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July 30, 2020
Whether it be country kids who live there or kids from the big smoke who are lucky enough to visit during the holidays, farms provide a great environment for children to live, learn, play and explore. With plenty of wide open spaces to run free, clean, crisp air and so many animals to interact with, it’s easy to see why. As well as being popular with kids, farms are the backbone of Australia - they produce many of life's necessities including fresh produce, dairy products, meat and textiles, ...
June 30, 2020
  “Lauren, something is wrong, come quick”... were the terrifying words she heard from her 12 year-old-son Kalem's best mate Hunter. Lauren ran to the backyard to find what no parent ever wants to see - her precious boy with a yoga swing wrapped around his neck. He was blue, foaming at the mouth, with broken blood vessels around his eyes and on his forehead and unresponsive. Moments earlier, the boys had been having a cruisey Sunday morning of the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, playing in the ...
June 3, 2020
      Shennel Martin has joined forces with Kidsafe to share her story as part of National Burns Awareness Month and help raise awareness of burns prevention. Nearly twenty-five years ago in the small coastal town of Port Fairy, eight-year-old Shennel was happily playing in her room. She had lit her first communion candle and placed it on a dressing table. Turning her back to continue playing, she discovered that her t-shirt had caught fire when the flames whooshed up in front of her. Scared ...
May 29, 2020
G’day kids! Captain Koala here. I’m one of the CFA’s fire-safety supremos. CFA is short for the Country Fire Authority. You might have heard about us in the news this summer. We’re firefighters who fight bushfires and house fires right here in Victoria. But one of my jobs is to make sure those fires don’t start. Every day I put on my big red, firefighting hat, and my yellow uniform, and talk to kids like you about fire-safety. We need to look after the ones we love around us. I’ve put ...
April 29, 2020
Photo: Canva Are you a gym junkie suffering withdrawal symptoms or a casual exerciser that has jumped on the home fitness bandwagon? In the wake of gyms and sporting facilities being forced to close due to COVID-19 restrictions, shelves in retail stores across the country have been stripped bare of weights, yoga mats, treadmills and exercise bikes, as people rush to set up makeshift gyms at home. If you are one of the estimated 30% of Australians with a membership at your local gym, you might ...
March 30, 2020
Photo: Canva How to Keep your little ones safe at home If you were asked to name the place where the majority of childhood injuries occur, what would your response be? You might have thought about the busy road in your neighbourhood where lots of cars pass through every day, the beach that you visit during the summer holidays that has a strong rip, or the local park where your ever fearless child tests out the limits of how high they can climb. What about your home? Each year, over 100,000 ...