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Arrowsmith School Brisbane

A learning program which promises to improve a range of specific learning difficulties, is now available in a number of locations in South East Queensland.Based on the application of neuroscience research, the Arrowsmith... Read More


Get started in sport – $150 vouchers available for kids

There’s no doubt that playing sport has multiple benefits for kids – improving problem solving skills, learning to be a good sport, playing as part of a team and developing fine and gross motor skills, to name a few. But being part of a sport or recreational activity can be expensive. There are membership fees, …

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Announcing Downunder Drive — The Exciting New Aussie World Precinct

On the way to the Sunshine Coast, a stand-out attraction is the multi-award winning theme park, Aussie World. With its rides and games, water play area, shows and entertainment, and huge range of attractions, Aussie World has long been a much-loved venue for kids and families. Now with the announcement of an exciting five-year development …

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The Silver Fox – Connecting Generations Through Classroom Projects

The Silver Fox Community is a non profit organization that is changing views on how we age. Its main activity is to promote positive ageing and combat ageism through harnessing the professional skills of men and women, in their mid to later adulthood, in leading school projects with students from junior and senior grades. The …

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Will the Sunshine Coast be home to Australia’s biggest water park?

There has been an undercurrent of excitement rippling across the Sunshine Coast ever since plans for a proposed $400mil, 24ha water park – the biggest in Australia – were put forward for approval.  In early December 2016 that ripple of anticipation has grown considerably as SANAD Capital, the development company behind the plans, announced that it …

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Free help for Brisbane parents with postnatal depression

Are you having a baby, or recently had a baby, and are struggling to cope? Or do you know someone who is? If you were to believe the glossy magazines, you might think that having a baby is an easy or joyful time. But parenthood is not always peachy. One in 10 women experience depression …

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Must-have family memberships in Brisbane

Brisbane is the home of near-perfect weather, passionate sporting teams, world-famous zoos, thrill-laden theme parks and a vibrant arts community. To make the most of everything on offer, we have collated these must-have family memberships in Brisbane. Brisbane sport memberships Brisbanites love their sport, and now you can show your support for your favourite team …

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Becoming your own boss – Tips for getting your business idea off the ground

For many mums, starting their own business and becoming their own boss is the best way of juggling work and motherhood. Home-based businesses are one of the fastest growing business sectors in Australia, and mothers of young children are up to three times more likely to be self-employed than other working women, according to the …

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Brisbane mum finds her purpose in the world of Naturopathy

Brisbane mum Katherine Maslen’s drive to help people achieve optimum health before sickness sets in led her to invest her life savings into the launch of her Brisbane Natural Health clinic in 2011. Four years later Katherine’s unique business has experienced rapid growth, supporting 5,000 clients and generating almost a million dollars in turnover in …

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Free vision screening for all Brisbane Prep students

Every Prep student in Queensland will have their vision screened under the new Primary School Nurse Health Readiness Program, which was launched in Brisbane last month. The program aims to detect any vision conditions early, including amblyopia (or a ‘lazy eye’) which affects about 1 in every 50 Australian children. If left untreated, amblyopia can …

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Kings Co-op

Strawberry sundaes, Ferris Wheel rides and the animal petting area are just some of the attractions that make Brisbane Kids (and their parents!) look forward to their annual visit to the Ekka. But Kings Co-op, a new project transforming King Street in Bowen Hills, is part of a $2.9 billion redevelopment that will see Brisbane …

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Australian Air League For Kids

Do you have a young aviator in your family?  A child who can spot and name a plane from kilometres away? Then the Australian Air League can help them get up-close and personal with aircraft and flying! The Australian Air League is a not-for-profit, uniformed organisation that was established in the 1930’s during the Golden …

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Balancing Study and Motherhood: The Ultimate Endeavour

When you’ve got a six week old bundle of joy to look after, finding the time to study is a whole new ball game – and one that Endeavour College of Natural Health student Lexi Crouch is taking in her stride. The new mum has been studying online since giving birth, and plans to head …

