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Wendy's Involvement with the Media
Sydney for Kids the book
Wendy started researching and writing Sydney for Kids in March 1998 after a trip overseas with her very young children illuminated the need for city guides for families.
Edition 1 published 1999 by CHOICE Books. Reprinted 2000
Edition 2 published 2002 by CHOICE Books.
Edition 3 published 2004 by CHOICE Books.
Edition 4 published 2007 by www.choice.com.au
Edition 5 published under the CHOICE Imprint by UNSW Press released November 2009
The Sydney for Kids website was first launched in August 2001. This latest version, with lots of new features, was launched in June 2010.
The Family Fun Calendar is now interactive, giving visitors many search options.
The Sydney for Kids Directory helps families find all sorts of businesses, activities and services from child care to birthday party venues to sporting clubs.
Online Shopping links you to great online stores for kids/ teens/ families.
The Healthy Kids section has tips to help families stay healthy.
The Charities section describes charities that help Sydney children and families and their fundraising activities.
In the Sydney for Kids the guide book section find out about the latest edition with 400 activites for families in Sydney.
Wendy has written and recorded Sydney for Kids segments for FM 99.3 from November 2000 - November 2009.
Since 1999, Wendy has been interviewed on air by Mike Gibson and Alan Jones on 2GB, on MIX 106.5, on WSFM 101.7 and on Radio National about Sydney for Kids the book and Family Fun in Sydney.
Wendy has written articles for the Sun Herald Kids S school holiday guides since September 2001. In 2010 she has written 3 articles for each of the Autumn, Winter and Spring editions and 2 articles for the Summer edition.
Other Articles written by Wendy include:
- Wendy contributed 4 articles to Sydney’s Child in 2000.
- Kids Toys for Sun Herald in December 2002
- Family Fun for Discover Greater Sydney Magazine in January 2003
- Kids Stuff for the July 2003 edition of the (sydney) magazine
- 2 articles in the Sun Herald Travel in 2003, 1 article in 2004
- Family Adventures for explore travel supplement for The Sun Herald July 2005
- 1 article in Sydney Morning Herald Travel 2005
- Australian Museums for explore travel supplement for The Sun Herald March 2006
- Australian Kids Holiday Camps for explore travel supplement for The Sun Herald August 2006
- High 5 for the (sydney) magazine in March 2007
- Three articles for the Sydney Family Show Supplement in The Sun Hearld in April 2010
Sydney for Kids the book has appeared in articles in the Australian, Tot Line (Playgroup Assoc Magazine), Sunday Telegraph Travel, North Shore Times, Hornsby Advocate, The Sydney Weekly Courier, SMH Travel, Australian Girlz Club magazine, Panthers magazine, Camden Kids Newsletter
www.sydneyforkids.com.au has appeared in SMH Icon, Sunday Telegraph and Daily Telegraph Travel, SMH Travel, Sydney Weekly Courier, House and Garden magazine
Sydney for Kids the book was shown and discussed on Nicky Buckley’s segment of Today, December 2004