Kate Highfield has some great tips for parents with children just about to start their schooling journey. Around Australia, about 320,000 children are starting school for the first time. As an early childhood researcher, former kindergarten teacher, and parent of a child beginning school this year,...

This wonderful idea from the Donna Hay kitchen will look beautiful as a decoration as well as yummy to eat! [caption id="attachment_69107" align="aligncenter" width="816"] Photograph: William Meppem[/caption] Ingredients Plain Gingerbread Dough 125g unsalted butter, softened ½ Cup (90g) light brown sugar ⅔ cup (230g) golden syrup 2½ Cups (375g) plain (all-purpose) flour,...

Clare Wishart experiences a sea change in her attitude to holidays. Before I had kids, I belonged to that rare breed of adults who didn’t like holidays. Don’t get me wrong; I liked the idea of going away, I really did. It’s just that once I...

I’m an expert in diplomatic gift giving, writes Samantha Happé. Here are my suggestions for the best gift-giving experience this Christmas. As we get closer to Christmas, your family will probably have some kind of gathering. You will reunite with people who you might not see...

Every year like clockwork, we get books with stories about Christmas and the festive season. Usually, these books show Christmas as a wintry, snowy wonderland, but two of the books below are for Aussie kids experiencing the festive season during summer! If you are not...

And what do you do with the leftover lollies? ask Clare Dix and Stella Boyd-Ford Halloween is a very exciting time for children and let’s face it, for many adults, too. The costumes, decorations and of course the treats all contribute to the thrill of this spooky...

Celebrate the Sydney Opera House's 50th Anniversary! Watch Yuldea, performed by Bangarra Dance Theatre, a company of professional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contemporary dancers, drawing on 65,000 years of culture. In celebration of Sydney Opera House’s 50th anniversary, Yuldea is one of 50 iconic performances available...

Friday 27 October, 2023 is World Teachers’ Day in Australia. The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) launched its annual World Teachers’ Day campaign — “Hats off to Teachers”. Teachers have the greatest in-school impact on the learning lives of our students. They should be...

New podcast: Aussie Dads Hamish Blake, Ben Hannant, Gus Worland, Sean Szeps, John Butler, Stephen Page And More talk to Parenting Educator Maggie Dent about being…The Good Enough Dad  There are 5.4 million dads* in Australia, and for LiSTNR’s new original podcast series, The Good...