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What most surprised me about becoming a working mama

By Nina Tovey When I first fell pregnant, I declared proudly to anyone who would listen I would never be one of ‘those mums’ who answered a work call with children detectable in the background. I would work out a way as the head of a busy public relations consultancy run from home to avoid …

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The Baby Sleep Project

The Baby Sleep Company have released their much awaited Child Baby Sleep Project which is a collection of videos and ebooks empowering parents to get their child sleeping. The owner of The Baby Sleep Company, Katie Forsythe revealed the idea came about by her inability to service the huge volume of parents who needed help …

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Can I become a foster carer?

At the heart of it, fostering is caring for another person’s child – for as little as a few days or weeks, or sometimes years until they’re able to join their family again or head out into the world as an adult. Never underestimate the lasting difference you could make in a child’s life by …

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A new career direction after becoming a mum | Martin Higher Education

Taking a break from your career to focus on being a mum may change how you feel about going back to work.  For many mums, having a baby makes them question if they really want to return to the same role. Perhaps your priorities and interests have changed and to be away from your little …

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WIN A Family Pass to Ekka 2016!

10 Family passes to the Ekka to give away! The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) has been bringing the country and city together since 1876, to celebrate and champion agriculture and the critical role it plays in our everyday lives. This year more than 400,000 people will come together to celebrate the 139th Ekka – a …

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Dads & Lads – FREE events for Dads and their boys in Brisbane

The statistics don’t lie. According to Beyond Blue, we have 180,000 young people currently experiencing depression, 440,000 young people currently experiencing an anxiety condition and 750,000 young people who currently have a mental health condition.  Mental health is no longer a stigma – it’s a common reality. The importance of father and son relationships Multiple …

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USA Monster Trucks at Archerfield will help raise money for children’s charities

Local 13 year old Autistic Boy, Ryen Andrews is preparing for the show of his life at the Archerfield Monster Truck spectacular on Saturday, 25th June 2016.  Ryen was non verbal until recently when his elite motorcyling skills and infectious attitude brought him to the attention of Monster Truck Promotions Australia. Ryen’s family and doctors noticed …

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What Is An MLAK & How Is It Helping Kids With Disabilities?

Do you have a child with a disability? It can often be challenging to have access to facilities that cater for your child’s special needs. However, there are a network of facilities out there that are available to parents of a child with a disability. The Master Locksmiths Access Key (MLAK) is a key that …

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Where Is the Closest Snow to Brisbane?

Every kid who’s ever watched Peppa Pig knows that with winter comes snow — white flufffy flurries that transform landscapes into magical winter wonderlands and beg to be made into snowmen, hurled in a snowball fight or zoomed down in sledges. It’s exciting and awesome … and sadly not likely to happen in Brisbane any …

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Faraway Competition – Seeking illustrations from 7-18 year olds

Inviting all young illustrators and artists! The Faraway Competition is open to all Australian young people aged 7 to 18. Illustrations need to be A5, ink on white paper, and respond to the theme ‘faraway’. Top prize is a $250 voucher towards Creative Write-it workshops, including their online mentorships. Winners will also be published in the Faraway anthology and will receive …

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Saving Our Waterways and Wildlife | Tangalooma EcoMarines

From fish and sea birds to rays and whales, our bays are teeming with amazing marine life. Where else can you witness baby turtles as they hatch from their nests and paddle down to the ocean, see a pod of dolphins surfing waves off the headland, and experience the joy of a humpback whale breeching …

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How much does your baby understand about emotion?

Recently, as I watched my mother being passed my baby nephew for the first time, I noticed how her face changed to an animated wide-mouthed smile and how she said “Hello baby” in a soft tender voice. The cooing tones of “baby talk” that we’re all familiar with. These changes of facial expression and tone …

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Introducing … The Joey Swing!

