Author: Mary

Rain Music by Di Morrissey

Rain Music is Di Morrissey’s latest book. It is set in Far North Queensland. The story is about a brother and sister. Bella lives in Melbourne and has taken her annual leave to track down her brother Ned who is leading a bit of a nomadic existence in Far North Queensland playing music. Bella is hoping to talk Ned into coming to a memorial service to be held in their deceased father’s honour. When Bella eventually tracks Ned down he is in an isolated house out of Cooktown. Ned is definitely hiding something and does not want to share it with...

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Pram Jams with Mary – Music & Singing

Hi and welcome to my last Pram Jam Blog for the year. I thought I would talk about music and singing and its benefits. Music brings people together and is everywhere and has such a calming effect on babies and toddlers.  Music and singing also makes people feel happy and is a great way for children to express themselves and release emotions. It is also a great social activity which involves the whole family. Children love to sing and listen to music at home. Most parents will have a favorite bath time/ bed time song or rhyme that your child will...

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The Eye of the Sheep by Sophie Laguna

A book review of The Eye of the Sheep by Sophie Laguna. The Eye of the Sheep is a beautiful story of Jimmy Flick, a little boy with behavioral problems and his dysfunctional family. Jimmy sees the world and perceives things differently. Jimmy’s mother Paula is the only person who can handle him and has taught him to go to sleep by counting sheep. He has a collection of manuals for the household equipment and loves trying to work out how things connect. The family is relatively poor and Jimmy has a tough life, especially once he starts school...

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Pram Jams with Mary – Swimming

Hi and welcome to my Pram Jams Blog. As the weather is getting warmer and summer is just around the corner I thought I would write about swimming and the importance of teaching your babies to swim and be comfortable around water. It is so important for babies to feel comfortable and familiar in the water. It is also a good way to stimulate their senses. After all they have been protected and immersed in a watery environment for nine months. Bath time is a great, easy way to start getting them used to water. To get them used...

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Review – Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach

Noni the Pony Goes To The Beach by Alison Lester has been shortlisted this year for Book of the Year: Early Childhood by the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) in their annual book awards. I love Alison Lester’s books and Noni the Pony goes to the Beach is another one of her beautiful stories. Noni the Pony is back in this sweet story about how she loves going to the beach with her friends: Coco the cat and Dave the dog. Coco doesn’t like getting wet so she has a sleep in an old fishing net while Dave loves to...

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Pram Jams with Mary – Baby Yoga

Hi and welcome to my Pram Jam blog. This month I am going to talk about yoga and the benefits of doing it with your baby or toddler. Yoga classes create a warm and friendly atmosphere for you and your baby; promoting confidence in the handling of your baby. It also creates a wonderful bond from an early age. Baby yoga provides the stimulation of touch, movement, and rhythm as well as the benefits of relaxation. You can start doing yoga with your baby from about six weeks. There are so many benefits for both mum and baby/toddler. Benefits...

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