Arts & Entertainment

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents.

Express yourself! Kinderling Conversation covers children's art and entertainment in all its forms, from music to films and TV, books to poetry, exhibitions to theatre.

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Catch up on the latest Arts & Entertainment segments

Listen to 12-year-old rising star Eloise Joo on Kinderling Conversation

Eloise Joo is 12 years old, and has already written three original songs. She chats about what inspires her to write and perform, and plays us something too For more…
7 mins

A sad whale, a bicycle and blues music: exploring our latest Story of The Week

Peter Carnavas  is an award-winning writer and illustrator, and dad of two. In his first foray into humour for kids, Blue Whale Blues tells the story about a whale and…
8 mins

The Vegetable Plot on growing great songs for kids

Luke Escombe (AKA Aspara Gus of The Vegetable Plot) talks about his passion for vegetables, and even plays one of Shevonne Hunt's favourite songs from his vegetable-themed band The…
13 mins

A cheeky and clever book to encourage your kids off the iPad

Kids these days can know how to swipe an iPhone before they turn the pages of a book Now author Felicity McLean has created a solution, This is a book! 
7 mins

Playground Ideas: explore the wonder and simplicity of play

"Play is a child's most important work", as the saying goes Marcus Veerman, CEO of non-profit Playground Ideas believes this quote whole heartedly, and spends his time making it…
19 mins

Indigenous stories for kids that encourage inner strength

Our new Story of the Week is Caterpillar and Butterfly by Ambelin Kwaymullina. She's an award-winning Aboriginal writer from the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Ambelin explains…
10 mins