Here at Brisbane Kids, we LOVE parks and we LOVE opportunities for parents and kids to have fun together, which is why we think this latest invention is pretty AWESOME! How many times have you tried to sit on a swing and somehow hold your little one in your lap at the same time? How …

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Mater Little Miracles 5ks Walk 2016

As one of Australia’s largest maternity services, Mater is paving the way in giving Queensland’s tiniest patients the best possible start to life. From pregnancy to birth and infancy, Mater supports families and cares for thousands of seriously ill and premature babies – affectionately known as Mater Little Miracles. Mater Little Miracles 5ks Walk is …

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St John’s a launchpad to future thinkers’ success at NASA

Forest Lake one day, NASA the next: A group of Brisbane school students are on their way to the Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, chosen as the most innovative junior minds in Australia. The 26 St John’s Anglican College ‘Future Thinkers’ were the only students nationally selected for the second year running to join a hand-picked …

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Casting Call for Matilda the Musical

Matilda The Musical was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company (“RSC”) and is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox). It is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda …

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Private Health Insurance premiums increase again – Complete the survey and win a Misfit Rays health tracker!

It seems to be a fact of life in Australia – in April every year our health insurance premiums increase in price and we weigh up whether we really can afford to have private health cover. Particularly for families, the rise in insurance premiums can put a lot of pressure on finances, and it may …

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How Do I Talk About Sex With My Child

In the past, many parents did not feel comfortable in talking to their children about sexual matters. At most, children received ‘The Talk’ or perhaps a book under the pillow just before puberty. Today, most parents and carers want their children to feel positive about their sexuality as they grow up. A person’s sexuality is …

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Knock on Wood Toys | High Quality Wooden Toys in Brisbane

Wooden toys are usually better quality than plastic toys, and are often more educational too. But it can be difficult to find them in conventional toy shops or department stores. To meet this need, Craig and Kate Aitken have opened Knock on Wood Toys, a boutique toy shop dedicated to selling high quality wooden toys …

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20 Ways To Reduce Your Electricity Bill In Queensland

Have you ever opened your electricity bill and had that sinking feeling? Living in Queensland, it’s easy to use a lot of electricity, particularly on cooling, which is why thanks to Origin Energy we have compiled the top 20 ways to save money on your energy bill. Lowering your energy consumption means not only more cash in …

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Monthly Membership at Australia Zoo

Get unlimited entry to Australia Zoo with our amazing animals, ripper events and incredible wildlife shows for only $9 a month for adults and $6 a month for children with a minimum 12 month contract term.* That’s only $1 a day for a family of 4! Australia Zoo is home to over 1,200 animals with …

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Where Can You Buy Your Own Native Bees In Brisbane

How awesome would it be to have your own supply of native honey and know that you are helping to save the planet for future Brisbane Kids at the same time. You might be surprised to find it’s really easy to do with ready made native bee hives which are beginning to pop up in …

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Imagine your ideal park and win a $500 Coles Myer Voucher!

Lendlease wants to create the best parks, and they want your ideas and input! If you could create a park, what would it look like? Would you have more trees, skate ramps, nature play, signage? Or would you create something completely new and different? Tell Lendlease what you love best about your local park or …

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Until What Age Should I Still Be Holding My Child’s Hand?

Pedestrian Safety Campaign from CARRS-Q We all held our children’s hands around roads when they were really young, but do we let go too soon? QUT’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety — Queensland (CARRS-Q) recently conducted an Australia-wide survey of parents focused on keeping kids safe around roads and cars. The results will …

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ZOO RUN @ Sea World | Charity Run for Wildlife Conservation

When it comes to our wonderful Australian wildlife and marine life, many of us are concerned about the welfare and protection of these beautiful creatures. Yet more often than not, we tend to believe that there is little we as individuals can do to make a difference. Gladly local teenager, Tegan Lather, is showing the …

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CHILDREN’S AUDITIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE SOUND OF MUSIC

