Millions of years ago while dinosaurs ruled the land, giant reptiles over 20 metres long hunted the depths of the sea – and they’re coming back to life in this incredible exhibition for families.
With 70 exhibits, including real fossils that are millions of years old and huge life-sized fossil casts of up to 13 metres, and hands-on immersive multimedia, this is an amazing family day out.
The exhibition was produced by the Australian National Maritime Museum with one of the world’s leading sea monster experts, palaeontologist Dr Espen Knutsen, and kid curators; the displays capture children’s imaginations while communicating the latest scientific research on marine life.
The highlight of the exhibition is the hands-on Draw Alive space where children can create their own sea monster, scan it in, and watch it digitally swim on the screen before them, mixing science, art, and creativity with the latest in multimedia technology.
Sometimes our children can sound like a broken record wanting and, needing everything in sight! It is times like this when can find ourselves going a bit crazy wanting to run from all the demands. One major tip to help avoid this, is teaching your child the difference between ‘want and need’. By explaining to your child there is a big difference between “I need a drink” or “I want a toy”, you will help your child understand when it’s the right time to ask for something and, hopefully will diminish the list of requirements for you!
Is your kid nose-picker?
Deal with any allergies and dehydration issues first as these can make picking seem necessary. Teach your child to use a handkerchief or tissue, as the main problem is the spreading of germs from fingers straight to the nasal cavity.
My child can’t stop saying rude words! What do I do?
As parents we all will experience our children saying rude words, whether it is as small as be saying ‘poo’, or screaming a swear word in the middle of a supermarket. No matter the circumstance, it is our job as parents to teach the child what is acceptable language to use. When your child uses these inappropriate words you can…
1. Firmly explain this is a bad word and “we don’t use that word in this house”.
2. Set a rule that if this word is used again, there will be a punishment.
3. Ask if they understand this discussion you two have just had.