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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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Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey

September 06, 2016

  Pig the Pug is one of those books I have seen around pretty much everywhere, but have never actually read; until just last week.…

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Father’s Day 20 Questions

September 01, 2016

      With Father’s Day just a few days away, we thought it might be nice for the people who make up The Sunshine…

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The Children Who Loved Books By Peter Carnavas

August 30, 2016

  The Children Who Loved Books is a simple and charming story about the beauty and importance of books and family. Summary Angus and Lucy…

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Cheap Things My Kids Love . . . That Don’t Involve Screens

August 25, 2016

    We recently had the annual hard rubbish collection at our place, which made me realise exactly how much expensive plastic rubbish my kids…

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Crankenstein By Samantha Berger

August 23, 2016

  Crankenstein is a light-hearted, funny book about something we are, no doubt, all quite familiar with: cranky kids! Summary There are many reasons Crankenstein…

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Read Aloud!

August 18, 2016

Who doesn’t love to be read to? I still love it, although I do tend to fall asleep within about 3 minutes, but I still…

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Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

August 16, 2016

  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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A letter to parents of teens (or those just prematurely stressing)

August 11, 2016

Dear Parents, 10 years ago, back in 2006, I was teaching Grade 4 at a lovely primary school in Bayside, Melbourne. My class, 4D, were…

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There’s a Sea in my Bedroom By Margaret Wild

August 09, 2016

  There’s a Sea in my Bedroom is a sweet, gentle story about overcoming fears. There’s a lovely dose of imagination thrown in and, the…

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