school

Marvellous Measurement

August 02, 2018

We’re all about ‘measurement’ activities this month! Our upcoming Brilliant Boxes for Levels (grades) 1 and 3 include measurement as part of the maths activities – so…

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Brilliant Boxes – all your questions answered!

July 26, 2018

Hello! We have recently had so many new friends joining The Sunshine Collective online, on Facebook, Instagram and getting in touch with us by email.…

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Speaking in Front of an Audience – activities to build confidence

July 19, 2018

I was a shy kid, so the words ‘show and tell’ terrified me. I don’t think I really got the hang of public speaking until…

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World Geography – part 1

July 05, 2018

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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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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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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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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