The producers of the world’s favourite musical, The Sound of Music, are looking for 18 incredibly talented children to participate in the new production which will commence in Brisbane at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre in March 2016. Where are Brisbane’s Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta and Gretl? The children are expected to have a high level …

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Domestic Violence Support in Brisbane

Domestic Violence is something that can affect anyone – men, women, children. The majority of domestic violence occurs behind closed doors, usually within the home and while the statistics for cases of domestic violence are high, the exact figures will go unknown due to the high number of unreported domestic violence incidents that occur in …

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Radio Station For Kids | Kinderling Radio

Kinderling Radio is an exciting new radio station, specifically for children 0 – 6 years and their parents. It was launched in June 2015 and is available in two formats – on DAB (digital radio) and via live streaming from your PC, laptop, mobile or tablet device. Lorna Clarkson, music director for Kinderling Radio describes …

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Ryan’s Rule

Ryan’s Rule| The Rule That Could Save Your Child’s Life Despite being launched in 2013, many of us have still not heard of Ryan’s Rule — a rule that can literally save the life of a child or any loved one. Here at Brisbane Kids, we have the utmost respect and appreciation for the work …

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Collect all 14 Best of BBC Earth DVDs with The Sunday Mail

Start your BEST OF BBC DVD collection this weekend when you buy The Sunday Mail. There are 14 different DVDs to collect from the BBC’s most respected documentary makers – Sir David Attenborough, Brian Cox and “Deadly 60” presenter Steve Backshall. The first DVD and Collector’s Case are FREE with purchase of The Sunday Mail …

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Saturday Cubby Club for Special Needs Children boosted by local bequest

Thanks to the generous donation from the estate of Redlands’ local, Ian Webster-McDougall, Play List Group’s new Saturday Cubby Club will go ahead. This much-needed program for local children with low to moderate disabilities will provide sensory play activities and music therapy for children aged up to 13 years. The executor of the estate of Ian …

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Meet the Cancer Council’s newest ambassador – Peppa Pig!

With support from the brand’s worldwide distributor Entertainment One (eOne), Peppa Pig, the newest ambassador for Cancer Council, will be showing she cares, with a range of fundraising Daffodil Day products available at Coles & Coles Express stores nationwide. Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day on 28th August represents hope for a cancer-free future and raises vital …

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New Visual Menu Gives People with Disabilities Greater Independence

Seagulls Club in Tweed Heads have recently launched a new initiative to provide greater independence for people with disabilities when visiting their Club. They have put together a visual menu in their Mangrove restaurant, which means children and adults with a disability or developmental delay, can order from a modified menu which includes simpler descriptions …

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The Amazing Zhus – A brand new toy product to hit Brisbane stores

Have you seen the latest toy creation from the makers of Zhu Zhu Pets in stores yet? Just released this month, The Amazing Zhus are four motorised magician pets that can perform tricks, stunts and illusions. Coupled with the Magic Disappearing Box, the Magician Hat, Sword Box, High Dive and Tomato Can, your child could …

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Swimming Pool Fence Laws Queensland

30th November 2015 is fast approaching …why is this date important I hear you ask? Well, ALL pools must comply with QLD pool safety laws by this time or face fines of up to $18000! Harsh but true, even though Child drownings have halved since QLD introduced the laws in 1991, an estimated 50 children …

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CitySmart: Reduce Your Juice Program

Electricity prices seem to be continuously on the rise these days, resulting in increasing electricity bills for families. For young, low income earners, these increased expenses can be even more challenging; particularly when juggling with things such as rent, car expenses and other day to day living costs. As a way of reducing some of the …

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Join the Revolution | Food Revolution Day

Please note: This event has now finished. Here at Brisbane Kids, we are passionate about celebrating childhood and enriching kids’ lives. But it’s not all playgrounds and parties … it’s about giving our little ones the best start in life, and that begins with protecting their precious little bodies and nurturing their beautiful souls. Here’s …

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Dads Opting out of Parent Pay

