Posts by Erin

Cheap Things My Kids Love . . . That Don’t Involve Screens

August 25, 2016

    We recently had the annual hard rubbish collection at our place, which made me realise exactly how much expensive plastic rubbish my kids…

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Crankenstein By Samantha Berger

August 23, 2016

  Crankenstein is a light-hearted, funny book about something we are, no doubt, all quite familiar with: cranky kids! Summary There are many reasons Crankenstein…

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Read Aloud!

August 18, 2016

Who doesn’t love to be read to? I still love it, although I do tend to fall asleep within about 3 minutes, but I still…

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Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

August 16, 2016

  Extra Yarn is a gorgeous story about kindness, generosity and a little bit of magic. I first came across this book when my daughter’s…

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A letter to parents of teens (or those just prematurely stressing)

August 11, 2016

Dear Parents, 10 years ago, back in 2006, I was teaching Grade 4 at a lovely primary school in Bayside, Melbourne. My class, 4D, were…

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There’s a Sea in my Bedroom By Margaret Wild

August 09, 2016

  There’s a Sea in my Bedroom is a sweet, gentle story about overcoming fears. There’s a lovely dose of imagination thrown in and, the…

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Olympic Games Activity Ideas

August 04, 2016

Are your kids starting to get excited about the Olympic Games coming up? Ours certainly are! So, instead of having them just watch it on…

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Oh The Places You’ll Go! By Dr. Seuss

August 02, 2016

  The first time I read Oh The Places You’ll Go! was when I was 22 and about to embark on my overseas adventures. A…

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Floor Games For The Whole Family

July 28, 2016

  I’m not sure whether or not you have noticed, but it’s cold outside; really, really cold. At this time of year, going out is…

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I Love You Stinky Face By Lisa McCourt

July 26, 2016

  I Love You Stinky Face was given to us at The Sunshine Collective as a hand-me-down book and just as well really, because I…

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