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Darwin July School Holidays 2019

Darwin July School holidays 2019

Darwin July School holidays 2019 break is fast approaching! We will have three weeks break for Darwin public schools. Starting Saturday 29th of June (Private and Independent school holidays may be slightly different – please check with your school). Students will return to school on Tuesday 23rd of July for start of Term 3.

Darwin Family Life has rounded up some of the fantastic options that are free (or affordable) activities to do with your kids these Darwin July School holidays 2019.

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Our Top Tips for Travelling with Kids

tips for travelling with kids

Travelling with kids isn’t a break for Mums or Dads, right – it can be so stressful, intense and overwhelming, with a bit of fun along the way (sometimes!!) One way of looking at it is a “family adventure!” My friend once said this too me. Don’t think of it as a holiday as you get disappointed…..what was once a “holiday” before kids is not the same with kids! Shift our mindsets and it can be a bit more enjoyable. It’s still doing all of the same chores and duties but in a foreign place and in front of strangers – who needs the stress, right?

Travelling with kids doesn’t have to be painful, and with a few tips from us, you might actually have a fun and relaxing holiday with your family.

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Child myopia: What you need to know so your kids have the best possible vision for life

Child myopia

As we get older, we expect that our eyesight could start to decline, but what if your child was diagnosed with a vision problem?

Myopia, sometimes known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness, is a common condition that causes blurred distance vision.  It usually starts during childhood and typically progresses until the child stops growing.

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What do Mums really want this Mother’s Day

What do Mums really want this Mother's Day

What do Mums really want this Mother’s Day? This Sunday is Mother’s Day and for some Dads, partners and kids out there they may have left things to the last minute…..well we have complied a list straight from our Mums in the Darwin Family Life Community, what they really want this Mother’s Day and most do not cost a thing…..just a bit of consideration and thoughtfulness….

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Blooming Tunes – Music and Movement for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers and the grownups that love them!

Blooming tunes

When you first meet Zoe from Blooming Tunes you will immediately feel her warmth, energy and friendly personality. She will draw you and your little ones into an amazing musical world with her family music classes. It is hard not to enjoy, bop and sing along with your little one.

I caught up recently with Zoe and chatted about everything Blooming Tunes from the early beginnings to the benefits of Music for children. If you have not been along and had a trial class read on to see how you and your children can get involved and start enjoying Blooming tunes today.

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Darwin Easter and School Holidays April 2019

Darwin Easter and School Holidays April 2019

Darwin Easter and School holidays break is fast approaching! We will have a one week break for Darwin public schools. Starting Saturday 13th of April (Private and Independent school holidays may be slightly different – please check with your school). Good Friday falls on 19th April and Easter Monday is 22nd April. Students will return to school on Tuesday 23rd of April for start of Term 2.

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 and over the Easter break!

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The best lesson I have learnt in Motherhood

the best lesson in motherhood

The best lesson I have learnt in Motherhood – there are so many lessons. Families and friends are pretty special. But Mothers are AMAZING!! I am blessed with an amazing supportive Mum who is hands on with my four children. I know not everyone is lucky enough to have their families here in Darwin. Actually majority don’t. Read on to see what I have found to be the best lesson I have learnt in Motherhood.
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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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