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Adelaide's best kids classes, programs, courses, online learning and extra curricular activities! From cooking schools, to music lessons, team sports to trampoline sports, art classes, STEM, all kinds of dance and more. This is a great place to get ideas for keeping little brains and bodies busy, active and learning!

Kids Sport in Adelaide

There’s a huge range of sports available to kids in Adelaide. Kids of all ages and abilities can enjoy soccer, cricket, footy, netball, basketball, athletics, gymnastics, circus school and even programs that let you try a number of sports in one program. Kids sport is not only heaps of fun it’s also a great way to get the kids outdoors and active as well as teaching them important team work  and socialiaising skills.
Classes start from as young as toddlers right up to teens and a lot of places offer come and try first lessons if you’re not sure if a sport is right for you.

Kids Dance Lessons in Adelaide

Are you looking for an Adelaide Dance School for your kids? Whether it’s ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop or latin dancing for fun or for more advanced dancers there are plenty of options all over the city. Below are a few of our top picks.

Kids Cooking Classes in Adelaide

Some kids love sport, some kids love craft and some kids LOVE to cook! (and how lucky are the families of those kids! well played Mums and Dads) We’re pretty lucky here in Adelaide that there are a number of cooking schools around the place offering both one off school holiday classes as well as regularly weekly sessions your kids can sign up for. They can learn to bake a cake, make the perfect scrambled egg and even try their hand at Japanese pancakes! They’ll not only learn how to follow a recipe and measure ingredients, they’ll also learn about food, nutrition and experimenting with food. It all sounds yummy to us!

Adelaide Learn to Swim Classes

Swimming is a life skill. Enrolling your kids in lessons is all about education and teaching them a skill that one day might save their life. Below are some of the places in Adelaide you can enrol your kids into Learn to Swim programs. Most starting from the age of 6 months right up to squad swimming. Click each venues website for more information.

Kids Drama, Art and Music Classes in Adelaide

Lights, camera action! Does your child love making up their own plays to perform? Maybe they turn anything around the house into an instrument or they have shown a talent for art? Whether it is drama, art or music that your child is drawn to, getting them involved in a class is a great way to improve their skills, build confidence and make new friends. We have a range of tuition options all over Adelaide that will nurture their creative side and give them opportunities to perform and create.

Early Learning Centres in Adelaide

Choosing to put your kids into child care is a BIG decision! Then the next big decision – which Early Learning Centre is best for your child and family? There is a lot to take into consideration, such as location, size, fees, are meals provided, staff and just the “feel” of the place… choosing an Early Learning Centre is certainly something you get a gut feel about, right?

There are heaps of great child care & Early Learning Centres across Adelaide to choose from. You can rest easy, knowing your bundle of joy will be well cared for, have a rich educational experience and best of all, HAVE FUN once you have chosen your perfect Centre. Have a look below for some great Early Learning Centres and child care options all over Adelaide.

Online Learning and Tutoring in Adelaide

Gone are the days when you’d just pay your 15 year old neighbour to help your child with their homework! Kids tutoring in Adelaide has come a long way and there are some seriously great options available now (all much more qualified than your teenage neighbour!). Whether it’s a bit of extra help in a subject or two or some extension work for kids who need an extra challenge there are lots of online learning and kids tutoring options here in Adelaide.

Baby and Toddler Classes in Adelaide

Big kids can't have all the fun! Babies and toddlers have plenty to choose from when it comes to mums and bubs, baby sensory and classes for toddlers in Adelaide. It's all fun and games but also a great way to bond with your baby and make new friends!

Private Schools in Adelaide

Adelaide is lucky to have a number of outstanding Independent, Private and Catholic schools. Whether you are looking for all boys, all girls or co-ed, you are sure to find a private school in Adelaide to suit your child – after all, where to send your child to school is a huge decision!

Other places for kids to Learn in Adelaide

Baby and Toddler Classes in Adelaide

Get your babies out and about, socialising and most of all having lots of fun! Baby and Toddler classes in Adelaide can start as young as birth. Baby and toddler classes help your child with early learning and development, teaching them valuable skills from movement to language, motor skills, emotional regulation more. They’re also great for parent-child bonding and social skills and a great way for you to get out of the house and hang...

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A to Zoo at Adelaide Zoo

Nurture your little one’s curiosity for animals and the natural world! Designed for little adventurers 2-5, see Adelaide Zoo’s animals brought to life over a series of eight play-based, creative learning sessions.Learn about a new species each week at our large open-plan space devoted to craft with a cosy nook for storytelling, music and movement, plus an adventure through the zoo to meet the animal up close. A much-loved program among members...

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Adelaide Zoo

Find it at: Adelaide Zoo (Frome Rd, Adelaide) If you haven’t been to Adelaide Zoo in a while, you might be surprised by how much has changed. From the new Penguin Bay to the Red Panda Runway and Tamarins on the Run tunnels, the primate boardwalk where you can sit for hours watching the siamang and gibbons swing and play above your head to the cheeky meerkats and of course our two famous Pandas – you won’t know where tolook first!...

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The Hahndorf Farm Barn

Find it at: Mount Barker Road,  Hahndorf Adelaide’s Hahndorf Farm Barn is a unique blend of a children’s farmyard and wildlife park. You can hold, touch and feed most of the animals in complete safety and at your own comfort level. Find out how animals are born, grow and live on a farm. A visit to Adelaide’s Hahndorf Farm Barn is not just about family fun activities or keeping the kids entertained –...

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REVIEW | Tea Tree Gully Kindergym

Kindergym at Tea Tree Gully Gymsports operates through the school term which is perfect for keeping the littles busy during the week. They run hourly sessions all through the morning and a couple in the afternoon, giving you plenty of choice for times that suit you on any given weekday. We gave Tea Tree Gully Kindergym a try during Term 1, 2024 and found it was a great way to keep our kids engaged and active. Read on for our full review! On...

