Travel and Outing Reviews

Outing Review: The Workshops, HEIST

If you've been following from the start, you'll know that my little family are regular patrons of The Workshops Rail Museum at Ipswich. I wrote my very first outing review for The Workshops Day Out With Thomas exhibition. Check it out here. The midyear school holidays have arrived and so has HEIST, The Workshops newest display just… Continue reading Outing Review: The Workshops, HEIST

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Outing Review: Out of the Box

Day two of the 2014 Out of the Box Festival was some kind of glorious. Brisbane's renowned for its mild winters, and today's clear blue sky and warm wintry sun were the perfect setting for Out of the Box's outdoor activities. I almost had to drag my little boys off of that sunshine-drenched, white-tent village… Continue reading Outing Review: Out of the Box

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Outing Review: Weber’s Circus!

 source: supplied The circus is in town! There's something about a big top that just makes your heart race. We've been preparing for our circus visit with lots of play-based learning at home, which you can find here. Well, today was the big day! And let me tell you, having visited Weber's Circus this afternoon,… Continue reading Outing Review: Weber’s Circus!

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Outing Review: The Workshops Rail Museum, Ipswich

All Aboard! Do you have a mini (or full-sized) train enthusiast in your family? The Workshops Rail Museum is a colourful and exciting outing for children, and it's only a 40 minute drive from the Brisbane CBD (it's located in Ipswich, view map here). I love this place. It's one of the BEST outings we've… Continue reading Outing Review: The Workshops Rail Museum, Ipswich

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“Mummy, I’m a sauce lid”. That awkward moment when you can’t understand your own kid.

It's usually my two-year-old boy whose verbal language skills require a little assistance from me. My husband often asks "Mummy, what's he saying?" and in the blink of the eye, I translate the toddler talk into English, and everyone's happy. So I was recently stumped when my four-year-old son sat in his car seat saying something that… Continue reading “Mummy, I’m a sauce lid”. That awkward moment when you can’t understand your own kid.

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Rainbow flower investigation

Materials: five empty vases (we used empty spice jars, but plastic cups would work too) five white flowers (carnations are usually used, but we used free flowers from our kind neighbour's garden) five different food colouring colours water paper towel small plastic jug Method: Prepare by pouring 10-15 drops of food colouring into each vase, and placing… Continue reading Rainbow flower investigation

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Textured paper rainbow collage (Fine Motor Skills)

This one was great, and the final way we got to use our rainbow colour vocab chart. My preschooler helped collect the things we needed: coloured paper from our collage materials collection, scissors and a glue stick, and set to work gluing the paper shapes onto the board. He discovered that it was difficult fishing… Continue reading Textured paper rainbow collage (Fine Motor Skills)