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About Kidz-Fiz-Biz

Marlene Rattigan is teacher in Early Childhood & of English as a Second Language & from 1987-2000 was an accredited fitness leader.


These days my husband and I spend a lot of time with the grandchildren, as do most people of our generation. I’m not quite sure why this should be so as our parents and grandparents did not do the inordinate … Continue reading

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Beware the ‘Ugly Parent’

We have all seen them, unfortunately. These are the misguided souls who think that by berating their children or other children on the sporting field, or even the umpires, that somehow that constitutes good parenting and support of their children. … Continue reading

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Sing Your Heart Out

I read all sorts of articles on health and this one was all about heart health and the connection with singing! It comes from cardiologist Dr Steven Gundry MD. This is what he says – ‘…singing enhances something called: heart … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

This will be the last Kidz Newz for 2017. The next newsletter will go out in February. Meantime, have a well-earned break.  

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Wake Up It’s Christmas!

I was looking after my three year-old granddaughter yesterday and we were listening to some Christmas music. We both decided we really liked a piece of music by Peter Combe called ‘So Far Away’ from his album ‘Wake Up It’s … Continue reading

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When Fundamental Movement Is Not Fundamental

I have written many times about the importance of movement (Kidz Newz numbers 62, 71, 72, 112, 139, 148 and especially 154 – go to the archive to access any of these. Nevertheless, it is worth defining it more closely. … Continue reading

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The Importance of Sensory Play

I was in China recently to attend my granddaughter’s 100-day ceremony and also to catch up with my niece, Belynda Seale (aka Bim), who has gone back there to live. She is writing a book on teaching (ECE) in a … Continue reading

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