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A Christmas poem

A Politically Correct Christmas Poem Twas the night before Christmas and Santa’s a wreck… How to live in a world that’s politically correct? His workers no longer would answer to […]

The Library: A book that fills lunchboxes

Filling school lunch boxes has become an extreme domestic challenge category all of its own. Like doing daily abdominal crunches, or running five kilometres before seven am, you know it […]

The Library: Gardening With Children

For children, school holidays conjure up endless days filled with fun and adventure. Of no routine and the prospect of getting away without bathing for nights at a time, of […]

Once upon a time…

Children are happy to listen to stories however they are told. Whether from a book, or just spoken off-the-cuff inventions, they are fascinated with words, the sounds of voices and […]

The Library: Life lessons by Dr Seuss

Of Bavarian heritage, Theodor Seuss Giesel, known around the globe as Dr Seuss (correctly pronounced Zoice, not Soose) is the author of children’s books that have contributed to a love […]

The Family Beast’s Top 3: Ways to foster a love of literature in children.

Children love stories. Stories are the innate connection between the internal and external lives of children, as they develop and grow. Children use story to make sense of the world […]

From the Library: Books for your soul.

Once you have children, finding time to sit and read a book uninterrupted is so rare that the event takes on the same qualities as a luxury holiday on a […]

From The Library: Kids in the Kitchen

Children are one of the great untapped energy sources of the planet. Woe betide the person who stands between a motivated child and their goal. If your child spends a […]