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Welcome to our guide to the upcoming weekly events for the Coffs Coast … if you know of an event not listed please email alison@coffsforkids.com. You can also check our calendar for events on the Coffs Coast for families and kids.

Please note: there are a number of Playgroups in our area operating weekly. You can click here to find your nearest with contact details and more information.

Monday

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

10.30am – Bring your Bub to Birch, Carroll and Coyle. This week – “And so It Goes”. All tickets $10, kids under 4yrs free.

Tuesday

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

10:30am – 12:00pm free Tuesday Playgroups at Beachstone Cafe in North Sapphire. Includes craft activities, bubbles, dancing and games.

11am – 11.45am – Woolgoogla Library: Storytime for pre-school aged children.

9.30 – 11.30am - Playsessions at Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC) – click here for more info.

Wednesday

9.30 – 11.30am - Playsessions at Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC) – click here for more info.

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

11am – 12.30pm - Coffs Harbour Library: Storytime for pre-school aged children.

12.30am – Bring your Bub to Birch, Carroll and Coyle. This week – “And so It Goes”. All tickets $10, kids under 4yrs free.

2.00 – 3.30pm - Playsessions at Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC) – click here for more info.

Thursday

growerslittle8am – 3.30pm – COFFS COAST GROWERS MARKET.   Local & regional produce, home-made treats for all to enjoy! Everything from fresh fruit & veg, seafood, bread, cakes, pastries, meat, flowers and plants, jams and condiments, roasted coffee, tea, nuts, olives, smallgoods, pasta and more.

 

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

10am – midday – Coffs Coast Family Support Playgroup at Boambee Memorial Hall. Click here for more information.

11am – 11.45am – Toormina Library: Storytime for pre-school aged children.

Friday

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

10.30am – Bring your Bub to Birch, Carroll and Coyle. This week – “The Guardians of the Galaxy 2D”. All tickets $10, kids under 4yrs free.

Saturday

10am – “Family Flick” at Birch, Carroll and Coyle Coffs Harbour. “TinkerBell and the Pirate Fairy”- all tickets just $6.

Sunday

Take a ride back in time on a 90yr old rail motor shuttle. Departing from Coffs Harbour Station at various times throughout the day. Click here for more information.

Offshore superboats in the harbour – click here to see times and more information.

10am – “Family Flick” at Birch, Carroll and Coyle Coffs Harbour. “TinkerBell and the Pirate Fairy”- all tickets just $6.

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Welcome to our guide to the upcoming weekly events for the Coffs Coast … if you know of an event not listed please email alison@coffsforkids.com. You can also check our calendar for events on the Coffs Coast for families and kids.

Please note: there are a number of Playgroups in our area operating weekly. You can click here to find your nearest with contact details and more information.

Monday

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

10.30am – Bring your Bub to Birch, Carroll and Coyle. This week – “Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie”. All tickets $10, kids under 4yrs free.

Tuesday

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

10:30am – 12:00pm free Tuesday Playgroups at Beachstone Cafe in North Sapphire. Includes craft activities, bubbles, dancing and games.

11am – 11.45am – Woolgoogla Library: Storytime for pre-school aged children.

9.30 – 11.30am - Playsessions at Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC) – click here for more info.

Wednesday

9.30 – 11.30am - Playsessions at Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC) – click here for more info.

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

11am – 12.30pm - Coffs Harbour Library: Storytime for pre-school aged children.

12.30am – Bring your Bub to Birch, Carroll and Coyle. This week – “Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie”. All tickets $10, kids under 4yrs free.

2.00 – 3.30pm - Playsessions at Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC) – click here for more info.

Thursday

growerslittle8am – 3.30pm – COFFS COAST GROWERS MARKET.   Local & regional produce, home-made treats for all to enjoy! Everything from fresh fruit & veg, seafood, bread, cakes, pastries, meat, flowers and plants, jams and condiments, roasted coffee, tea, nuts, olives, smallgoods, pasta and more.

 

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

10am – midday – Coffs Coast Family Support Playgroup at Boambee Memorial Hall. Click here for more information.

11am – 11.45am – Toormina Library: Storytime for pre-school aged children.

