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Author: Jane Robinson  

The school holidays can be a little hectic with the kids running around your feet, complaining of boredom, or worse still becoming addicted to their console games or technology based entertainment. But take the time to look around and you will find so many exciting attractions right on your doorstep to entertain the kids. I have put together a list of fun but subtly educational activity idea’s that will not only help keep the kids amused but also keep their brains active as well. 1. MUSEUMS What child doesn’t love the museum? Museums make learning fun...


Author: Jane Robinson  

With the school holidays only just around the corner, thinking of ways to keep the kids entertained for 2 whole weeks can be quite overwhelming. It can often be difficult for many parents to come up with fun and creative school holiday activities to keep the kids busy without resorting to technology based entertainment. Here at Rainbow Fun our main focus is to provide kids crafts, educational toys and games that improve kids’ creativity whilst also keeping the fun factor! Creative play is so important and enables children to exercise their imagination and develop a sense of satisfaction in creating something new. ...


Author: Cate Rocchi - Perth Media   Date Posted: 2 March 2016  

Clever parents aren’t waiting for schools and universities to churn out kids fully equipped for the modern age of innovation, they are fostering creativity themselves. Here are some tips from two of the smartest mums I know. In Western Australia, Charlie Caruso is the mum of two girls. She is also a media executive, writer and author of Understanding Y . Interestingly, Charlie herself had an unusual schooling at a primary school based at Perth’s Pioneer World in Armadale. Apart from the usual subjects, Charlie attended school in period costume and spent her recesses panning for gold and riding horses. Far from being a setback, this unconvention...


Author: Alex Jones 9yrs   Date Posted: 10 November 2015  

The Original Spirograph Card Creations Kit $9.95 by Hasbro M y name is Alex, well you probably already know that. Today I am reporting on a spirograph card set. At $9.95 I thought this was worth the money a s there were a lot of pretty cards and papers in the packet. You are also probably wondering wher...


Author: Cate Rocchi - Perth Media  

Switch the screens off at set times, have screen-free rooms in your home and slow down, says UK parenting expert Carl Honoré. Honoré, author of Under Pressure and star of TV show Frantic Family Rescue , spoke to a large Perth crowd this week. He said parents should not schedule in every moment of the day. They should leave time for children to get bored as this allows them to use their imagination. Let them go outside and play, discover the world around them and be creative. He warned families should understand how a ‘roadrunner culture’ is not always good for emotional stability and development. Honoré sa...


Author: Cate Rocchi  

When my three children were very small, we did a lot of crafts. Little cardboard reindeer cutouts stuck on the end of lead pencils; dinosaur footprints (plastic dinosaurs wedged in clay to leave lizard-like tracks – that was a real winner with boy toddlers); pressed flowers; making houses from sticks; salt dough villages and many, many collages. At that time I quickly set up the craft projects as part of a busy family lifestyle. They were some of the things I did trying to be a ‘good mum’ and I didn't give the activities much thought. Kids crafts were just ticks in the diary along with swimming lessons and mum and toddler group on a Tuesday morning. Over a decade has p...


Author: Alex Jones (9)   Date Posted: 11 August 2015  

Butterfly Mask ($24.95) by Seedling I chose the butterfly mask because it stood out in the whole entire Rainbow Fun collection. I wanted to give it a go, even though I cannot wear it because of my glasses. It is a good decoration to have. I was really excited when it came in the post. The packaging looked fabulous and I was very impressed – I really, really liked the box’s design. I was over the moon. ...


5 Reasons We Love Kinetic Sand - The Rainbow Fun Review Wackytivities Kinetic Sand is one of the hottest products for kids right now and you’d be surprised how something so simple could entertain children for so long…that is until you actually have a play with it yourself. So what exactly is this mysterious product? Similar to Play Doh in many ways (but much more fun in our opinion), Kinetic Sand might be described as a dry version of wet sand you’d find at the beach (if that makes any sense…), sand that can be moulded and shaped and doesn’t dry out. Sometimes a visual representation is the best way to describe so...


Date Posted: 27 August 2014  

The Monster Tail® loom opens up a whole world of new bracelet and charm designs in complex and amazing patterns. Two of our absolute favourites would have to be the Hexafish and Amerastrand bracelets but there are loads of different designs to choose from. Cleverly designed, the Monster T...


Date Posted: 15 August 2014  

Rainbow Loom - Addictive or Educational? Safe to say that Rainbow Loom has taken off all over the world. Rarely do we see a product primarily marketed at children come on so strong and remain relevant for so long , even grown-ups are hooked. Despite (or perhaps because of) being highly addictive and providing hours of fun for people of all ages, the Rainbow Loom products have had their share of critics. Various schools have banned Rainbow Loom completely due to excessive trading of bands and children becoming all but obsessed. Th...


Date Posted: 20 May 2014  

Compare Loom Band Kits Loom Band mania has hit the world with a vengeance and like most popular trends there are trials and pitfalls for shoppers. With a plethora of choice on the market how do you know which loom band kit to buy? To assist you along the way we have listed the top things to think about when buying a Loom Band Kit. Rainbow Loom® is the “premium” brand on the market but there isn’t a lot of difference when it comes to price as all looms sell for around $30 and under. There are however a few features to the Rainbow Loom® that make it a standout amongst its competitors. Ability to do the job...


Date Posted: 17 December 2013  

Don't worry if you have no idea what people are talking about when they refer to 'Rainbow Loom' or 'looming'. The Rainbow Loom® is brand new to Aussie kids (and parents), it's a monster craze overseas and soon to be big here. Rainbow Fun is delighted to be one of the first distributors in the country and even more delighted to be the biggest online store for everything 'Loom'. Don't underestimate the simplicity of the Rainbow Loom! With a loom kids can create an endless array of simple to complex designs. The possibilities are endless. Join us on our journey into the world of looming by liking our Rainbow Fun facebook page...


Date Posted: 3 January 2014  

If you are still wondering what all the fuss is about with the Rainbow Loom then the article on the following link will give you some idea of the AMAZING things you can create with your loom. Some of these creations are truly inspiring for loomers out there. Enjoy! http://www.buzzfeed.com/alannaokun/most-important-rainbow-loom-accomplishments-of-2013 ...