Don’t Mess With The Dummies – MICF 2019

“Don’t Mess With The Dummies” is the latest comedic offering from the award-winning Dummies Corp! We loved “Splash Test Dummies” last year so we were very excited to visit the Famous Spiegeltent during 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

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The show features an all-female circus troupe, where Ellen Henry, Maya Tregonning and Shona Conacher take centre stage with an endearing blend of circus, comedy and loveable antics.

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As silly as they are strong, we were entertained as we were taken on a camping adventure with these three daring and dynamic Dummies!

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The show is full of slapstick and physical comedy – it seems there is nothing as funny as a bum in the face, which had the young audience in fits of laughter! Admittedly, the adults were laughing too! Trust us, you haven’t seen anything until you have seen “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” sung by sleeping bags!

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Don’t Mess With The Dummies runs for 60 minutes and is showing at the Famous Spiegeltent at the Arts Centre Melbourne until April 21.

Tickets are available at www.comedyfestival.com.au

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Immunity Support with Sambucol

THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY SAMBUCOL

It’s quite ironic that as I sit down to write this post, my muscles are aching and I have a
barking cough. I was just commenting (read, gloating) last week that I managed to avoid the illness that plagued Tim, Alegria and Isaac on our trip to Malaysia and Singapore in January.

I couldn’t quite believe it actually, because generally it is me who gets sick and has the
terrible immune system and the others go about their lives without so much as a sniffle.

Well, I spoke too soon and now I have it!

Not great timing considering the kids are back to the “germ factory” that is school and I am up to my eyeballs with work for our newest venture, The Bush Bus.

This year, I have decided that I need to work on my immunity because it really is terrible. I had glandular fever as a teenager that had a real impact on me, I taught swimming to kids and was ALWAYS sick (I guess that comes with the territory when they cough in your face all the time), then I had a few good years before I had my own children so again I caught everything they did and often my symptoms were worse than theirs.

In September 2017, I got Influenza A. It was the year that over 100 people died from it and I remember reading about the mother who had her baby whilst affected and didn’t get to see her newborn for months. Thankfully she pulled through, many didn’t.

I have never felt so sick in my life. Now when people who have never had the flu say “I’m so sick, I have the flu” when it’s just a cold I want to shake them and scream “YOU HAVE NO IDEA”!!I was put into “quarantine”at our house and the kids weren’t allowed in my room without us all wearing a mask. They had to stay away from me so they could only come to the foot of the bed. There were no cuddles. Isaac was 4 and Alegria 7 and they couldn’t touch their mum. It was horrible to be asked every day “Mumma are you better? Can I have a snuggle?” and to have to answer “no”. My heart breaks for all those parents and kids out there that live this daily, we were lucky that it only lasted a few weeks.

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I don’t want to have another year of sickness for our family so I need to take some steps to improve everyone’s immune systems.

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Sambucol Kids Immunity Gummies are a great way to support your children’s immune
system all year round, with each bottle containing 50 tasty immune support gummies. Their formulation contains Elderberry, Vitamin C and Zinc which can help support the immune system and provide antioxidants to reduce free radicals formed in the body. Please note, it can’t be used for children with asthma or allergies due to the bee products also contained in the gummies (be mindful of this, I know I need to be as Alegria has asthma).

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Whenever I talk about products such as these, I need to put a legal notice in. Please ALWAYS READ THE LABEL; FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE; IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, TALK TO YOUR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL; THIS MEDICINE MAY NOT BE RIGHT FOR YOU. READ THE LABEL BEFORE PURCHASE.

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I’d love to read in the comments how you supported your family’s immune systems. Was it a change in diet or more sleep? Did you use essential oils or try supplements? Have you used Sambucol before? Would you recommend them?

I wish you good health in 2019! – Georgina

#sambucol #healthykids #feelbetterfaster

Smash Back-To-School, 2019 is available at Spotlight Stores!

Happy New Year!

We are happily enjoying the school holidays and whilst I am enjoying not making school lunches at the moment, I know my carefree days are numbered so I thought I’d get prepared!

We like to start the new year with a new lunch box, so we ordered a Smash Nude Food Movers set in Live Free and Boy Tech for Alegria and our little soon-to-be big school student Isaac from Spotlight!