Friday

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

10.30am – Bring your Bub to Birch, Carroll and Coyle. This week – “And so It Goes”. All tickets $10, kids under 4yrs free.

Saturday

10am – “Family Flick” at Birch, Carroll and Coyle Coffs Harbour. “How To Train Your Dragon 2”- all tickets just $6.

Sunday

10am – “Family Flick” at Birch, Carroll and Coyle Coffs Harbour. “How To Train Your Dragon 2”- all tickets just $6.

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Welcome to our guide to the upcoming weekly events for the Coffs Coast … if you know of an event not listed please email alison@coffsforkids.com. You can also check our calendar for events on the Coffs Coast for families and kids.

Please note: there are a number of Playgroups in our area operating weekly. You can click here to find your nearest with contact details and more information.

Monday

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

10.30am – Bring your Bub to Birch, Carroll and Coyle. This week – “Hercules 2D”. All tickets $10, kids under 4yrs free.

Tuesday

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

10:30am – 12:00pm free Tuesday Playgroups at Beachstone Cafe in North Sapphire. Includes craft activities, bubbles, dancing and games.

11am – 11.45am – Woolgoogla Library: Storytime for pre-school aged children.

9.30 – 11.30am - Playsessions at Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC) – click here for more info.

Wednesday

9.30 – 11.30am - Playsessions at Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC) – click here for more info.

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

11am – 12.30pm - Coffs Harbour Library: Storytime for pre-school aged children.

12.30am – Bring your Bub to Birch, Carroll and Coyle. This week – “Hercules 2D”. All tickets $10, kids under 4yrs free.

2.00 – 3.30pm - Playsessions at Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC) – click here for more info.

Thursday

growerslittle8am – 3.30pm – COFFS COAST GROWERS MARKET.   Local & regional produce, home-made treats for all to enjoy! Everything from fresh fruit & veg, seafood, bread, cakes, pastries, meat, flowers and plants, jams and condiments, roasted coffee, tea, nuts, olives, smallgoods, pasta and more.

 

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

10am – midday – Coffs Coast Family Support Playgroup at Boambee Memorial Hall. Click here for more information.

11am – 11.45am – Toormina Library: Storytime for pre-school aged children.

Friday

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

10.30am – Bring your Bub to Birch, Carroll and Coyle. This week – “Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie”. All tickets $10, kids under 4yrs free.

Saturday

10am – “Family Flick” at Birch, Carroll and Coyle Coffs Harbour. “Rio 2”- all tickets just $6.

Sunday

10am – “Family Flick” at Birch, Carroll and Coyle Coffs Harbour. “Rio 2”- all tickets just $6.

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Aug
06

On this Sunday!

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Welcome to our guide to the upcoming weekly events for the Coffs Coast … if you know of an event not listed please email alison@coffsforkids.com. You can also check our calendar for events on the Coffs Coast for families and kids.

Please note: there are a number of Playgroups in our area operating weekly. You can click here to find your nearest with contact details and more information.

Monday

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

10.30am – Bring your Bub to Birch, Carroll and Coyle. This week – “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2D”. All tickets $10, kids under 4yrs free.

Tuesday

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

10:30am – 12:00pm free Tuesday Playgroups at Beachstone Cafe in North Sapphire. Includes craft activities, bubbles, dancing and games.

11am – 11.45am – Woolgoogla Library: Storytime for pre-school aged children.

9.30 – 11.30am - Playsessions at Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC) – click here for more info.

Wednesday

9.30 – 11.30am - Playsessions at Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC) – click here for more info.

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

11am – 12.30pm - Coffs Harbour Library: Storytime for pre-school aged children.

12.30am – Bring your Bub to Birch, Carroll and Coyle. This week – “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2D”. All tickets $10, kids under 4yrs free.

2.00 – 3.30pm - Playsessions at Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC) – click here for more info.

Thursday

growerslittle8am – 3.30pm – COFFS COAST GROWERS MARKET.   Local & regional produce, home-made treats for all to enjoy! Everything from fresh fruit & veg, seafood, bread, cakes, pastries, meat, flowers and plants, jams and condiments, roasted coffee, tea, nuts, olives, smallgoods, pasta and more.

