Who else is joining me in a happy dance… because summer is HERE!
It’s been a helluva flip-flop year— where one moment I’m happily buzzing around the region delivering little people to various activities with a flurry of magazines in my wake, and the next I’m locked down and loaded, fully prepared for the zombies to swarm up the driveway.
And either would seem a pretty normal daily event for 2021. Old normal, new normal, whatever it may be, I think we all deserve a huge high-five for getting here. Even if—like me—you feel somewhat like an extra from The Walking Dead as you stumble across the finish line.
What I love most about the Queensland summer is that it’s such a culminating occasion—the end of the school year and calendar year meets the start of Christmas festivities and summer. The simultaneous state-wide sigh of relief is almost tangible, saying ‘We’ve made it. Let’s set all the crap aside for a short while and open a cold one’.
And with Christmas, New Year, Australia Day, school holidays, and so much more crammed into three glorious months, the summer really is time to take a well-earned breather.
So, our Summer issue is here to help you do just that!
We have mocktail recipes for the whole family, games to play, the best summer reads for kids and grown ups, and a huge Christmas Gift Guide for those that haven’t started shopping yet (eeeek, that’s me!).
And of course, let’s not forget the other side of Christmas, where we get kids set for a year of learning success in 2022 with our Education Special.
For the Sunshine Coast, we visit the Early Learning Centre that is building foundations for life in it’s littlest learners, our local educators share their tips on bouncing back from a rocky 20/21, and we run around the region’s schools to see what’s in store in the classroom for 2022.
Whilst on the Gold Coast, we go on a summer adventure, exploring the incredible family-friendly destination of K’gari (Fraser Island).
And with summer safety in mind, in Brisbane our cover feature explores the essentials of raising a water baby in Queensland.
Wishing you all a happy Christmas and sparkly summer!
KIDS ON THE COAST MAGAZINE – SUNSHINE COAST SUMMER 2021-22 EDITION
KIDS ON THE COAST MAGAZINE – GOLD COAST SUMMER 2021-22 EDITION