(Written 20.4.15). If you are expecting a new addition to the family, it could pay to read this article. Figures show more than two thirds of fathers (or partners) who are eligible for government-funded paid parental leave aren’t applying for it. That’s one of the findings of an independent review of the national Paid Parental Leave …

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Vaccination: Bridging the Great Divide

Sponsored by Nuffnang and Medicare Local With the recent government decision to curb childcare and family tax payments for ‘conscientious objectors’ to childhood vaccination, the great vaccination debate has once again flooded the media and social media alike. We’ve all read the varied reactions and it’s clear that this subject is extremely divisive … But …

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The rise of the mega park! Exciting times for Brisbane Kids

Here at Brisbane Kids, we know parks! We know the best parks around, from awesome fenced parks for toddlers, to large adventure playgrounds for older kids. But there’s a new type of park on the scene, one that has everyone very excited … It’s known as the mega park and it’s taking Brisbane and the …

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Brisbane’s best locations for family photos

Being a mum and the wife of photographer means I am acutely aware of how much we treasure photos of our family. I also appreciate just how hard it can seem to get nice photos. We shoot our photography sessions on location, which means we either come to your house or meet you somewhere in …

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Mandatory Vaccination In Australia Is Here

Parents who consciously object to vaccinating their children will lose a raft of childcare and welfare payments from the 1st of January next year. The Federal Government has announced the end of the conscientious objector exemption for access to the Child Care Rebate, Child Care Benefits and Family Tax Benefit Part A end of year …

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Ross River Fever Outbreak in Brisbane

According to Queensland Health, more than 3500 people have contracted Ross River Fever from mosquitoes since January this year, including a large number from Brisbane and surrounding areas. We asked Associate Professor David Ward, an expert in tropical medicine, how Brisbane families can avoid infection, and the symptoms to look out for if you have …

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Rating Queensland Childcare Centres: What is it all about?

With the release of the latest government report on children’s education and care services, giving ratings for childcare centres and similar services based on the National Quality Framework, many of us are left wondering what the NQF actually is and what the ratings system is all about. Knowing the great value of quality early childhood …

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Where You Can Get Australian Frozen Berries

There is some berry good news for Brisbane families that want to buy Australian frozen berries! Matilda’s Frozen Berries In early 2015, a number of Australians became ill with Hepatitis A after eating frozen berries that had been imported from China. Now, there is a delicious, healthy and safe option that supports Australian farmers. (Always …

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Vaccination rules for child care

The State Government will introduce legislation this year to give child care centres the power to reject children who aren’t fully vaccinated. It’s part of a move to boost immunisation rates which fell to just over 92 per cent late last year, below the 95 per cent target needed to provide ‘safe heard immunity’. The …

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Neighbour Day in Brisbane

Everyone has had good neighbours, and ones they’d gladly swap. There are the neighbours who share their abundant paw paw crop, bring in abandoned wheelie bins and quickly cast a whipper snipper across an overgrown verge. The best neighbours are there at two o’clock in the morning when the alarm in a random parked car …

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March Community Week – FREE ADMISSION FOR HELPERS

During the month of March, Wet n Wild is celebrating their community heroes by offering staged FREE entry for Australian Emergency Services, Doctors, Nurses and Carers, Defence Force, Teachers and Educational staff. PLUS as an extra show of generosity  they are extending a discount for up to 3 friends and family. Despite a lot of social …

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Where Can You Pay for Petrol at the Pump in Brisbane?

Paying for petrol when you have kids in the car can be a bit of a nightmare. Gone are the days when a helpful attendant would pump your petrol and process payment for you. The best way to avoid the “un-win-able” situation of whether to leave your kids in the car or take them with …

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How to find out if Brisbane schools, daycare centres and kindies are closed

In the middle of a Brisbane storm or the aftermath of an unexpected weather event, one of the main things parents wonder about is whether their child’s school, daycare centre or kindergarten is open or closed. In the case of severe weather situations, or even health and safety situations, such as measles outbreaks, these services …

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What Should Be In Your Cyclone Emergency Kit

The Australian Cyclone Season runs from from the 1 November to 30 April each year, with Queensland residents accustomed to regular annual cyclone warnings. While the majority of these cyclones won’t cross the coast and even less making it to Brisbane, there is still the need to be prepared. It is often the heavy winds and …

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Can you leave your kids in the car while you get petrol?