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Early Learning / Childcare Centres in Adelaide

Choosing to put your kids into child care is a BIG decision! Then the next big decision – which Early Learning Centre is best for your child and family? There is a lot to take into consideration, such as location, size, fees, are meals provided, staff and just the “feel” of the place… choosing an Early Learning Centre is certainly something you get a gut feel about, right? There are heaps of great child care & Early Learning Centres across...

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Say Hello to your local Library

When did libraries get so cool?Libraries across South Australia have seriously stepped up their game at the hub of all things community and have moved way beyond just books and encyclopedias!Libraries aren’t just bricks and books anymore. They are community hubs, they are a place to escape, a place for fun, a place to learn, a place to sit quietly and a place to sit not so quietly. There’s libraries with virtual reality, libraries with baby...

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Gorge Wildlife Park, Cudlee Creek

The Gorge Wildlife Park is not your average wildlife park but a place where people and animals get together. Situated in the picturesque Adelaide Hills and only a 40-minute drive from Adelaide, the park offers an up-close and personal experience to an extensive range of Australian and exotic animals, birds and reptiles. We have visited many times now with kids of all ages. recently visited with the kids aged 8 and 4 and the whole family loved...

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StoryTime App – make your child the star of their own story!

StoryTimeApp is changing the game in a world filled with screens and solo play, bringing back the joy of shared stories with a fresh, exciting twist. This app has won over families by turning screen time into a fun, interactive, and learning-filled experience. It’s not just another app; it’s a whole universe of over 6000 characters and stories that light up kids’ imaginations and get the whole family involved.  Use the...

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Shadow Initiation at the South Australian Museum

Escape rooms are a great family activity. Solving puzzles, discovering clues, working together whilst locked in a little room. It’s guaranteed fun. But, what if you weren’t locked in a little room? What if your escape room was the entire South Australian Museum? Instead of frantically searching an enclosed space for keys and clues and hidden objects – you and your family could be racing through the Museum, searching for the...

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Mini Max at AFL Max

If you have a 2 to 4 year old who loves footy, or just being active, then do we have something for you! AFL Max is a world class facility out at the airport, we all know that. But for a few terms this year we took along our active 2 year old to 45 minute sessions once a week, for structured fundamental movement skill sessions….Mini Max and Miniest Max! Yes footy played a key theme but it is just a small part in what will become a standard...

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Adelaide Learn to Swim

Swimming is a life skill. Enrolling your kids in lessons is all about education and teaching them a skill that one day might save their life. The sad truth…Between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015, 271 people drowned in Australian waters. Children under five are the age group that is most at risk of drowning and the majority occur in and around the home, most commonly in home swimming pools.These statistics are a confronting reminder for parents to...

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Kids Sports Adelaide

There’s a huge range of sports available to kids in Adelaide. Kids of all ages and abilities can enjoy soccer, cricket, footy, netball, basketball, athletics, gymnastics, circus school and even programs that let you try a number of sports in one program. Kids sport is not only heaps of fun it’s also a great way to get the kids outdoors and active as well as teaching them important team work  and socialiaising skills.Classes start from as...

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CBCA Book Week 2023 – Costume Ideas

2023 Theme – Read, Grow, Inspire | 2023 Shortlist – click here 2023 Book Week Costume Ideas The KiA team are a bit divided about costumes. Some of us LOVE IT (me) and some of us despise it (most of the others) so whether your a DIY, make it from scratch, hot glue gun costume connoisseur, a buy it all online and pay extra for express post panicker or a do your best with what you’ve got at home type of costume designer...

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Emerging Minds Families. An online information hub to help parents support children’s mental health

Emerging Minds, a Federally-funded infant and child mental health organisation, has launched a free online resource called Emerging Minds Families, an online information hub to help parents support children’s mental health As a result of three years of COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions, mental health difficulties in infants and children has become more prevalent than people realise. This new online hub includes videos, fact sheets, web...

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Australian Space Discovery Centre, Adelaide

5, 4, 3, 2 ,1…………..Hey Adelaide, are you ready to get excited about space?The Australian Space Discovery Centre (ASDC) has landed at in the McEwin Building at Lot Fourteen (North Terrace, Adelaide) and is open to the public! (click here to book your visit now) The Discovery Centre aims to inspire the next generation of the space workforce with stories of innovation, curiosity and technology. It offers a place for the...

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Farm Shed Heritage Museum, Kadina

A hidden gem and definite highlight at the Copper Coast Tourism Centre activity list was the Farm Shed Heritage Museum. The name is deceiving – I was expecting a single shed with a few tractors and boy, was I wrong! It comprises of a seemingly unending number of displays, large sheds and warehouses housing a range of historical and current day farming machines and tools. Every kid loves a tractor and they won’t be disappointed here. Take...

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Kids Podcasts from LiSTNR

Podcasts just for kids. Perfect for school holiday car trips, camping, bedtimes, quiet times, giggle times and everything in between! These are great if the kids need a bit of downtime, or you need a few minutes for yourself. From a hilarious podcast about the human body, a detective series that investigates killer butterflies and glow worms, to art-curious kids who investigate what freaky snakes have to do with art, an age-appropriate news...

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Baby Sensory and Toddler Sense

About Baby Sensory and Toddler Sense The award winning programmes have been running for 8 years in Adelaide and focus on brain development through play and fun. Every session is jam-packed with fabulous activities and fun adventures to help your child develop vital physical, communication, social and intellectual skills that form the foundation of all future learning. Toddler classes include additional opportunities for your child to burn off...

