check with your school). First day of school in the New year for Darwin students is Tuesday 29th January 2019. Darwin Family Life has rounded up some of the fantastic options that are free (or affordable) activities to do with your kids these Darwin School holidays December and January!

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Best Christmas Gift ideas for Darwin families

Christmas gifts ideas Darwin

It is never too early to start your Christmas shopping. In fact Christmas is fast approaching with 6 weeks to go! If you have a family member that is challenging to buy for or you are just looking for something unique, check out this list of Christmas gift ideas for Darwin families. We have rounded up some great local options to support our Darwin businesses this Christmas.

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The Amazing Burning Circus – all about them & their services

burning circus
When you first meet the Burning Circus duo Trinket and Brad you will be amazed by their energy, their personalities and fun antics! I first met Trinket and Brad at a School holidays gig in 2017 and I was immediately drawn to how they interact with kids and their fun energy and kind nature. They opened up their Burning Circus Headquarters and Big Top Coffee Shop in December 2017 which is located at 6 Charles Street in Stuart Park and it has just gone from strength to strength. I caught up with them recently to discuss all the various services and fun circus workshops they offer to families and a bit more about the Burning Circus.

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