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For our back-to-school packs we selected a Bento Switch Up, glow in the dark drink bottle, double snack tubes and a light lunch bag.

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The Bento Switch Up fits perfectly into the light lunch bag and the double snack tubes have a new flatter lid design to fit more into your lunch box!

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The kids love the new designs, and have already declared that the glow in the dark drink bottles are their “bedtime drink bottles” so it was lucky that I ordered a sports chiller as well for school! The glow in the dark drink bottles keep their glow all night – perfect for these hot nights.

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I’m so thankful that job number one for back-to-school is done and dusted, but if you will excuse me, I need to fire up the label maker … Oh, and any and all menu ideas are welcome!

MORE INFORMATION

The Smash Live Free and Boy Tech range is available at Spotlight from 1st January 2019, available only while stocks last.

BOY TECH – www.spotlightstores.com

LIVE FREE – www.spotlightstores.com

SMASH ENTERPRISES – www.smashenterprises.com.au

 

 

BRICKMAN AWESOME – Review

BRICKMAN AWESOME – Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught’s latest exhibition

WRITTEN BY GRIFFIN, 15 years.

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If you traveled to see Brickman Awesome by car, please enter through the the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre parking area on Grey St,  go to carpark 3, and catch the lift up to the Exhibition Hall 3. Please be aware that the sessions are booked by the hour, so leave plenty of time.

A friendly Brickman assistant greets you at the door to the Brickman Awesome exhibit, and will take your ticket and give you a business card that prompts you to find the all special figures that have been hidden throughout the whole exhibition, so that you have a chance to win some of best construction toy sets in the world- LEGO®!
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Upon entry you are greeted by a very familiar word to any true LEGO® fan- ‘Awesome’ – because everything to do with LEGO®, is Awesome!
Turning to the left at the entry, you have tables on both side of a very wide isle, with very iconic and creative LEGO® builds, that you are allowed to touch. The isles through the whole exhibit are very wide, so there plenty of room for the foot traffic, as well as parents with prams, and anyone in a wheelchair.
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At the end of the isle you see a large build that is a must for anyone who loves aquatic mammals. Just past that on the left was an iconic Australian arachnid, and the sheer size made my mother cringe slightly, but also marvel at the beauty and the detail of the build against a beautiful background.
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Around to the right was the most amazing build, that is clearly to honour the sponsor of this awesome event – Toyota. Let me say that this build had young and old marvelling over it, more photos where taken of this model than any other whole I was there, because the attention to detail is outstanding and the models appeal is for all ages.
As you walk around the exhibit, please don’t forget to look up, because there are a few gems up high out of eye level that you definitely don’t want to miss! Not to far away from the Toyota display, anyone can help join in an attempt to build the largest LEGO® snake, using your best creative patterns to create a small design to add to the wall, and parents found this a great photo opportunity that shows their child’s personal creativity and it really helped them feel a part of the display.
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There are 2 other opportunities for the kids to build with LEGO® bricks throughout the exhibit. One is for lovers of cute black and white animals that live in the snow. The second is for the kids that are interested in earthmoving, and they will find an amazing build by Ryan, the Brickman, that is just pure inspiration for their personal builds in this area. There are nods to Movie and TV series throughout the exhibit, and the level of detail on these builds is amazing! There are also iconic famous European and USA landmarks and a large scale ride. But I think the ultimate build is at the end of the exhibit, it towers above you and blasts off with light and sounds regularly.
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I personally went back through the display several times, because you don’t feel rushed at all, and I really wanted to take in the scale of all of these amazing builds by Ryan McNaught. As you leave Brickman Awesome there is a LEGO® store filled with every LEGO® set that you could dream of purchasing after being inspired by the models inside, as well as bulk tubs of bricks for the creative builder. The store also has everything from souvenir T-shirt’s and caps, right through to torch key rings.
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Don’t worry about trying to find the parking pay station, because you can conveniently pay with a your personal bankcard on the way out just before you leave though the boom gates in to Grey Street, Southbank.