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TA DA – It’s Lolly Jar!

Lolly Jar Circus is South Australia’s only inclusive circus school.  It runs all the activities you would expect at a circus school – tumbling, aerial, stilt-walking, hula hoop, juggling and plate-spinning – but it is inclusive of children and young people with disabilities or at social risk.  It is welcoming of people from all cultures.  The “lollies” in the jar are the young people in all their amazing diversity and the lid is...

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Adelaide Central Market

The Adelaide Central Market is always a hive of activity and are a great place to explore piles of scrumptious fresh food from a variety of cultures. There’s loads for kids to learn, mountains of foods to choose from and plenty of activities to enjoy. Some of the activities include face painting, cooking demonstrations, small goods appreciation classes, live entertainment and more! Opening hours: Tuesday7.00am – 5.30pmWednesday*9.00am –...

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The Vickers Vimy

From Monday 19th of December you can visit one of the world’s most prized aviation exhibits at the ground floor of the terminal at Adelaide Airport, opposite the entrance of the Altura Hotel. The brand new state of the art exhibition showcases the historic 100 year old bi-plane made famous from its journey from England to Australia in 1919. It took brothers Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith along with Jim Bennet and Wally Shiers 28 days to...

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The Pass It On Series

The creators behind The Pass It On Series, Daniella & Vince aim to spread kindness, happiness, love and hope in the world and their books certainly do that! Since receiving copies of their first two books “A Piece Of Happy” and “Nonna Lives Here” they have become firm favourites in our house. Their third book “A Sprinkle Of Kindness” has just been released and is already on high rotation too! These are...

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Experience the Green Leaves Difference

For families, the search for the right early learning centre can be overwhelming. Common factors being considered include location, general health and safety, and quality of care. Yet, there are other factors such as curriculum and learning programs that play an important part in providing a platform for your child to thrive. Families at Green Leaves Early Learning enjoy the convenience and peace of mind of all-inclusive fees. This means...

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Celebrating National Science Week with recommended books for inquisitive minds.

We LOVE books here at Kids in Adelaide and we LOVE science, so we thought we’d put together a list of our favourite science themed books for you to try this National Science Week. No matter what area of science your kids are interested in, you’ll find a book over at Booktopia for them to learn more about their favourite topic. There are books on astronomy, plants and nature, inventing, space, animals, insects and heaps more! They...

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NAIDOC Week in South Australia

NAIDOC Week celebrations for 2022 will be held from 3-10 July 2022 with the theme ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’. NAIDOC week celebrates and recognises the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It’s an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. You can support...

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Woodville Little Learners

Welcome to Woodville Little Learners where your most precious people are our priority. You can find this centre in the leafy suburb of Woodville, nestled on the first floor above the medical centre. This purpose built early learning centre is a state of the art facility with a commercial kitchen, acoustic ceilings, open plan design with spacious outdoor deck and ambient relaxation zones. As well as the physical environment, at Woodville Little...

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Goalstar Rewards

Goal setting and tracking tool to motivate your child for success! Goalstar Rewards is an Aussie based website and app that helps kids and parents with goal setting and keeping kids motivated. The website offers a FREE 4 week trial so you can really give it a good trial before you commit to buy. Create goals for academics, sport, social and behaviour and then put the steps (missions) in place for those goals to be completed. They can be...

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Artventure

We have just discovered the BEST way to keep the kids busy, give them positive ‘screen time’ and learn some amazing art skills – ARTVENTURE! If you haven’t heard of Artventure before, it is an online video art lesson platform giving kids the ability to express themselves, extend their art skills and build their confidence. It’s perfect for kids aged 4-12 or for your teenager, their Art Eye Deer program will be...

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Kozy Kids Childcare at Glenside

You’ll be impressed with your choice of local childcare services, but no more so than Kozy Kids located in the heart of the Cedar Woods development. Kozy Kids at Glenside boasts brand-new, purpose-built environments developed through a collaboration between architects and the Kozy Kids team. This means their environments are not only functional but built with an understanding of children, education, and quality care in mind. The new development...

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 Tarrkarri – Centre for First Nations Cultures Adelaide

Tarrkarri (pronounced tar-ka-ri) will provide a platform for the world to learn about the unique cultures and incredible story of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. Located on Kaurna Yerta (Kaurna Country), Tarrkarri – Centre for First Nations Cultures will be Australia’s premier Centre honoring more than 60,000 years of continuous First Nations cultures across the country. This major project, launched in December...

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Dymocks Adelaide | Rundle Mall

Book lovers rejoice! Adelaide’s leading bookseller Dymocks have opened their brand new $1.5 million dollar Rundle Mall home and it is spectacular. Taking up the entire first floor above Regent Arcade off Rundle Mall, at almost 1000sqm of floor space, Dymocks Rundle Mall is South Australia’s largest bookstore. Housing more than 50,000 books, you could quite literally spend hours browsing the shelves with more so many amazing titles...

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Resilient Kicks – Inclusive Football, Dance & Art Therapy

Resilient Kicks specialise in innovative disability and mental health services for children and young adults in Adelaide. Their services follow an Emotional Resilience Program centered on promoting psychological and emotional health. They run group programs in Inclusive Dance, Inclusive Art Therapy & their Inclusive Football Academy. Their services are facilitated by various qualified professionals using the demonstration and teachings of...

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Auslan Interpreters For Onkaparinga Storytime & Toddlertime!

How great is this? Onkaparinga Libaries will be delivering Auslan Interpreted sessions of their Toddlertime (18m-3 yrs) & Storytime (3-5yrs) session across March – July 2022! “Having the Auslan interpreters at our Storytime and Toddlertime sessions will provide an opportunity for the Deaf community and the Hard of Hearing community to participate and will provide equal access to literacy and communication for all community...