Leaving the kids alone in the car at a petrol station is often a contentious topic, with much of the community divided in their opinions and not afraid to criticise those who take the other side, as we recently discovered when trying to gather anecdotal information for this post on our Facebook page. What we …

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Help for sick country kids in Brisbane

Finding out your child needs an urgent operation, has cancer, or a chronic disease is unimaginably stressful. Now consider getting the diagnosis in a country town, vast distances from the specialist medical care required. This article is about where to get help for sick kids who are from rural Queensland. This is the reality facing …

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Sunshine Park – A New Sunshine Coast Water Park

It’s early days, but we’re super excited that one of the best holiday destinations for Brisbane Kids is poised to become even better. The Sunshine Coast Regional Council has given preliminary approval to a new waterpark and resort at Glenview – on the southern end of the coast – near Australia Zoo. A brand new …

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Mater doctors perform lifesaving surgery – in the womb

  Sharon O’Neill was giddy with excitement. She was convinced she was having a girl. After delivering two healthy baby boys, this third pregnancy felt different. Sharon and her husband Lyndon held hands in happy anticipation at their 19 week scan. But unfortunately Sharon’s hunch was wrong. The reason her pregnancy felt different was because …

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High School in Year Seven

The holidays are almost over and the start of a new school year will be upon us in days. But this year is different. In what the government is calling “the biggest change to education in 50 years”, high school will now start in year seven. It’s a change that’s been a long time in …

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Kindy entry age changes affect Brisbane families

Many Brisbane families may be unaware that there was an abrupt change recently introduced which affects the entry age requirements for children attending kindergarten (pre-prep) in Queensland. Previously, a child needed to be four years old by June 30 to participate in a kindergarten program. Under the new changes, introduced in January 2015, a child …

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Party pooper or party blooper?

By now you’ve probably heard about the British Mum who sent an invoice home in the backpack of  five-year-old Alex Nash; a friend of her son who was a no-show at his recent birthday party.  The £15.95 invoice (roughly $30AUD) was a bill for out-of-pocket expenses, since Alex’s parents had previously confirmed that he was …

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Changes to Queensland’s Bike Riding Rules

Attention all Brisbane bicycle riders and drivers (so pretty much everyone). The start of each new year brings a raft of law changes and this time they include new rules for cyclists. The State Government says the changes were prompted by a safety review and are designed to update confusing or inconsistent rules. They also …

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Minors and Alcohol — What Does the Law Actually Say?

When it comes to minors (those under 18 years of age) and alcohol, there is always going to be a long and lasting debate over what is and is not acceptable. What is more worrying though, is that there is also a large degree of confusion over what is and is not actually legal. Is …

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Snakes in Brisbane | Avoiding slithering Summer visitors

Snakes. It’s probably not the first ‘S’ word most of us associate with Summer. But as the weather warms up, close encounters with these feared reptiles can become more common. And so can snake bites. In September and October 2014 alone, the RACQ CareFlight helicopter transported seven Queenslanders to hospital after they were bitten by …

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Kid Friendly Brisbane

Kid friendly things to do in Brisbane Brisbane and the surrounding areas are full of entertaining activities for your Brisbane Kids, including many activities you may not have thought of as being “kid friendly”. Educational Fun in Brisbane Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, located in the Brisbane Botanical Gardens in Mt Coot-tha, has several programs to …

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Tangalooma Resort welcomes a new baby dolphin!

