Great news, Australian families. Sixteen high-profile films release these holidays, which means something for nearly every age group.
Do you ever watch 'Love Actually' at Christmas time and wonder what happened to little lovesick Sam? Well, here he is.
This week was tough. We can see that. You've finished your time at primary school and it's an end you probably didn't ask for.
A primary school in the US has apologised, after taking away a blind eight-year-old's cane and replacing it with a pool noodle as a punishment.
The 'Cinderella' tweet that has caused an instant stream of outraged Twitter comments in response.
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Melanie Kembrey 9:35am Thousands of public tributes have been placed in Martin Place for the victims of the Sydney siege, but none of them are as personal or heartbreaking as this one.
Shaza Barbar As children wait for their presents this Christmas, one little girl is asking for a lifetime of Christmas cards for herself and her two sisters.
Rachel Clun A primary school in the United States has apologised, after taking away a blind eight-year-old's cane and replacing it with a pool noodle as a punishment.
Linda McIver Only you can decide whether your child needs to be accelerated, writes teacher, Linda McIver.
Rachel Clun Lego has launched it's first local Christmas adveritising campaign, with a short video highlighting the joys of creativity.
Shaza Barbar Teachers may receive many cards and letters from their students but this supportive and thoughtful letter from one nine-year-old girl to her teacher has caught people's attention.
Funny kid's quotes
Rachel Clun 3:05pm One American dad decided to turn all the weird things his three-year-old says into a blog, called 'Spaghetti Toes'.
Rachel Clun No Christmas present is too big for your 10-year-old daughter, especially if you're a celebrity.
Livia Gamble 6:45pm Two girls have been found competent to stand trial after stabbing a classmate earlier this year to please a fictional character, Slender Man.
Ariane Beeston Grab a coffee and a mince pie and join us as we revisit the year that was on Essential Kids.
Danielle Colley As the weather heats up this will be your new favourite way to cool down. It is dairy free, healthy, and delicious.