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Long Haul Flights With Kids

Other people seem to do it well, why can’t you?  Looking forward to a long haul flight with kids is like looking forward to childbirth. However, with a little preparation and the right mindset you can manage it and even enjoy your yourself. 

by Emma Wilson

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Thinking of taking a family holiday to the snow but don’t know where to begin?

Top 10 of Beginner Ski know-how
with Emma Wilson

Skiing is a fun sport. It is great to do with your kids as they grow and move beyond the time that they want to be seen kissing you goodbye at the school gate. You can ski in Australia, it's just a six hour car trip south of Sydney. If you get the taste for skiing, you can then take it to the next level of WOW and ski the resorts of Canada, the USA, Europe or Japan. However, where to start and where to go can be a mind boggling prospect if you’re new to skiing. Here’s ten tips to keep in mind as we head into the Australian ski season:

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Finding Great Books for Your Child - The List

The following books have been highlighted by a group of experienced teachers, authors, tutors and parents as great stories for children.

The stories vary widely in tone and reading difficulty, but they have been arranged loosely into four groups to help guide you to discover something wonderful for your child.

These books are specifically for kids extending themselves beyond picture books to text.   


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Finding Great Books for Your Child

The virtues of reading are endless and heavily documented. 

There are the obvious academic benefits such as brain development, vocabulary expansion and improved concentration, but there are also the social benefits such as teaching a child empathy, compassion and flexible thinking.


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