Find some joy this spooky season with Día de los Muertos

30 October 2020
It’s the spooky season! But while most of us are gearing up for Halloween, there’s another scary holiday that deserves just as much attention: Día de los Muertos.

Spring has sprung! Outdoor activities for screen-free playtime

09 October 2020
Spring has finally arrived at Hinkler HQ! The days are getting warmer, flowers are blossoming, and after all this time inside, the idea of embarking on some outdoor adventures has never been so appealing.

Discovering the classics: captivating reads to ignite your child’s imagination

29 September 2020
The classics are classics for a reason; they are stories that have not tarnished over time. But when trying to build a love of reading in our children, it can be hard to find wonderful texts that are age appropriate.

Playing with paper: behind the scenes with big kid (and paper engineer) Geoff Rayner

09 September 2020
I’m Geoff Rayner, the paper engineer behind Zap! Extra: Make Your Own Marble Run. A paper engineer makes me sound super sciencey – but it’s just a fancy name for someone who plays with bits of paper and cardboard all day long.

5 reasons why screen-free playtime is important for kids (and how to encourage it)

18 August 2020
For most of us, electronic devices are an essential part of our daily lives. We use them to navigate, learn DIY, research school projects, and so much more. But while they can be super-helpful, it’s a good idea to plan some time away from them. Here are some reasons why:

Learn more about our oceans for National Science Week

13 August 2020
The countdown to National Science Week 2020is on! Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology for everybody is taking place from 15–23 August and is sure to engage curious kids. You can check out all the cool activities and events here.

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