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Jul/August 2020 issue – out NOW!

Does anyone else feel like they lost their ‘fun’ gene when they became a parent?

As a kid I LOVED to play. You’d find me in some imaginary world I’d created under the dining table, or dragging teddies around the yard in a cardboard box boat. 

But somewhere along the road from kid to adult I lost the ability to play.

Today, indoor play is superseded by chores; outdoor adventures paused for a quick detour to the supermarket. 

The recent lockdowns really brought this to light. Spending weeks trying to keep the bambinos happy and engaged really showed me how hopeless I am at playing. One minute I’m playing hide and seek and the next I’m sidetracked with laundry. (Whaaaaaat the @#$%, I hate laundry?!)

But, play is vital for our kids’ growth and a cornerstone of the connection we have with our little ones. Plus, a little bit of silliness is a great tonic for everyone’s mental health right now. 

So, this issue is our PLAY issue, where we’ve channelled our inner Bandit and Bluey in the hope of helping everyone rediscover a smidgen of their fun side.

Copies are distributing at all parenting hot spots across Southeast Queensland now.

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By Claire Gilligan
WITH A FIFO HUSBAND WHO WORKS AWAY WEEKS AT A TIME, CLAIRE ENJOYS FINDING FUN, LOCAL THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO VISIT TO OCCUPY HER AND HER TWO GIRLS' TIME. ORIGINALLY FROM SYDNEY, CLAIRE AND HER FAMILY LOVE ALL THE THINGS THE SUNSHINE COAST HAS TO OFFER AND ENJOY SHOWING IT OFF TO VISITING FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Kids on the Coast is a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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