MORE INFORMATION

Venue: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Dates: 1-22 December 2018
#brickmanawesome

CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY – OVER $1000 WORTH OF PRIZES

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‘Tis The Season! Your chance to win one of the following prizes could not be easier! Simply chose which prize you’d like to win, fill in the competition form and you’re in the draw.

RYOBI Drill Kit (Valued at $199)

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Get the ultimate combination of power, convenience and versatility with the 18V ONE+ drill driver kit from RYOBI. This comes with a high-capacity 5.0Ah battery, and a nylon bag for easy and safe storage and transportation.

More information can be found HERE.

All RYOBI products can be found exclusively at www.bunnings.com.au

LEGENDS IN CONCERT DOUBLE PASS (Valued at $179.80)

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Legends in Concert is once again heading to The Palms at Crown from the 10th-27th January, 2019 and this year’s line-up was specifically chosen based on Melbourne fans requests! We have a double pass for Thursday 10th January, 7.30pm performance to give away.

You will hear many of the legendary songs you know and love, sung with pitch perfect live vocals as the tribute artists portray Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, Donna Summer, Cyndi Lauper and Kenny Rogers and returning by popular demand, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson.

More information can be found HERE.

THE ILLUSIONISTS DOUBLE PASS (Valued at $178)

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The world’s biggest selling magic show returns to Melbourne with their spectacular new production, The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway, materialising in the Regent Theatre for one week only from 22 to 27 January 2019.

The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This year, The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway will continue to redefine magic and challenge audience expectations with large-scale stunts, levitation, mindreading, disappearance and daredevilry. This non-stop show is thrilling and sophisticated magic at its best!

More information can be found HERE.

HUMAN NATURE DOUBLE PASS – MELBOURNE (Valued at $200)

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Human Nature are making a triumphant return to Melbourne next year for their ‘Little More Love: A 30-Year Celebration Tour’ and you can win a double pass for either of their Melbourne shows.

Their Melbourne shows on 1st and 2nd May 2019 at the Margaret Court Arena, will form part of a national tour to celebrate the success of 30 years of making music together, and the group can’t wait to share the moment with their fans.

General admission tickets, VIP Sound Check packages and VIP Meet and Greet packages can be purchased from HERE (Ticketek).

PETER PAN GOES WRONG DOUBLE PASS (Valued at $199.80)

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Win tickets to this hilarious play at the Arts Centre, Melbourne on Wednesday 19th December, 7pm performance. 

Join the Peter Pan Goes Wrong cast who have all been silly enough to sign on again with The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society where they will once more battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes on their way to Neverland with hilarious and disastrous results.

More information can be found HERE.

2 x SILVERS CIRCUS FAMILY PASS (4 tickets, valued at $120 each)

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From January 2, 2019 Silvers Circus will be at the Bata Show Grounds, 1150 Nepean Hwy Mornington.

Owned by Swiss born Anna & Anton Gasser, Silvers, from humble beginnings 40 years ago, have evolved into the critically acclaimed position of being one of the Top 10 Circuses of the World. Silvers circus presents a line up of stunning international artists, Las Vegas style illusions and captivating production techniques.

Prize winners can chose date and time to attend. More information can be found HERE.

WIND IN THE WILLOWS FAMILY PASS (4 tickets, valued at $90)

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Win tickets to this not-to-miss outdoor theatre experience in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne on Friday 21 December at 10am.

There is fun for young and old as the Head Chief Rabbit transforms the audience into rabbits with a waggle of the ears and a wiggle of the nose. The young ‘rabbits’ are encouraged to get involved in the action and are given every opportunity to scream out loud, sing along and become part of the adventure.

The Wind in the Willows is Australia’s best-loved affordable family entertainment, so pack a picnic, grab the kids and join in the fun! More information can be found HERE.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND FAMILY PASS (4 tickets, valued at $110)

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Win tickets to this not-to-miss outdoor theatre experience at the 11am show on Friday the 4th of January, 2019.

Life is suddenly turned up-side down for Alice, so join her as she tumbles down the rabbit hole and lands in the magical world of Wonderland. It’s a roller-coaster of a story as she bravely bounces from one unexpected and amazing situation to the next.

