Kids

10 New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids

December 28, 2017

Remember celebrating new year’s eve before you had kids? It used to be several weeks of party planning, outfit planning and drinking fancy bubbles. Now,…

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Family Fun – Create a Design Brief

November 09, 2017

One of the lesser-known text types that is bound to raise its head throughout your child’s schooling, is the design brief. This is basically an…

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Introduction to Telling Time (for the early years)

September 28, 2017

Being able to tell time on an analogue clock is quite a difficult, but incredibly useful skill. Most children are in middle primary school before…

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Procedural Writing Ideas

September 21, 2017

Throughout every year level of the primary curriculum, you are likely to encounter procedural texts. Your child will be asked to write a procedure for…

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English Activities for Active Kids

September 14, 2017

Last week, we shared five maths activities to appeal to active or sporty kids. This week, we’re sharing five activities relating to English or literacy,…

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Lights, Camera, Action!

August 10, 2017

Last week, we shared five ideas on educational activities you could do as a family, after watching a movie. Given that we’re (still!) very much…

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Self-Reflection for children

March 30, 2017

With the first round of school holidays upon us, we thought this would be a great opportunity to offer a few self-reflection questions you can…

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Rosie Revere, Engineer By Andrea Beaty

March 28, 2017

  Oh my gosh – go out and get a copy of this book! Rosie Revere, Engineer is brand new to my Top 5 Picture…

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Family camping

Camping With Kids: 11 Life Lessons to be Learned

September 29, 2016

. Camping with kids When I was a kid, pretty much all our family holidays were spent towing our Jayco campervan around Australia. The memories…

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Teaching Kindness

Teach Your Kids: Be Kind. Be Compassionate.

September 08, 2016

Let’s talk about ‘compassion education’.  We’ve heard lots of parents asking how to teach kids to be kind and compassionate; it can be tricky in…

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