The wild dolphin, Silhouette, has birthed a healthy calf in Tangalooma one year after losing her first offspring. Reasons for the first calf’s death are not known. Silhouette, now a mature 10 years old, was in rough water with her baby. Ranger Susan Hassard expressed much joy over the new little one and could see …

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Brisbane Storm Recovery

Brisbane residents are used to storms, but wow, yesterday’s was an absolute doozy. Packing similar wind speeds to a category two cyclone and car-smashing hail the size of oranges. Tens of thousands of Brisbane households are still dealing with the aftermath. Here’s some information that might come in handy. Power outages The numbers are ever …

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Is it okay to leave kids alone in cars?

We’ve all been there — you need to pay at the petrol station but you have a carful of kids, you want to quickly duck into a shop for a last-minute grocery item and wish you didn’t have to drag the children with you, your little one has fallen asleep in their car seat and …

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Renovations at Rocks Riverside Park make it safer and more fun for Brisbane Kids! (2014)

As Brisbane’s largest riverfront park and featuring a huge array of play spaces and equipment, Rocks Riverside Park is a firm favourite with families in the western suburbs and beyond. When the weather heats up, the water play area is the perfect place for Brisbane Kids to splash about, have fun and cool down. The …

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When is it ok to leave kids at home alone?

“Ma’am, I’m eight years old. You think I would be here *alone*? I don’t think so.” Macaulay Culkin’s breakthrough performance in the cult classic movie Home Alone was full of comedic magic. But the question of when to leave children unsupervised is a serious one for many Brisbane families. Some parents want to watch their …

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Measles in Brisbane

The number of measles cases in Queensland has hit a 17 year high.. A Queensland Health spokeswoman says 70 people have been diagnosed with the disease in 2014 so far – 31 of them are children aged under 18. That’s about three times higher than the average measles rate. With cases on the rise, Brisbane …

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How will the Brisbane G20 Summit Affect Your Family?

The final countdown is on! In under three weeks Brisbane will host the G20 Leaders’ Summit – a gathering of leaders from twenty advanced and emerging economies. Putting geopolitics and possible “shirt-frontings” aside, what will it mean for Brisbane families? Brisbane G20 Dates 2014 The summit will be held at the Convention Centre at South …

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What does the Australian National Curriculum Review mean for parents?

Our children’s education is something that all parents have a vested interest in and it therefore becomes one of the most hotly debated topics in the news, online and in the playground. Changes to the curriculum Education and its delivery is an organic beast. It continuously transforms thanks to studies into teaching techniques, changes in …

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BYOx | Education Queensland’s Bring Your Own Device Program

The information age has well and truly changed the way we live and work and schools are no exception. A revolution is underway when it comes to how Brisbane Kids learn and how their teachers teach. What is the BYOx Program in Queensland Schools? Some parents might have heard of the BYOx program. It stands …

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Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital

Brisbane families take note: Australia’s largest paediatric hospital is set to open in South Brisbane one month before Christmas. The Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital brings together all of the services and staff of the Royal Children’s and Mater Children’s hospitals. Based in a new building next to the Mater, the merged facility will open its …

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First 5 Forever Family Literacy Program

Worryingly, the importance of reading, singing and rhyme isn’t well understood in Queensland. It’s prompted the State Government to support the First 5 Forever literacy program. Run through public libraries, First 5 Forever is about improving the outcomes for all Queensland children 0-5 years by supporting confidence around communication and learning through everyday experiences. According to the …

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Magpie Season in Brisbane | How to Stay Safe from Magpies

Spring has sprung and in Queensland this means magpie families are flourishing in our trees. While this fills our ears with their pretty song, it also puts us at risk of their protective behaviour. Like all parents, magpies are intense and focussed when it comes to protecting their kids. Magpie season in Brisbane While Magpie …

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Free Help for Brisbane Women with Postnatal Depression

Are you or someone you know experiencing prenatal or postnatal depression? For the first time in Australia, free support is being offered to Brisbane mums via QUT Health Clinics, in partnership with The White Cloud Foundation. The service is open to the public so that mums and mums-to-be can access a multidisciplinary team consisting of a …