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Friends, Books and Nooks at your Local Library

Council libraries have long provided critical community hubs for families. South Australians are lucky to have access to a generous network of more than 140 local libraries, that support connections and learning in all our diverse communities.  While libraries have always provided valuable services to children and families, the range of offerings and activities available has changed and expanded significantly over...

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Urth Clay Studio

Urth clay studio believes in the therapeutic effect of clay.  they offer community-based Mindful pottery classes, to help create a happy place for people to join in, laugh, and de-stress. Dig your hands in and get dirty, use mindfulness, and be immersed in the experience. Enjoy the moment and create a piece of work, whether it be a pot, sculpture, or a smiley face. Urth Clay studio offer a one-off pottery session for the whole family...

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Our Favourite Books For NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is a time for us to embrace and learn about the true history of Australia’s Indigenous peoples and we love the use of books, reading and storytime as a way to do that with our kids.

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BOUNCEInc Freestyle Academy

Learn new skills and take it to the next level with Bounce Freestyle Academy! You will be guided by your instructor in a safe way to build skills and learn new tricks! Its the ultimate way to keep active and unleash your inner freestyle ability! BOUNCE is part of a global freestyle movement inspiring the use of balance, coordination and agility for fun, creativity and self-expression Bounce has trampolines, padding and air bags to create the...

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South Australian Museum

The South Australian Museum is a wonderful place for kids (and adults) of any age to visit. There’s so much to explore, learn and discover and the exhibitions are always informative, often interactive and sometimes we feel the need to visit the same exhibition more than once because they are THAT good! Keep an eye on our Kids in Adelaide website, and the museum’s website, for upcoming exhibitions. It is definitely a huge place, and...

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Loreto College: the start to the journey your daughter deserves

Now finalising enrolments for Reception, Year 5, Year 7 and Year 9 for 2022 and 2023. It’s said that every journey starts with a single step. At Loreto College, that step leads to the development of strong, passionate and confident girls and young women. Loreto is an all-girls’ day and boarding school in Adelaide’s inner eastern suburbs and caters for students ranging in age from Early Learning to Year 12. The school’s belief in the importance...

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Kids Pizza made easy recipe by Cook n Create

Kids in the kitchen? Some of us love it, some of not so much! But teaching kids to enjoy cooking and eating a range of delicious and healthy Meals is important and starting early helps. This super easy pizza recipe from the awesome Adelaide-based folks at Cook n Create will have you and the kids coming back for more. Toppings are completely up to you and your children so experiment a bit and have fun while at it (ps – Nutella and banana...

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Free Fun from Scouts SA

Free Fun (home delivered) is just as the name says. It’s a heap of fun ideas- with all the instructions you need to create activities for kids to do, make, cook, and explore on their own, with friends or family indoors and outdoors and it’s delivered to you every month by email once you register (for free). Free Fun is new online platform that gives you the fantastic opportunity to have a heap of great fun kids and family ideas delivered into...

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Kids Tutoring / Online Learning in Adelaide

Gone are the days when you’d just pay your 15 year old neighbour to help your child with their homework! Kids tutoring in Adelaide has come a long way and there are some seriously great options available now (all much more qualified than your teenage neighbour!). Whether it’s a bit of extra help in a subject or two or some extension work for kids who need an extra challenge there are lots of online learning and kids tutoring options...

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Adelaide Private Schools

Adelaide is lucky to have a number of outstanding Independent, Private and Catholic schools. Whether you are looking for all boys, all girls or co-ed, you are sure to find a private school in Adelaide to suit your child – after all, where to send your child to school is a huge decision! Some private schools in Adelaide have classes from Reception to Year 12 (or some even from birth with on-site Early Learning Centres), some are only...

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Health and Wellbeing & Adelaide Places with Creches

Sometimes it can be really hard to find the time to exercise and stay fit and healthy when you have little ones to take care of. That’s why we LOVE a good Mums & Bubs class, a Women’s fitness classes, parents and bubs yoga, running groups or stroller exercise groups we’ve got some of Adelaide’s best options below. Rauform Pilates At Rauform we believe Pilates and fitness classes should be a wonderful experience for...

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Our Stories

Dreamtime stories for children Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre’s Something on Saturday Available from today, Our Stories invites viewers to take a seat around the proverbial campfire to hear from Senior Kaurna Man Uncle Mickey O’Brien, Ngarrindjeri Elder Aunty Stephanie Gollan and young Adnyamathanha woman Ema Bovoro.  For many thousands of years, Australia’s First Nations people have been telling stories through dance, song, paintings,...

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SA Whale Centre

Discover a world of whales at South Australia’s largest marine focused interpretative centre. Visitors can experience the natural wonders of the deep, explore the world heritage listed railway building, and gain further knowledge about Victor Harbor and South Australia’s marine treasures. The centre provides whale sighting information, education and research support services through a range of mediums. The centre brings together a unique...

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National Motor Museum

The National Motor Museum is located in Birdwood, around an hours drive from the C.B.D. It’s Australia’s biggest motoring collection with over 400 vintage, veteran, post war, classic and modern cars, commercial vehicles and motorbikes! Discover how motor vehicles have opened up our country, linking some of the most isolated communities in the world. From the stately to the absurd, from the hand-built to the mass-produced, see the...

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Kids Drama, Art & Music classes in Adelaide

kids drama classes kids music classes kids art classes kids drama classes kids music classes kids art classes Lights, camera action!  Does your child love making up their own plays to perform? Maybe they turn anything around the house into an instrument or they have shown a talent for art? Whether it is drama, art or music that your child is drawn to, getting them involved in a class is a great way to improve their skills, build confidence and...

