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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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