Five educational ideas to bust boredom these school holidays
Let’s be frank, we all dread the phrase “I’m booored”, especially during school holidays! With 2 weeks of the school break, the boredom can quickly seep in if your children are not ‘entertained’.
We have put together 5 boredom-busting educational activities ideas you could get your kids involved with during the school holidays that won’t break the bank!
Narissa’s story: how a mentor changed my life
After the loss of her father, Narissa entered the foster care system at just eight years old.
Separated from her mother who struggled with mental illness, Narissa began her life bouncing from home to home, eventually living with six different families throughout her time in foster care.
Now 21, Narissa is sharing her experiences of growing up in foster care to help foster children, and how one special ‘Pyjama Angel’ changed her life.
Help foster kids achieve their dreams this tax time
Everyday across Australia, children wake up in warm safe beds, have a healthy breakfast, head off to school in clean clothes and then come home each night to a loving family. A family who feeds them, helps them with their homework, reads story books to them and most importantly, makes them feel safe and loved.
Unfortunately, in our lucky country, there are over 51,000 children who have not grown up like this. For these children, their early years have not been warm and safe.
Brighten a child’s life this Christmas
Christmas is all about spending time with our family and friends, enjoying the festivities and the food and exchanging gifts. For most of us, Christmas brings us a sense of warmth, love and happiness.
Sadly, for many disadvantaged Australian children who cannot live with their own families, Christmas isn’t a joyous time at all. Many have no happy memories of Christmas – let alone received a present.
This year, you can make a real difference and help brighten the lives of Australian kids living in foster care.