educational activities

Celebrating the Arts – Performing Arts

May 17, 2018

  Now this is a topic dear to my heart! In Year 12, three of my five subjects were performing arts based and in doing…

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school-readiness

Five fun activities to learn shapes

April 26, 2018

If you have a child in the early years of schooling or home schooling, or even kindergarten, they have probably been learning to identify 2D…

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Easy activities for fine motor development

April 19, 2018

If you have ever googled ‘find motor’ or even just ‘kids activities’, you would have unearthed a mound of ideas for helping kids strengthen their…

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Activities to Promote Kindness

April 12, 2018

  One of my favourite quotes is: ‘In a world where you can choose to be anything, choose to be kind.’ I often write this…

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Commonwealth Games Activity Ideas

April 05, 2018

The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games have begun, so we thought it might be time to get into the spirit of the Games and have some…

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Little Explorers

March 15, 2018

  Children are often innately fascinated with history – and they love the concept of a place being discovered for the ‘first time’; not something…

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Max’s Math By Kate Banks

March 13, 2018

    Max’s Math is another wonderful book that allows for, and prompts, a great deal of learning beyond the pages. Summary: Max loves problem…

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Travelling With Kids – Camping Activities

March 08, 2018

With Easter holidays just over three weeks away, we know lots of you will be planning camping or caravanning trips. We love a bit of…

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Teaching your child to read – practical tips

March 01, 2018

  Teaching your child to read, or helping them improve their reading can be one of the most difficult and daunting educational tasks a parent…

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Fun ideas for teaching times tables

February 22, 2018

My son is at the age where his teachers are encouraging us to start teaching times tables. I think most parents have an inward groan…

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