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Adelaide Dance Schools and Classes for Kids

Are you looking for an Adelaide Dance School for your kids? Whether it’s ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop or latin dancing for fun or for more advanced dancers there are plenty of options all over the city. Below are a few of our top picks. Star Academy At Star Academy they aim to release the inner potential of its students through providing quality education in all facets of Performing Arts in a safe, and professional environment.  They pride...

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South Australian Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum collection began in 1872 to preserve, explore and celebrate the human history of our oceans and rivers. It is Australia’s oldest nautical collection and also includes new features, such as the Port River Dolphin area. Renowned for its innovative approach to maritime history and education, the Museum incorporates the historic Bond Store with three floors of exhibitions, the Port Adelaide Lighthouse from South Neptune...

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South Australian Aviation Museum

The South Australian Aviation Museum, located close to the Railway Museum and the Maritime Museum such a kid friendly, fun, informative and hands on place to visit. SAAM has 27 significant Aircraft on display, all of them under cover in our display hangars. Several of our aircraft are the only examples of their type on display in Australia. Most of the aircraft have flown in South Australia at some point in their life and every one has a story...

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Adelaide Cooking Schools for Kids

Some kids love sport, some kids love craft and some kids LOVE to cook! (and how lucky are the families of those kids! well played Mums and Dads)We’re pretty lucky here in Adelaide that there are a number of cooking schools around the place offering both one off school holiday classes as well as regularly weekly sessions your kids can sign up for. They can learn to bake a cake, make the perfect scrambled egg and even try their hand at...

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Migration Museum

The Migration Museum is an incredible place to visit. The expansive collection of history and the interactive displays at the SA Migration Museum are just incredible. There’s so much to see, explore, learn and discover. The Migration Museum is all about preserving South Australia’s diverse history of cultures and the museum offers many different displays throughout the year. It’s a great place for kids to learn about their own history, SA...

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Living Kaurna Cultural Centre

You may have lived down south your whole life and driven past this place a thousand times, without even realising it was a mere metres away on your daily commute! Located just to the west of the South Road mega freeway junction at Darlington and accessible from Sturt Road near the Police Station, this hidden gem is an absolute must. For the Kaurna people of the Adelaide plains, this site is a traditional ceremonial meeting place still used...

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National Railway Museum

Trains! What else do kids want to see? My nephews are entranced by trains of ANY kind and whenever they visit Adelaide this is a place they adore. The National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide is an awesome place to check out Australian railway history through interactive educational activities, climbing into the cabs of trains, taking free train rides and comparing the old steam trains to the trains of today. There’s even a really cool...

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It’s Never Too Early to Talk About Race – Books to Help Start The Conversation.

I tried a million times to write an intro to this post, but I can’t think of words anywhere near as good as the below, written by Dr. Erin Winkler in 2017 and shared by theconsciouskid (IG) and by Grace on our Facebook page. “Adults often think they should avoid talking with young children about race or racism because doing so would cause them to notice race or make them racist. In fact, when adults are silent about race or use...

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Veggie Gardening With Kids

From veranda pots to fully blown plots, now is the perfect opportunity to do many things with our kids and families, and this week we are getting started on preparing and planting our winter veggie garden. Gardening with kids is fantastic. It provides education around how our fresh produce comes to be. It gets us outdoors and working together, our kids are probably more inclined to try new seasonal produce that they might otherwise turn their...

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Lest We Forget – Kerry Brown

I picked up this really sweet book called “Lest We Forget” by Kerry Brown. It’s about a little boy talking to his Grandpa about important days in his life, playing soccer with his team, new uniform on the first day at school…… and through the beautiful illustrations you see the parallel story of his Grandpas time at war, with his “team” in the trenches, wearing his soldiers uniform. We’ve had 7 billion questions this morning about...

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Great Apps and Online Resources for Homeschooling

We are SO lucky to have access to a world of resources. Literally. Here are some resources that may be beneficial. We’ll be updating this post regularly as we find more online resources, YouTube channels, apps and links to help you find educational ideas to fill your day.

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SA Police SAPOL Road safety centre

Find it at: Bonython Park, Port Road, Adelaide (Moving to Military Road West Beach in mid 2024) SA Police, SAPOL Road Safety Centre at Thebarton Police Barracks just near the Bonython Park kiosk and playground area is a fantastic spot for young riders to bring their own bike/scooter and helmet and practice their riding skills in a safe environment. The mock roadway helps children to become familiar with correct road signage, pedestrian safety...

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The Many Hats of Crows New Recruit, AFLW Superstar CourTney Gum

Ever find your self juggling work, kids, sport, keeping fit…any of it? ALL of it? Yeah, we can relate, so when invited along to Adelaide Crows AFLW Training at West Lakes last week, Jacki, KiA FIFO Dad (BHP Employee Tony Gray) and their footy head girls made a B-Line direct to the teams newest super Mum to find out how she does it all! We had new recruit #5 Courtney Gum coined as a bit of a wonder woman, and boy, we were not wrong! AFLW...

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Theatre Bugs

Acting, singing & dancing classes (for ages 1 – 11 years) Theatre Bugs has been leading fun and delightful preschool dancing, singing and movement classes for more than 21 years. Enjoy a free trial to discover why they have been so popular and successful. Children will have enormous fun learning to act, sing and dance while also learning to trust their own ideas and to develop personal confidence. They are given support to...

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Tips for Starting School

As a friend of Kids In Adelaide as well as having close to 20 years experience as a Reception teacher, I was so excited to be asked to write a blog about helpful tips for parents of children who are starting out on their exciting school journey! Hopefully, the following tips help you and your child in the preparations for starting school (please remember these are general tips and may not all apply to you and your child). Beginning school is a...

