Wednesday Tips #15 2014

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Even when the weather is cold my grandchildren and I spend time in my garden. One of their favourite activities is to feed my goldfish. The fishpond is a simple arrangement made from a large ceramic pot and is easy to look after with the occasional clean out of weed and top up of the water when needed. During the really hot weather I place a plank of wood across part of the pond to minimise the increase in water temperature. I am also lucky to have neighbours who are happy to take over the feeding regime while I am on holidays.

Wednesdays at Gam’s
Providing daycare for grandchildren: What really works
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Wednesday Tips #13 2014

Photo0062 One of our favourite places to visit for my grandchildren and I is the zoo. In Victoria we have three sites under the directorship of Zoos Victoria.

Admission to all three sites is free for children during weekends and State school holidays, however, a membership to Zoos Victoria allows free entry every day, 365 days a year. A family membership can make a wonderful gift for Christmas or special occasion. It also means it is economical to visit often and for a particular focus rather than having to spend a whole day overloading senses and experiences. Little and often means that my grandchildren really absorb what they are experiencing and are learning about conservation of flora and fauna while having fun at the same time.

The site at Healesville specialises in the conservation of and research into  Australian native animals and birds. On this particular visit to Healesville my grandchildren and I enjoyed “the World of Parrots” with the children very excited at being able to feed the lorikeets some nectar.

Wednesdays at Gam’s
Providing daycare for grandchildren: What really works
Available from http://www.bookpal.com.au RRP $24.95

Advice from grandparents

http://www.startsatsixty.com.au/news/current-affairs/proven-the-best-advice-comes-from-grandparents
I can relate to these pearls of wisdom as many of them were handed   to me over the years. Now I find I say many of them too!

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