HOT: MSO Jams for Juniors, National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra have been running their popular Jams for Juniors program for under 5s for many years, but this is their first time to the National Gallery of Victoria. And what a spectacular setting it is for a classical music concert! Originally the concert we are invited to attend is in the Great Hall but […]

Musical Sprouts family concerts – Giveaway!

Musical Sprouts are a concert series for babies and toddlers aged 0 – 5 and their families started by new mum Bridget a’Beckett. The 45 minute concerts feature original songs, Disney and musical theatre favourites and are performed by three professional singers and live instruments. The session also includes some activities to keep little bodies […]

HOT: Melbourne Festival 2014 – Families Program Picks for Under 5s

Tickets for the 2014 Melbourne Festival go on sale tomorrow Friday 1 August at 9am! One of Australia’s best international arts festivals is happening between Friday 10 October and Sunday 26 October 2014 and it includes special programs for kids.  There’s theatre, there music, patient circus and outdoor events to choose from. Here are my […]

HOT: Massive Attack

So NKOTB has been home for a few days now and we’re trying to establish a routine to make day to day life manageable.  So far, we haven’t made much progress. NKOTB does what she wants to do, when she wants to, and no amount of prodding or cajoling will convince her to do otherwise. All this has […]

HOT: High Expectations Redux

A while back, we posted a great video showing that with a little parental pressure, four year olds can be taught how to play pop songs on the Ukulele to amuse their parents. It turns out, I was just scratching the surface. There’s a veritable treasure trove of youtube videos of young kids plying ukulele […]

HOT: Sesame Street Celebrity Cameos

Essentially Baby recently posted a list of the 10 best Sesame St Celebrity Cameos. It was a great list, but it didn’t include my favourite:  REM’s Furry Happy Monsters. Dare you not to smile after watching this video!

HOT: High Expectations = High Performance

Given that NKOTB will be a member of the Eurasian Generation of Super Kids, help am I allowed to become a High Expectations Asian Father? If so, buy my high expectation is that NKOTB be able to perform Ukulele versions of classic pop songs by the age of four:

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