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Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary

Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary is an Australian conservation icon, nestled in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. The land, a dairy at the time, was originally purchased in 1969 by environmentalist John Wamsley. Dr Wamsley converted the paddocks into five native habitats, including rainforest and wetlands. He protected these habitats with a 2 metre high, feral-proof fence. Warrawong is now a safe haven for all manner of rare and endangered native...

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MOD Adelaide

MOD. is a place for kids who love hands on, interaction and all things STEM!There’s a mix of diverse and sensory activities catering for a wide range of ages, knowledge and capabilities. These are spaces for doing, not just seeing and best of all it’s TOTALLY FREE! Kids will be inspired about all things science and technology and although their website states that the exhibitions are primarily aimed at older kids (ages 15+)...

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Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute

Tandanya — a Kaurna word meaning ‘place of the red kangaroo’ — is the oldest Aboriginal-owned and operated arts centre, with almost three decades under its belt. Located on Grenfell St in the East End of the city, the museum is an interactive arts space that promotes the art and story-telling of Australia’s First Peoples. Visitors can experience the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through...

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TIDC Performing Arts Studio

Official READY SET DANCE location for: Golden Grove, West Croydon & Elizabeth A one hour combo class of jazz, tap, hip hop, singing, music and a whole lot of fun! TIDC Performing Arts Studio is proud to be an official READY SET DANCE location. READY SET DANCE was the winner of the award for Best National Activity for pre-schoolers in 2018. READY SET DANCE the TV show launched on Nick Jnr on January 21st! Pre-schoolers are able to dance...

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Dream Scaping and Intention Setting

A nice way to support your school aged children in the transition back into school life, is to work with them on their goals.  This project is mixing love and art together to create a very cool collage Dream Scaping vison board. You don’t need much.  Love.  Plus the following items: MagazinesScissorsGlueA4 or A3 paperTime I always start this process with a connection to self, even if that is just closing your eyes and focusing on...

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WOMAD With Kids

From March the 11th until March 14th, Adelaide’s picturesque Botanic Park will be transformed for our favourite, annual, huge, worldly, cultural musical event – WOMADelaide. Affectionately shortened to WOMAD, this 4-day festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary and we are more than a little bit excited! Did you know that up to two children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult? Or that discounted Youth...

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Kindergo

We were recently asked if our little people would like to trial Kindergo, a reading app created by two Aussie Mums to help children aged 2-7 read on their own. We have SEVEN kids in that age group in the Kids in Adelaide family, all at different reading stages and abilities so we were all keen to take a look. Here’s what we thought…. Kindgero is an online library of kids books you can take anywhere. It’s like Kindle for Kids!...

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Mindfulness in Art- Part 3

We explored Mindfulness in Art with our last instalment on Kids in Adelaide with the Shell Mobiles you created from your slow walks along the beach…or fast walks if your children are smaller and faster! In this instalment of Mindfulness in Art we are using nothing but our own bodies and our imaginations. This activity can be used from children as young as three to your teenagers, boy or girl! Regardless of age, it is engaging and teaches the...

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Mindfulness in Art- Part Two

We explored Mindfulness in Art with our last instalment on Kids in Adelaide with Nature Mandalas, with objects collected from the beach and the dunes. Thanks for the great images that came in with your beautiful mandalas…..amazing!! In this instalment of Mindfulness in Art we are using all the beautiful shells we collected for our nature mandala to create a mobile. A project like this is even more satisfying when you are on holidays, creating...

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Seven things you probably didn’t know about Peter Combe

December 8th will see Peter Combe bring his talents to The Dunstan Playhouse as a part of his National Christmas Album Live In Concert Tour, and it sounds like a show not to be missed! The scale of this tour is both complex and fabulous, as it will be the first time Peter has toured with a full band and kids choir in each location. Peter’s Adelaide show being made all the more special as his young grandson will join him on the stage....

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Mindfulness in Art – Part One

As the warmer weather is approaching and we are able to enjoy our parks and beaches again I want to explore two of my favourite things…art and mindfulness! We can create art anywhere! It is such a great medium to allow us to be ‘present’ or ‘in the moment’ as we are thinking and concentrating on creating, allowing the pace of the world to just slow down. So welcome to the first part of Mindfulness in Art! Nature Mandalas A Mandala is a Sanskrit...

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Aussie Backyard Bird Count

October 22 – 28, 201 What is it? The Aussie Backyard Bird Count aims to engage communities in the natural world while getting to know the birds in your local area through participation in a simple, fun, all-ages activity that can be done anywhere. By taking part in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count kids will become citizen scientists. By participating in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count, you will be helping BirdLife Australia find out about...

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Scratch Art

If your house is similar to mine, where your children are slightly obsessed with scratch paper – then this art is for you! The absolute thrill of scratching off the top colour to find another nestled beneath is akin to magic for our little and big children. However, the cost of these magical papers is quite astounding…so, let’s make our own! You will need: A4 paperA scratch tool (or something pointy – I use the end of a paintbrush for my kids...

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10 Ways to Foster a Love of Learning in Your Child

Ultimately, we want our children to love to learn. A passion for learning is quite different from just studying to earn a grade or to please parents or teachers. Those who develop a love of learning at an early age continue the process throughout their lives and are generally more successful, interesting, and happier than those who don’t. Realising that the one thing that we give our children that no one can take away, is their education,...

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Father’s Day Art Gift

Love Stones for Daddies The Fathers in this world hold their children in their arms and hearts and carry the thought of them all through their days. For this, we are so very grateful. Love Stones for Daddies is a beautiful gift idea for Father’s Day. It allows your child to think of all the things that they would love to do, or already do, with their Dads and they get to pick a love stone when ever the need arises – for sharing special times...

