Fresh Baked Friday - ZIB Artist Collection

Today’s style inspiration is a cool collaboration between Latvian label ZIB and an amazing crew of designers and street artists. Each print is available as a sweatshirt, or a sweatshirt dress, and is available in sizes 2 – 8 years. It’s tough to pick a favourite, but I’m especially fond of the foxes on bicycles…

ZIB Artist Collection - Cool Kids Jumpers, Sweaters, Sweatshirts

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GIVEAWAY - $75 Voucher from Nest Accessories!

Nest Accessories is one of our go-to destinations for beautiful children’s decor and this week we’re helping Nest designer Ashleigh to celebrate the launch of her new fabric wall sticker collection. The range is made from re-positionable polyester fabric which is BPA and PVC free… yay, no nasties! Here’s a little sneaky peek at our favourites; get your entries in folks!

Win a $75 Voucher from Nest Accessories

Nest Accessories fabric wall decals are easy to apply, and may be peeled off an repositioned over and over again without damaging your walls. They can be applied to almost any clean surface, giving you all kinds of creative options when it comes to decorating.

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Competition - Giveaway - WinWould you like to win a $75 from Nest Accessories? To enter, simply visit Nest Accessories and tell us which item is your favourite. Please submit your entry through the Rafflecopter widget below. You can also score extra entries into the prize draw by joining us on Facebook or tweeting about the giveaway. Winner announced on 24 April, 2014.

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Music Review - ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!

Hello friends! Last week we introduced you to Julie from WA, who dropped in to share her thoughts on some new tunes for kids. Today we’ve asked Julie for her feedback on another album, ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!, by Andrés Salguero and Luis Angel Bonilla. These guys produce fun, bilingual music for kids. Read on!

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Julie’s review

For anyone looking to diversify their car related music options, the album “1 2 3 con Andrés” (produced by Andrés Salguero and Luis Angel Bonilla) is a great choice. It’s live, boppy and friendly but can also be soulful and at times quite relaxing. The appeal of this album lies in its “world music” like sound; track number 6 “If I Had a Mariachi” is a perfect example!

The main singer & songwriter, Andrés Salguero, originates from Colombia and has an extensive history in Latin-American music but wanted to deliver an album dedicated to families and having a bilingual purpose.

I have always been a closet language lover (I appreciate others’ talents in the area!) and this kind of CD allowed me to indulge in a fantasy that I could again attempt to learn a new language. The writer/ singer draws parallels between English and Spanish seamlessly and one could be forgiven for thinking language is easy to learn at an older age. And for younger kids, with their spritely minds, this is a wonderful time to expose them to new cultures and languages.

This is a mostly educational album (such as track 7, “My Friend Manuel”) but that is expertly hidden by the live music, with a diverse range of instruments including the guitar and trumpets. I particularly liked the songs which pointed out the meanings of words in both English and Spanish; many youngins will love working out the meaning of the words between languages and, if they have a background in Italian, there are obvious similarities there too which are fun to find.

Slightly older kids will love track track 8, which is a true “Love Song” for our furred and feathered friends. It’s quirky and, personally, I love a good guitar / bongo combo :-)

All in all, this album offers music with an abundance of relevant themes for the savvy 3.5-7 year olds and there are tracks about fatherhood, culture and language tips to suit an older audience. And can I mention again track no 8 about a higher love for animals? A big hit with me and a certain five year old!

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You can purchase a copy of ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!, online or via iTunes.

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GIVEAWAY - Win a $50 Voucher from KaPow!

KaPow? KaChing! It’s time for a wild and whimsical giveaway! Earlier this week, KaPow released their long awaited winter collection (with much excitement and shenanigans). We didn’t want to miss out on the fun, so today we’re spoiling you rotten with a Kapow competition! Read on!

GIVEAWAY - Win a $50 Voucher from KaPow!

Competition - Giveaway - WinWould you like to win a $50 voucher to spend at Kapow? To enter, simply visit KaPow and tell us which item is your favourite. Please submit your entry through the Rafflecopter widget below. You can also score extra entries into the prize draw by joining us on Facebook or tweeting about the giveaway. Winner announced on 24 April, 2014.

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