Presented in a bright performance style, with colourful costumes, interactive games and catchy songs this is a perfect way to go on a gentle but stimulating adventure with the entire family. Show location is Ripponlea House and Gardens – 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick (entry via main gate on Hotham St) and you are free to explore the gardens after the show.

More information can be found HERE.

 

YOWIE CHOCOLATE HAMPER WITH 12 PACK OF YOWIES AND 6 BOOKS (Valued at $78)

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Yowie has released its mega World Wildlife Super Series to Australian collectors, featuring over 50 new toys to discover. Yowie is a delicious 100% premium milk chocolate with a surprise toy inside and is nut, gluten and GMO-free. Certified by the Rain Forest Alliance, Yowie is the natural choice for the allergy and eco-conscious.

The Yowie World Wildlife Super Series is available for a limited time at retailers such as Woolworths, Kmart and Big W.

Find out more about Yowie’s new World Wildlife Super Series by visiting: http://yowieworld.com/au/

 

WINNERS:

Thank you to the thousands of people who entered our amazing Christmas competition!

The winners are:

RYOBI DRILL KIT (VALUED AT $199)

ALEXANDRA MILLER

WIND IN THE WILLOWS FAMILY PASS (4 TICKETS, VALUED AT $90)

JADE STANTON

ALICE IN WONDERLAND FAMILY PASS (4 TICKETS, VALUED AT $110)

ALICE HOSKING

2 X SILVERS CIRCUS FAMILY PASS (4 TICKETS, VALUED AT $130 EACH)

  1. MERON SLATTERY
  2. JAYDE MOORE

LEGENDS IN CONCERT DOUBLE PASS (VALUED AT $179.80)

WAYNE DAINER

THE ILLUSIONISTS DOUBLE PASS (VALUED AT $178)

MEL CHAPMAN

YOWIE CHOCOLATE HAMPER WITH 12 PACK OF YOWIES AND 6 BOOKS (VALUED AT $78)

LISA PIRES

HUMAN NATURE DOUBLE PASS – MELBOURNE (VALUED AT $200)

JACKIE O’CONNOR

PETER PAN GOES WRONG DOUBLE PASS (VALUED AT $199.80)

KALAI SHAW

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF AUSTRALIA ONLY. BY ENTERING THIS COMPETITION, YOU AGREE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA MAILING LIST, IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SUBSCRIBED. YOUR PRIVACY IS PROTECTED AND YOU CAN UNSUBSCRIBE AT ANY TIME.
BY ENTERING THIS COMPETITION, YOU ARE ALSO AGREEING TO ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
THIS IS A GAME OF SKILL NOT A GAME OF CHANCE. ENTRIES NOT FILLING IN ALL THE REQUIRED FIELDS AND ANSWERING THE QUESTION WILL BE DEEMED INVALID. THE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN BY ORIGINALITY AND CREATIVE MERIT, BY A NON INVOLVED PARTY. THE JUDGE’S DECISION IS FINAL AND NO CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE ENTERED INTO.
ENTRIES CLOSE 12 DECEMBER AT 11.59PM AEST. THE WINNER WILL BE DRAWN 13/12/2018 AT 9AM AEST AND ANNOUNCED ON THIS WEBSITE. THE WINNER WILL ALSO BE CONTACTED VIA EMAIL. 
ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD. PRIZES ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE, CHANGEABLE OR REDEEMABLE FOR CASH. KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY OR DAMAGE THAT OCCURS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PRIZE OR THE WINNER’S PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION.

ELF ON THE SHELF COMPETITION

CHRISTMAS COMPETITION!

We have 3 x The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition® box sets to give away (2 Girls and 1 Boy) AND 3 x Elf Pets – A St Bernard Tradition to give away between 6 lucky winners!

Competition closes: 30/11/2018 at 12pm.

Congratulations to our winners!

Girl Elf – Jodie Clark

Girl Elf – Paul McCallum

Boy Elf – Emma Decker

Pet- Tara Leigh

Pet – David Day

Pet – Sarah Baker

Winners were chosen from the Kidding Around Australia Facebook page, Instagram page and website and announced here on the Kidding Around Australia website.

#elfontheshelf #kiddingaroundaustralia

Melbourne Playback Competition!

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LITTLE BIG SURPRISE! – FAMILY SHOWS, 17TH & 18TH NOVEMBER

Come and tell your story and see it turned into your very own show!