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How to beat the Homework struggle

Homework time can be a struggle for both parents and children! Whether we like it or not, schools continue to send children home with work to do. I can’t see this changing in the near-future, but I can offer some strategies to hopefully take the hard work out of homework. Check your child is keeping up at school My top tip is to check whether your child is not slipping backwards. When a child is struggling with new concepts and skills at...

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9 Steps to Plastic Free

Did you know its predicted that by 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish? Or that it takes 250ml of oil and 3L of water to make a 250ml bottle of water? These are just a few scary facts about plastic rubbish that I recently learnt. I’ll admit it. I’m guilty of not putting enough thought into where my waste goes and how I can be more environmentally conscious. However, it’s something that I am very keen to...

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Clay Tree People

Here’s a cute little activity great for all ages. And particularly great for Autumn time in Adelaide where there are all those gorgeous coloured leaves around to collect and use. We scavenged our local park (in our raincoats and gumboots which made it even more fun) and found a basket full of sticks, leaves, berries and other natural “ingredients” to make our faces. Then all you’ll need is a nice flat tree trunk to make...

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Army Museum of South Australia

Located at historic Keswick Barracks on ANZAC Highway, the Army Museum of South Australia (AMOSA) was established in 1992 when a need to collect and preserve our military history was recognised. Built in 1912, what was originally a stables building is now home to the Museum galleries. Several other buildings around the base also support the Museum, offering facilities such as general storage, light engineering, library and archival capacity. It...

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Adelaide Miniature Steam Railway, Prospect

Find it at: Railway Park Lane West, Prospect The Adelaide Miniature Steam Railway Club is located at Railway Park in Prospect. Take the family down to view and ride their range of super cool miniature trains! As one of numerous miniature railway parks in Adelaide we think this is another great spot to take kids aged 2-12 or train enthusiasts of any age! This volunteer run club opens it gates to the public every 4th Sunday of the month except...

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My Feelings Matter – A book for little people with BIG feelings

We are HUGE book fans here at Kids in Adelaide and we LOVE sharing our latest and greatest book finds with you all……ESPECIALLY when they are a little bit special like this one is. My Feelings Matter is a special book for 2 reasons…. 1. It was written by my good friend Sara, who is also the owner of Teepee Learning (remember the alphabet flash cards we posted a while back?) 2. It’s not only a beautifully written and...

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Schooling on the Road – How Four Hands in a Tin Can gets the kids educated.

Making the decision to Travel Australia, with two school aged children in tow, is not one that can be taken lightly, yet it is one that we are finding many families are doing. We left home, from the Hunter Valley in NSW on 27 January 2016. At the time of writing this article we have been on the road for 816 days.  We are either really crazy, or we really do like each other!  Even we are still trying to figure that out. We are a family of four –...

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Kurangga BMX Track Adelaide

The Kurrangga BMX bike track in the Adelaide Parklands on the corner of Greenhill Road and Unley Road has just had a major renovation and it’s even better than before! This lovely shady bike riding park now has 4 tracks! The beginners track is a lovely, wide, slow track for real littlies from balance bike to preschoolers or others on training wheels etc. This track is one of the longer beginners tracks we have seen which is great for...

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How to Make Fluffy Slime

Have you made Fluffy Slime before? This slime recipe is a follow up to our original Super Simple Slime recipe. We decided to UP the slime skills and try making Fluffy Slime. Just as easy, only needs a few extra ingredients. What you’ll need to make fluffy slime:  Contact Lens/Saline solution ** MUST CONTAIN BORIC ACID **Craft Glue. We used white craft PVA glue from Kmart. $4WaterShaving creamCornstarchFoaming hand washMoisturiser...

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle or REFUSE? Which one?

South Australia is actually well ahead of other states in Oz when it comes to recycling. Did you know Queensland STILL have single use plastic bags in the supermarkets?!? And we were the first state to bring in the 5c bottle recycling (now 10c), which means that 80% of recyclable beverage containers are actually recycled! That’s pretty good! We try our best at home to recycle and reuse as much as possible BUT we could definitely be better...

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Super Easy Slime Recipes

Do you even have kids if you’ve never made slime? I have a love/hate relationship with the stuff. She loves it / I hate it because it’s messy and almost always ends up somewhere it’s not meant to be. BUT I do have to admit that it is pretty fun to make and also VERY satisfying when you get the recipe just right and make perfect slime. I feel like we’ve made every slime recipe known to man. We have whole books dedicated...

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SIX Super Simple Science Experiments To Try at Home

Science experiments don’t always need a lab coat and a microscope. I bet you’ve got most if not all of the below items in your cupboard already.These are great school holiday boredom busters too, especially ones like the “Icy Treasures” BUBBLE PAINT Combine a couple of teaspoons of baking soda into a cup and add food colouring until you’re happy with the colour.Then add around a 1/4 of a cup of water and mix...

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Mercedes College Adelaide – Inspiring Lifelong Learning

From Reception, our International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum fosters creative and critical thinkers. As Adelaide’s only Catholic co-educational IB world school from Reception to Year 12, we define success by academic achievement plus each student’s confidence, breadth of abilities and engagement to shape their future. Set at the base of Adelaide’s foothills on some 6.5 hectares with beautiful grounds and gardens, students enjoy array...

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Japanese Himeji Gardens – South Terrace, Adelaide

The gorgeous Japanese Himeji Gardens are located on the Eastern side of Glen Osmond Road and South Terrace intersection. This little oasis in the Southern Parklands is a wonderful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of ‘normal life’. Enter the gardens during daylight hours and you’ll instantly feel more peaceful and a short walk through this serene garden will help any stressed parent (or anyone else!).  With a...

