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Why do we choose to manufacture Fair Trade and Ethically?

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Kylie Rainbows and Clover

Why should we buy fair trade?

Click here to read our article on fair trade, where we stand amongst it all, and why we all need to support ethical manufacturing and fair trade!SaveSaveSaveSaveSave

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Posted in about us, better world, ethical manufacturing, fair trade, fairtrade, nepal, our story, plastic-free

What is Easter? Why do we have bunnies delivering eggs? Are you ready with your chocolate alternatives?

Posted on April 03, 2017 by Kylie Rainbows and Clover

The story of the Easter Bunny is thought to have become common in the 19th century; Rabbits usually give birth to a big litter of babies (kittens), so they became a symbol of new life.  Legend has it that the Easter bunny lays, decorates and hides eggs as they are also a symbol of new life.  Modern day kids love to go on egg hunts, and these can be so much fun when done with friends and family.

Over the past few decades, as with many other holidays, Easter has become extremely commercialised, and shops are pumping out Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies, Easter clothing for kids, and Hot Cross Buns - just after Christmas! 

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Easter alternatives for gifts for children nursery decor imaginative play toys

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Bullying outcomes can vary vastly depending on a parent's involvement

Posted on March 20, 2017 by Kylie Rainbows and Clover

Last week our friend’s daughter Harlem was bullied on the bus home from her primary school. After speaking with her friend the following day, they found out who the little bully-boy was & what he'd said, so Harlem’s folks went to see the Principal immediately. The Principal phoned the bully-boy’s father to let him know what was happening, and naturally, the father wasn't happy at all. Just a couple of days later, when Harlem was dropped off at school, the little bully-boy apologised for what he'd done & gave Harlem a bag (pictured) with a couple of goodies & a card he'd made to say sorry. Harlem’s mumma cried when she saw it, and said her heart felt like it was going to explode. “This right here is parenting done right!! It doesn't take much to be a good parent, or person for that matter. This has made our day!”

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2x $100 vouchers to be won!

Posted on February 10, 2017 by Kylie Rainbows and Clover

Want a $100 voucher to spend online at Rainbows and Clover?
FOLLOW us on Instagram and/or Facebook, LIKE the competition post, &
COMMENT below the post about why you should win. 

It’s that easy! We'll pick a random winner on Valentines Day!
3pm, 14/2/17 AEST.

(double your chance of winning by entering on BOTH facebook and Instgram! $100 voucher to be won on both platforms!)

24 questions to ask your children - fun quiz

Posted on January 16, 2017 by Kylie Rainbows and Clover

We've produced a revised version, so here's a set of 24 questions to ask your children and record for prosperity.  I've just done it with my 13 year old daughter, and 9 and 11 year old nieces - and the answers have been gold!
Try printing this out, and bringing it out each year on the same date, to see how their answers change!

1. What is something that mummy and daddy always say to you?

2. What makes mummy and daddy happy?

3. What makes mummy and daddy sad?

4. What makes mummy and daddy laugh?

5. How do mummy and daddy make you laugh?

6. What is something that frustrates you about mummy and daddy?


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Present Box: Why you need one and ideas to get you started

Posted on November 23, 2016 by Kylie Rainbows and Clover

You know what it’s like. You’ve been busy all week, not a moment to spare and then finally when you take a moment for yourself and the flood of to-dos come racing through your head you realise your child has to attend a birthday party in the morning – and the shops are already closed. Or maybe you do make it to the shops but end up spending more than you wanted simply for the convenience of getting the present sorted.

This is where the present box is your sanity saver. No last minute panic. No rush or budget-busting purchases. Just an quick pick from quality presents you bought in advance – easy!

present box ideas to get you started

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Imaginative Play Ideas: An Undersea Adventure

Posted on November 04, 2016 by Kylie Rainbows and Clover

Kids love to pretend and role play, and they can be absorbed in their little stories sometimes for hours at a time. It's an important part of their learning and development; it helps them make sense of their world, understand relationships, communicate their thoughts and feelings, and discover new interests. It’s also great for us as parents to watch and take part in!

Here at Rainbows and Clover we are big believers in imaginative play, so to help your little one’s imagination run wild, we thought we’d share some ideas on creating an undersea adventure! With so many different animals, colours and storylines to explore you’ll have a hard time pulling them away!

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Posted in imaginative play, mermaids, rainbows and clover, under the sea adventures

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