You might be littler than the adults, you might seem small, but we know that really you’re a giant inside!!

This is a special show for young people where you get to share how BIG you feel, and have a team of actors and musicians turn your story into an amazing show on the spot.

Come and share your big adventures, your big dreams, your big magical world, and hear stories from other ‘giants in disguise’ (aka kids) too!

60 minute show, suitable for ages 5 and up (though littler ones are more than welcome too).

COMPETITION TIME!

We have a family pass to give away to the performance of your choice – just email us at georgina@kiddingaroundaustralia.com and let us know when you would like to go!

More Info:

WHEN

Saturday 17th November, 10.30am

Sunday 18th November, 10.30am

WHERE

Studio 2

Northcote Town Hall

189 High Street, Northcote VIC 3070

TICKETS

CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS

All tickets: $15

Family of 4: $50

*Booking fees may apply

Moonlite – An interview with inventor and founder Natalie Rebot.

Inspirational mum Natalie Rebot, who is the inventor and founder of Moonlite (a storybook projector that is powered by the flashlight of your mobile phone), just might be one of the nicest people we have interviewed at Kidding Around Australia!

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Natalie took an idea that she had whilst reading to her daughter Chloe (pictured above) and created something that kid’s love (Isaac is all about his Moonlite!). She has now partnered with Spin Master to bring her invention to a worldwide audience and everyone from Kristen Bell, Kim Kardashian, Kelly Rowland and Rachel Zoe to parents everywhere are falling in love with Moonlite!

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales — Albert Einstein.

What is Moonlite?

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The Moonlite projector is portable, lightweight and easily clips to any IOS or android mobile phone (hello travelling families), that combines traditional storytelling with modern technology to create a completely new way of reading with your child before bed.  The Moonlite collection is presented in book style packaging that conveniently fits into any book shelf.

The free downloadable app (complete with sound effects, read-a-long features and page detection software that automatically turns the page on the screen when you turn the reel), allows parents to be present and enjoy the special nightly experience.

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How did you go from idea to product production?

Natalie explains, “It took about six months to bring my idea to fruition and until I had the first protype in my hand. Then it was another four to five months before I launched the product on Kickstarter (a fundraising platform for creative projects). Every day Chloe and I

would eagerly watch the Kickstarter page – and to see people around the world donating funds as they believed in my product was simply overwhelming.”

In late 2017 Spin Master announced a global licensing partnership with Natalie to bring her popular Kickstarter campaign to life.

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What advice do you have for potential entrepreneurial Mums?

 “Mums are some of the most creative people I know. They are the best people at multi-tasking and have such great ideas because they are around children all day, but they have a tendency to underestimate their own potential. So don’t have a great idea and not pursue it, take those first steps! Use your network and test it among your friends. Get a prototype made – technology now such as 3D printing allows you to get something made cheaply and once you have a prototype you need to find a fit for it. The hardest part is finding a market for it, but chances are if you think it’s a good idea other parents will too.”

How do you choose what stories you will add to the collection and what do you currently have available?

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“We work 18 months to 2 years in advance, so we are planning titles for two years from now.”, said Natalie. “In the beginning, I would read a story I loved and have to contact the writer, illustrator and publisher to get the license. Now, we have great relationships with the publishers however my daughter still has to give the tick of approval before we go ahead!”

Currently available in Australia is:

  • Moonlite Gift Pack Fair Tales (Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Ugly Duckling, Sago Mini on Vacation) $59.99 (includes projector and five story reels) *Available exclusively at Kmart.
  • Moonlite Gift Pack Mr Men (go on Holiday, go Swimming, go to the Park, at Bedtime and Mr Tickle) $59.99 (includes projector and five story reels).
  • Moonlite Starter Pack – Eric Carle (Very Hungry Caterpillar and Very Busy Spider) $29.99 (includes projector and two story reels)
  • Moonlite Story Reel Tale of Peter Rabbit $14.99
  • Moonlite Story Reel Spot Loves Bedtime $14.99
  • Moonlite Story Reel Dinosaur Roar! $14.99
  • Moonlite Story Reel Little Miss Princess $14.99
  • Moonlite Story Reel Wherever You Go $14.99
  • Moonlite Story Reel Goldilocks and the three bears$14.99
  • Moonlite Story Reel Mr Strong $14.99
  • Moonlite Story Reel Jemima Puddle Duck $14.99
  • Moonlite Story Reel Elmer and the Rainbow $14.99
  • Moonlite Story Reel Spot Loves Shopping $14.99

We can all agree that reading to your child is an important part of improving young children’s language, literacy, brain and cognitive development and Moonlite makes reading so much fun!