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Why it’s important to continue swimming lessons in Winter

Often when the colder months head our way the idea of jumping in a pool for swimming lessons can loose its appeal and it can get hard to get the kids to their regular swimming lessons. With the alarming number of drownings this summer it’s SO important to keep up those lessons so that there’s no catching up to do when it does come time to head back to the beach or the pool when the weather warms up. The folks at Blue Dolphin Swim...

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Helping Kids of Different Ages with Reading: The do’s and don’ts

Learning to read is one of the most crucial skills for a child to develop and naturally most parents want to help their little ones to advance as quickly as possible. However, the reality is no two children are the same and when it comes to the development of reading skills, there is no such thing as “normal.” Learning to read generally occurs in three stages. Being able to identify what stage your child is at, and the guidance they need to...

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51 ways to keep kids reading.

Harry Potter tops the list of the best children’s book of all time voted by Australia’s biggest booklovers.  Australia’s leading bookseller, Dymocks, has released its annual list of the Top 51 popular children’s books voted for by the Australian public. A record number of over 26,500 votes were cast by Booklovers on their favourite kids book of all. This significant number of votes shows how passionate Australians are about their favourite...

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Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary

If you love bird watching the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary presents an exciting opportunity to explore and appreciate birds in their natural habitat. According to the Parks SA website: “The Bird Sanctuary encompasses over 60km of coastline north of Adelaide, adjacent to Gulf St Vincent, Adelaide’s northern suburbs and spans across four local council areas. Within the bird sanctuary sits the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary...

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Choosing a primary school

I remember when I was in the early days of pregnancy people started asking me about what childcare centres I had applied for. Being my first, I scoffed at the idea that even before my baby was born I had to start thinking about childcare options. It wasn’t until Winnie was 9 months old and I was looking at going back to work that I soon realised that this suggestion was actually a pretty good one, seeing that the first 3 centres I liked...

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Decoding reports

Let’s face it, some reports are easier to read than others. This may depend on a variety of things. For example, some school reports are better set out than others or they might have less jargon. Or perhaps you just find it easier to read a report when it’s positive rather than negative! All of these reasons are good reasons for being a little wary (or weary!) of “report season.” If you follow these tips it might help...

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Walford Anglican School for Girls

Walford Anglican School for Girls: A First Class Adelaide Private School At Walford Anglican School, a premier Adelaide private school for girls, we believe that it is important for your daughter to be her best! For more than 120 years Walford has maintained a dedication to excellence in the education of girls. But there’s more to education than exemplary academic results. Walford is a dynamic girls’ school offering a friendly,...

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Teaching kids the value of money

What does money mean to kids? It might mean nothing, it might mean everything. It probably depends on the age a bit, but it also depends on how you model what/how/where/when you use your money. For example, a toddler might see money as a gift to share with others (or to hide in the couch), whereas a 10 year old might see money as a new bike, a movie or an ice cream. Have a think about how you use money. Do you use cash, card or online services?...

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Adelaide Bike Safety Parks

Adelaide has a number of places that you can take your kids to learn to ride a bike, scooter or skateboard. Some of them are speciality bike safety centres where you can learn about road rules, giving way, understanding road signs etc and some of them are playgrounds or parks that have great flat, concrete areas perfect for learning to ride and not get run over by the big kids in the skatepark or have to worry about too much other bike traffic....

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Matilda Bookshop in Stirling

Matilda’s kids nook Loving the kids area Some gorgeous children’s books As an avid reader myself as a kid, Matilda bookshop in Stirling is the kind of place I loved as a child and still love as an adult. It’s obvious from the moment you walk into Matilda’s, this is not your standard chain super store and you won’t leave feeling like you bought 3 books for $20 that you’ll probably never read. Nope, this is one...

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Carrick Hill Story Book Trail

Find it at: Carrick Hill Drive, Springfield If you haven’t taken the kids for a wander around the stunning grounds of Carrick Hill DEFINITELY put it on your to do list! Located in Springfield, about a 10 minute drive from the city, Carrick Hill is Australia’s most intact twentieth-century heritage house museum and garden. It’s approximately 40 hectares of land which includes approximately 26 hectares of native bushland. It is...

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Great Start

Great Start is a nifty little website from the Department of Education and Child Development. It has lots of different ideas for communicating with your kids, playing with your kids and even cooking with your kids! There’s lots of information, linked to skills your child is learning- if you are into that sort of thing! Most importantly, I think, is there are many things on the website that you probably already doing with your kids, but...

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CSIRO Double Helix Club

The CSIRO Double Helix Club is a great way to learn about the world of science through activities, competitions, stories and experiments! Receiving a magazines, email newsletters and invitations to member events and holiday programs, your children will be involved in active learning, discovery and expanding their imaginations. The CSIRO Double Helix Club fosters a real LOVE for learning and helps kids become active problem...

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Art Gallery of South Australia

The Art Gallery of South Australia is a wonderful place to take your children and it’s location on North Terrace is right next to other fantastic places your kids will love to discover, such as the South Australian Museum, Migration Museum, the Adelaide Zoo and the Botanic Gardens. The Art Gallery offers all sorts of changing exhbitions, so be sure to check their website for new, exciting events. The first Sunday of each month is START at...

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Urrbrae House

Find it at: Walter Young Ave, Urrbrae Urrbrae House is an amazing precinct for families to explore- including a museum! It is located on the Waite Campus of the University of Adelaide on land bequeathed by Peter Waite to the University in 1992. The land is used for agricultural research and teaching, as well as an area for public recreation. The precinct consists of an accredited museum, huge gardens, the Coach House and the Waite Historic...

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