Author Archives: Maraya

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About Maraya

Maraya can be found hiding in the car pretending to ‘work’, watching endless teen dramas, eating chocolate and dreaming of becoming the next Mrs Hemsworth (any of them will do!)

help your reluctant reader

5 ways you can help your reluctant reader

help your reluctant reader

As a child I was a voracious reader. I was on chapter books by about five or six and I was hooked. I was never without a book – I belonged to all the libraries (although I was terrible at returning my books) and I struck up relationships with bookshop owners along the Northern Beaches of Sydney. I had my own chair at the second hand book shop I went to every day after school from the ages of eight to 10 – I was allowed to read in the store and they always swapped my books for me. On average I would read one book every afternoon, sometimes two.

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puffs

Out and About: Puffs at the Entertainment Quarter

puffs

Last week we were lucky enough to be invited to the opening of PUFFS! PUFFS is the story of the Hufflepuffs of Hogwarts (or the Puffs so there is no copyright infringement lol!) While Harry, Ron and Hermione are off having adventures, facing You Know Who and saving the school, what is happening to the Puffs who just want to get on with school, and try not to die? Continue reading

five things kids need in their lunch box

5 Foods your child should have in their lunchbox every day

five things kids need in their lunch box

Packing lunches every day can be tiresome, repetitive and frustrating. Especially when your child changes what they like every week and you’re trying to juggle work and getting out the door. Add in the pressure of social media and ‘Instagram worthy’ lunches, and we can feel frustrated, tired and totally over it. But sometimes simple is better. It’s not about how fancy their lunches are, it’s about making sure that each lunch has the right foods to help their little bodies grow and concentrate in the classroom.

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Girl Guides

Guide Guides – More than just a biscuit

Girl Guides

When I was 10 I started a new school. I moved from a tiny little school, with a maximum of 24 kids, where every student was like my family, to our local public school. The public school had around 1000 kids and I didn’t know what hit me. Everyone looked the same in uniform, I could never find the same person twice and they had all know each other since kindy. I was completely lost, but then I joined Girl Guides.

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