MORE INFORMATION

Moonlite is available in Kmart and all good retailers.

www.mymoonlite.com

The Bush Bus!

THE BUSH BUS
A Kidding Around Australia Initiative

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Tim, Georgina and the Kidding Around Australia team are excited to announce that we have applied for a “Pick My Project” grant to fund The Bush Bus Nature Playgroup program.

It will be FREE for all families, we just need your vote!

How can you help us to get the “Pick My Project” grant for The Bush Bus?

Please vote for us and PLEASE SHARE our project with your friends, family, neighbours and networks to encourage them to vote. Please note, you need to be in Victoria to vote.

If you live outside of The Bush Bus area but have a connection to it then you can use the postcode 3756 or the town Wallan as your location to vote.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT! VOTE NOW!

Voting will close at 5pm, Monday 17 September.

To vote: click here https://pickmyproject.vic.gov.au/rounds/pick-my-project/ideas/the-bush-bus-a-mobile-nature-inspired-playgroup

You will be shown projects in your local community from which you NEED to vote for three favourites. Please, please make ours one of your choices!

Support of The Bush Bus:

To see the amazing support we have for our project, please click on the links below:

Jaclyn Symes MP – Letter of Support for Kidding Around Australia’s The Bush Bus

Mitchell Shire Council MCH – Letter of Support for Kidding Around Australia’s The Bush Bus

Information about The Bush Bus

The Bush Bus is a mobile nature playgroup that welcomes everyone with children aged from 0 – 6 years old to play freely in a bush or park setting. Children will participate in activities such as nature inspired arts and crafts, water, mud and puddle play, sensory imaginative play and educational nature walks and talks to uncover the indigenous flora and fauna of their local area.

The Bush Bus playgroups are FREE and will be conducted in a relaxed and informal space where parents, carers, babies and children can come together in a friendly and inclusive environment.

At The Bush Bus, children can:
• Engage in new experiences
• Interact with other children and adults
• Practice sharing
• Make new friends
• Strengthen healthier relationship with parents /carers
• Learn and develop social and creative skills through play

The Bush Bus is not only a fun and engaging place for children! Parents and carers can benefit in a number of ways:
• Meet other parents and develop new friendships
• Share ideas, information, concerns and experiences
• Play with children in a fun, safe and friendly environment
• Learn and develop skills with their children through play
• Discover new ideas for extra fun at home
• Find out more about services and support within the local community (in conjunction with local council and maternal health centres)

What happens at The Bush Bus Playgroup Program?
The facilitators will meet and greet participants, sign them in and direct them to the nature play activities. The children are free to choose what they want to do and parents or carers are encouraged to follow their lead. There is lots of space for free play as well as planned activities and a bush walk to explore the area. It is very spontaneous and no two sessions will be the same however all children can climb, dig, explore, build, engage their senses, discover and play!

Locations and Times
The Bush Bus hours of operation will be on weekdays in the areas surrounding Beveridge, Wallan, Kilmore, Broadford and Seymour. More information will be provided if we are successful in obtaining our grant.

Cost
There is no charge for attending the Bush Bus; however, families are asked to bring a piece of fruit to share at morning tea (one only per family).

Would you like that voting information again? 

Please vote for us and share our project with your friends, family, neighbours and networks to encourage them to vote.

Voting will open at 9am, Monday 13 August 2018 and close at 5pm, Monday 17 September.

In order to vote you will need to register for a Pick My Project account. You can register here: https://pickmyproject.vic.gov.au/

You will be shown a minimum of 30 projects in your local community (a 50km radius) from which you will be able to vote for three favourites. Please, please make ours one of your choices!

Thank you, Georgina and Tim