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Our Creative Writing Competition 2020 Winners!

Friday, July 17, 2020 10:16:23 AM Australia/Sydney

Spencil Creative Writing Competition

This is the very first year we have run the Spencil Creative Writing Competition and to say we were blown away by the entries is an understatement!

The short stories, poems and graphic novels moved us, inspired us and had us in awe of the creativity and heart shown by all of the entrants.

We were so excited when our lovely judges Andy Geppert and Sue Wright came on board to lend their expertise in children's writing and help us pick the winners!

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15 Thrifty Activities for the School Holidays

Monday, June 8, 2020 4:00:31 PM Australia/Sydney

15 Thrifty Activities

With restrictions being eased around the country and many of us having the option to venture much further from home for the school holidays, it’s tempting to book out those two weeks with a trip or activities that push the bank balance. After all, the furthest we have strayed from our front lawn for months is the local grocery store or park, so who can blame us for craving a little mini-break!

It can be tempting to get into the holiday planning but as many of us are feeling the pinch right now, let us tempt you instead with these thrifty (or totally free!) holiday ideas that will still get your little ones excited!

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Stress-Free Tips to Create A Family Routine

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:53:24 PM Australia/Sydney

Family Routine

To say our routines have been disrupted at the moment is a bit of an understatement.

With the kids set up for school at home for the time being, our partners working in the other room (and talking way too loudly TBH) and everyone working in a new home office and/ or school environment, it’s been a swift adjustment that has had both ups and downs for a lot of us.

While we can’t control the external factors that are shaping these current circumstances, one thing we can do to moderate the effects of all this change is to keep a consistent routine.

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10 Activities to Keep the Kids Entertained at Home

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:22:18 AM Australia/Sydney

With all this time indoors at the moment - working from home, schooling from home and generally ‘doing-life’ at home, many of us are scratching our heads about just what to do to keep the littles entertained.

Now is an opportunity in disguise, to break out of your usual activities (and screen-time!) and try some new fun activities.

We have listed some ideas that are sure to be a hit with the kids (and Mum and Dad will get a giggle out of some of these too!)

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We all have been on the receiving end of a closed answers such as ‘OK’, ‘Fine’ and ‘Good’ when asking our little ones the questions ‘How was Your Day?’.

 

We want to say goodbye to ‘OK’ and hello to deeper and more meaningful conversations!

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