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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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You Must Bring a Hat By Simon Philip

April 17, 2018

  You Must Bring a Hat is not exactly a serious story with a multitude of deep and meaningful themes to discuss, but it is…

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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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Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

April 10, 2018

  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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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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Dolphin’s Triumph A Steve Parish Picture Book Story by Rebecca Johnson Photos by Steve Parish

April 03, 2018

    My children have always been really drawn to The Steve Parish books. They love animals (which kid doesn’t?) and the photos are really…

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Easter Egg Treasure Hunt Clues

March 29, 2018

Do you have an Easter tradition at your house? Or Easter activities you do each year? We do Easter egg hunts each year, hiding plenty…

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We’re All Wonders By R.J. Palacio

March 27, 2018

  We’re All Wonders is the picture story version of the 2012 novel, Wonder, written by the same author. In 2017, Wonder was made into…

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Mindful Matters

March 22, 2018

  Chances are, if you are the parent of a primary or secondary aged child in Australia, that you have heard the term ‘mindfulness’. You…

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Book Review: The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley By Colin Thompson

March 20, 2018

Given that today is International Day of Happiness, we thought we’d feature an all-time favourite book on happiness: The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley is…

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