school

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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Fun with a 100s chart

February 15, 2018

Do you have a 100s chart at home? Maybe your kids use one in the classroom? To be honest, it often sits on a wall,…

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All About Me Activities

February 08, 2018

If you have a child starting out either in school at learning at home, chances are you are looking at activities that are on the…

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First Day By Andrew Daddo

January 30, 2018

  This is the second of two books we’re reviewing, with the theme of starting school. Some schools have already started back for the year,…

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My First Day at School By Meredith Costain

January 23, 2018

  In about a week, many of you, including one of us here at The Sunshine Collective, will be sending a little one off to…

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Getting Ready For School

January 18, 2018

We’re just over halfway through school holidays, here. It’s lovely. It would be lovelier if the kids slept past 6.30am, but the slow mornings are…

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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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World Geography – part 1

October 12, 2017

We often have parents telling us that they’d really like their children to have a better grasp of ‘world geography’. I remember, as a kid,…

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Spring Time Activities

October 05, 2017

Spring themed educational activities Spring has sprung and here in Melbourne it is finally beginning to feel like it! This time of year is always…

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