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Jacarandas in Brisbane | When & where to find them this year

Purple Spring Blooms – A photographic guide to Brisbane’s Jacarandas As Brisbane wakes from its wintery slumber, the hills, parks and water-front blossom into a burst of spring colour. When and where can you find Jacarandas in Brisbane this year?Jacaranda season is soon approaching, with Brisbane showing off some of the best blooms in Australia. …

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The Lion King Exhibition

A must see exhibition for any Lion King fan! The Art of The Lion King Exhibition at the Tony Gould Gallery at QPAC provides a rare glimpse behind the scenes of The Lion King and its journey from movie to stage production. Brisbane is the first Australian city to host the exhibition which includes set …

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What To Do With Your Leftover Nappies When You Live In Brisbane

Do you have any leftover, unused disposable nappies in your nappy bag, at the back of a cupboard, in the car? Maybe your little one grew out of a size before you finished the box or you bought a brand that didn’t suit your child. If this is the case, even if it’s just one …

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Protecting Our Children From Sexploitation

PLEASE NOTE: The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent the views of Brisbane Kids and its employees. Brisbane Kids aims to provide a forum for parents and caregivers to form their own opinions through reading the expert advice offered on our site and by reading about the experiences of others. Most people …

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Twenty celebrities you never knew were Brisbane Kids!

Ever wondered what your Brisbane Kid might be when they grow up? Well, based on where these celebrity Brisbanites have ended up, the world could be their oyster! Check out these celebrities who are all Brisbane Kids born and bred — you’ll never believe who went to your local school! 1. Jacinda Barrett Super famous …

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Indooroopilly Shopping Centre School Holiday Activity

Looking for a unique and FREE school holiday experience where your Brisbane Kid can learn a new skill? Well why not introduce them to the workings of animation at the Prendi Animation Centre? What is the Prendi Animation Centre? The Prendi Animation Centre is an interactive, digital learning space where children can learn about animation, …

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Roald Dahl’s The BFG is coming to the Big Screen!

Many of us have fond memories of childhoods spent getting lost in the amazingly imaginative worlds created by author Roald Dahl in his books, so, when we heard that one of our absolute favourites – The BFG – was coming to the big screen, we experienced some mixed emotions. Will This Roald Dahl Movie Live …

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Reconnecting Children With Nature | Nature Tales

A free community event called NATURE TALES has been launched in the Moreton Bay Region. Nature Tales is about reconnecting children with nature in a fun and innovative way. The program is the creation of The Roar Initiative Inc; its founders, Sherry Bruce and Marissa Ward have put together a team of creative and ambitious …

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Is Costco in Brisbane Worth Going To?

After years of rumours followed by months of anticipation, finally Queensland has its very first Costco! But with a $60 annual membership ($55 for ABN holders) we all must ask ourselves, is it really worth it for my family? Is Costco North Lakes worth the membership fee? First impressions: Now that the initial hype is …

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Mater Mothers’ Hospital High Tea

On Friday 9 May, Mater Mothers’ Hospitals treated mums to a delightful high tea filled with delicious treats and fun times to celebrate an early Mother’s Day at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Mums were pampered with hand massages using Mater Body Balm for pregnancy and enjoyed a mouth-watering selection of fruit, pastries, cakes …

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The Great Queensland Week Adventure Trail

Queensland Week is almost here! How many people in our beautiful city are actually aware that Queensland Week is almost upon us?   That’s right, from 31 May – 8 June our wonderful state (the best one there is!) with its culture, heritage, people and industry is going to be celebrated by all who love it.  …

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Craft at Home with Mister Maker Products Australia

Mister Maker is the ultimate children’s art and crafts show that teaches and entertains in fun and imaginative ways. Mister Maker encourages every child to be a confident artist and ‘have a go’ themselves. The show stimulates kid’s personal and social growth through fun, play and experimentation, and inspires children to learn new art techniques. …

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