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Nov
12

Why I Choose Chemical Free Pest Control

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I’m a label reader. I check for sugar, additives, preservatives and colours. I check for MSG and any weird chemical sounding ingredients. I’ve read books and watched shows and documentaries on the effects of food on kids (and adult) bodies.

So naturally when it comes to pest control I am also very conscious of what is being sprayed in our house, the effect it has not only on me & my kids but also on our birds and bunny rabbits!

Added to this is the fact that one of my son’s has asthma and even certain cleaning products can trigger hay fever in both of us.

BUT I REALLY HATE cockroaches and other creepy crawlies so I need pest control that is safe for my family.

Thankfully I discovered Puresafe. They are:

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Child safe
  • Animal and pet safe
  • Safe for pregnancy
  • Safe for gardens (including herb and veggie patches!)
  • Low toxic
  • BONUS – locally family business!

Puresafe Coffs Harbour uses only non-allergenic, odourless, very low toxic methods to manage and reduce pest infestations. Companies that use chemical pest control use potent chemicals and pesticides which can be breathed in and touched by little hands and have been linked to a wide range of health issues. Chemical pest control is also harmful for the environment, whereas Puresafe is eco-friendly.

Give the lovely Greg a call to have a chat and he will even pop into your home or business for a free quote.

Find out more information on their website. You can also follow them on Facebook.

 

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Nov
03

Learning is Fun Online

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Thanks once again to Coffs Harbour Libraries for providing this great information about what resources kids and parents can access.

Our kids are like little sponges, soaking up new experiences and taking in new information all the time. As a parent, it’s a joy to behold. When it comes to online learning, it can also be challenging to ensure our kids take in the most quality information from trusted sources. Coffs Harbour Libraries know how important it is to have good online learning resources, and most importantly, that they are fun for kids!

The library offers you a great array of specialist Online Information Collections. Think of the collections as similar to websites. However, unlike websites which can be created by anyone, expert or not, the specialist collections are created and organised only by recognised experts.

Your library card will give you instant access at any time!

These specialist collections include two authoritative and comprehensive sources of information to support children’s learning and make it fun!

 

Britannica Digital Learning – Online Library

Britannica Library is an award-winning resource for children and adults and is easy to use.

Accessing this trusted source of information enables you and your young ones to explore thousands of topics in science, social studies, language arts, and mathematics for school projects, to review concepts taught in the classroom, or to learn something new. The inbuilt research tools allow you to:-

  • Explore the animal kingdom by group, by habitat, or by name
  • Learn about countries of the world via an online World Atlas
  • Look at Videos and images about people, places, and things

World Book eBooks – Information eBooks – Perfect for School Assignments

The beauty of World Book e-books is their child-friendly layout, great illustrations and interactive features such as games, videos and audio clips.

Access to the e-books is easy to navigate.  The collection includes categories such as:

  • Animals Birds & Mammals
  • Biographies
  • Early Readers
  • History
  • Nature & Science
  • Space

Click on the cover image, and the information is on the screen instantly!

So go, grow and enjoy!

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Oct
15

A Flick Through Kids’ Magazines

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Love taking some time out to flick through a magazine? Youngsters love to do the same. There’s a great collection of magazines for kids to choose from at Coffs Harbour Libraries. As school begins again, what better way to introduce some extra fun and activities into your kids’ reading? A wealth of stories, an explosion of poetry, an array of articles and a selection of plays, activities, comic serials and more await young readers. Here’s a taster of what’s on offer:

General Kids’ Mags

Mania
The hottest kids’ mag in Australia! MANIA is engaging, informative and educational. Discover the latest news and trends in movies, games, cartoons, music and TV. MANIA also features fun fiction, jokes, pets, comics and sport.

Double Helix
Double Helix is fascinating and fun reading for children. Double Helix magazine is designed to foster an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The magazines are easy and fun to read, whether they are already interested in science or not. Double Helix magazine also promotes critical thinking and literacy in school-aged children and teens. Each issue includes hands-on activities, recipes, experiments, comics, puzzles and prizes to win.

K-Zone
The “Action” Mag for kids with a great sense of adventure! It is a loved by emerging independent readers, and they just love the competitions, puzzles and stories that jump out of each edition.  It includes info about gaming & coding to interest young minds and is jam packed with superheroes. 

School Magazines (published by The Department of Education)

Countdown magazine, a literary treasure trove for children reading at an 7- to 9-year old level. All features are magnificently illustrated with artwork by some of Australia’s leading artists or with carefully selected photographs.

Blast Off magazine for independent readers with an interest level around 9-10 years. . If reading for pleasure is a priority, then Blast Off is an ideal choice.

Orbit will capture the imagination of readers with an interest level around 10-11 years old. The comic serials which appear each month are a highlight for Orbitoids!

Touchdown is filled with a rich array of texts which appeal to readers aged around 12 years and older. Each magazine is packed with beautiful illustrations and photos, and the texts are sourced by roving correspondents.  

For more information: ask at your local branch – Coffs/Woolgoolga/Toormina

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