 

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

10am – midday – Coffs Coast Family Support Playgroup at Boambee Memorial Hall. Click here for more information.

11am – 11.45am – Toormina Library: Storytime for pre-school aged children.

Friday

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

10.30am – Bring your Bub to Birch, Carroll and Coyle. This week – “Hercules 2D”. All tickets $10, kids under 4yrs free.

Saturday

10am – “Family Flick” at Birch, Carroll and Coyle Coffs Harbour. “TinkerBell and the Pirate Fairy”- all tickets just $6.

Sunday

9am – 2pm – Made with Love Markets – handmade, local markets, over 80 stalls. On at C.ex Coffs. Click here for more info.

10am – “Family Flick” at Birch, Carroll and Coyle Coffs Harbour. “TinkerBell and the Pirate Fairy”- all tickets just $6.

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Jul
29

Local business: Bumps & Beyond

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baby 1Learn to massage your baby – they’ll love it!

  • Relieves colic
  • Can help with reflux
  • Improves sleep
  • Develops bonding

Infant massage is an ancient tradition, practiced in many cultures throughout the world. It is now growing in popularity in Australia as parents are discovering that massage can help their child settle, sleep better, reduce crying and relieve problems such as wind, colic, constipation, reflux and eczema. It even helps reduce post-natal depression by helping parents bond with their babies.

Bumps and beyond is a local company, run by Julie Snowling, a qualified midwife and Certified Infant Massage Instructor. Julie is dedicated to helping parents learn the right massage techniques which can help overcome a particular problem or just purely for quality time together. Infant massage can be taught in group or private classes.

For more information call Julie 0410 044 111 – also on Facebook.

 

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Jul
28

Chores by Age

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I am a big believer in kids doing chores. I think teaching basic life skills and getting them to help out around the home is really important. I also want my boys to be independent and able to survive in the “real world” when they leave home (and pick up their wet towels!).

I keep it very simple and it’s taken a while to work out a plan that suits our family but now my boys do their chores without complaint and they also do a really good job!

I have set jobs for them according to their age, but for us what works really well is their “morning jobs” between 8am – 8.30am. The part I like best is that they tidy their toys from the lounge room area every morning so every afternoon when we get home at least that area of the house (that I have to look at the most!) is nice and tidy.

Here is a list of suggested jobs I’ve come across according to age. Please note, my kids in NO WAY do all these jobs – I’ve just selected a few from each list that work well for them and their abilities but I’ve included more jobs so you can pick and choose what works for your family.

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Toddler (Ages 2-3)

  • Pick Up Toys (show them how)
  • Bring plate and cup to the sink after a meal
  • Straighten covers on the bed
  • Put dirty clothes into the hamper
  • Dust (little kids love those fluffy feather dusters!)
  • Put books or magazines in a pile

Pre-schooler (Ages 4-5)

  • All Toddler jobs
  • Make the bed
  • Help put clothes in washing machine/dryer
  • Help put clothes away
  • Take out recycling
  • Unload utensils from dishwasher
  • Water plants
  • Clean up backyard
  • Feed pets

Infant school (Ages 6-8)

  • All Preschool & Toddler Jobs
  • Set table
  • Wash dishes in sink
  • Put clean clothes away on own
  • Collect garbage around the house
  • Sweep
  • Vacuum
  • Get mail
  • Put away groceries
  • Wash/vacuum car
  • Weed garden

Primary School (Ages 9-11)

  • All Toddler, Preschool, & Elementary Jobs
  • Help in meal preparation
  • Clean toilets
  • Clean bathroom sinks, counters, mirrors
  • Take wheelie bins out to road
  • Mow lawn
  • Clean animal cages/area
  • Help make/pack lunch
  • Change sheets on bed (or at least strip the bed)

Remember, your kids don’t automatically know how to do most of these jobs. You will need to walk them through it and teach them how you want it done – after two or three times they’ll get the knack of it!

As for payment or pocket money – well that’s a whole other kettle of fish and I’ve found varies quite a lot between families. The majority of the kids’ pocket money goes straight into their Scoot Super Saver account which is easy for me!

Find out more about the fabulous Scoot Super Saver with bcu by clicking here.

 

 

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