Hi again and welcome to another Pram Jam post. Without lecturing, guilt tripping or otherwise starting any parenting arguments, today we are going to talk about manners. Not the “which of the seven forks on the left is the correct one to use with the fish course” kind of manners, or even the “don’t sneeze in your hand and then wipe it on the back of your friend’s jumper” kind of manners – I mean first steps in manners. When you strip them back to their core, manners are really about coming to understand that the world is full...Read More
Hi there everyone! Welcome to the new year and another Pram Jam post by yours truly. Given the spectacularly awful weather we had over the weekend (don’t even think about saying it was nice) and how this affected me, I thought a theme about the most fundamental ways in which we interact and learn from the world around us would be just the ticket. I’m talking about our senses. I’m pretty sure we know all about the traditional 5 senses: Sight Sound Touch Taste Smell And there are many, many JK books to cover you...Read More
NEW ANIME TITLES ON DVD TO BORROW FROM COCKBURN LIBRARIES So, another year is over and a new one is just beginning. Hmmm … I think there’s a song about that. Anyway, we’ve seen some awesome anime titles join our collection this last year so to celebrate the incoming year let’s add some more! We have a nice spread of genres this time round so there should be something for everybody. Let’s start with an old title I hadn’t watched for a while. It’s weird, full of oddball characters, has some funky animation stylings and doesn’t seem to make...Read More
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, Just like the ones I … … ‘ve seen on TV and in books but never actually experienced myself in my entire life! Well, summer is what’s up at Christmas in this hemisphere of the world. We don’t need no beautiful winter scenery, or fancy white snow, or tongues stuck to frozen poles – we’ve got beautiful, vitamin D filled sunshine and beaches full of surf, sand and sun lotion and barbies and backyard cricket – “Howzat!” [Yeah, so stick a prawn on that! – Ed.] Hopefully the scorching heat will hold off until after Christmas but what kind of...Read More
As my last post was all about being in the garden, I thought it would be appropriate for this one to follow on from there. So let’s pick a few veggies out of that patch you’ve been tending these last two months and head into the kitchen! As you can imagine, food and kitchens are a match made in heaven and when you’ve gone to the effort of growing the food yourself, there’s nothing more satisfying than getting it into the kitchen and cooking up something special. When you get the kids involved, it’s more than just an opportunity...Read More
We had a great school holidays kids event at Success Library Monday and, since the inspiration for the activity came from a book that passed by my desk some time ago, I thought it fitting to post an event summary/book review and share the fun around! So, what was it all about? Well, it’s quite simple: we each made ourselves a cake – in – a – cup. Amazing! [Technically you made two each, you greedy gutses! – Ed.] Cake-in-a-cup, mug cakes, cup-o-cake (I made the last one up) – call it what you will – the idea is...Read More
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