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.
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
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.
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!
With Christmas now done and dusted it is a couple of lazy days in between and we start to look at New Years Eve and what we plan to do. Depending on your family and whether you like a crowd or a quiet celebration we have a couple of ideas here to suit every family. Check out what is happening around Darwin suitable for your family.
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!
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!
As the weeks wear on and we are close to the end of the school year – it can be hard to find inspiration and keep up the momentum with healthy lunchboxes for the kids! Well we have rounded up some fun and clever lunchbox hacks to get you through the next few weeks! Let us know which ones you try (or already use!)
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.