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How To Teach Your Child To Tell Time

February 23, 2017

How do you teach your child to tell time? It is a question we get asked all the time. (http://topnotchteaching.com/lesson-ideas/paper-plate-crafts) They really do need to…

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Apple Pigs By Ruth Orbach

February 21, 2017

  In keeping with our recent gardening-related posts and ideas, we thought we’d review Apple Pigs – another oldie, but goodie that brings back happy…

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kids gardening

Gardening activities for kids

February 16, 2017

This post is all about how you can get kids learning in the garden. You don’t need a lot of space to create gardening activities for kids:…

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Kate Pankhurst

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World By Kate Pankhurst

February 14, 2017

      If you are looking for a book to inspire a girl in your life (including yourself) this is most definitely it! Summary:…

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Free Valentine’s Printable Activities

February 09, 2017

Who doesn’t love a free printable?! Your kids may be hearing about Valentine’s Day at school, from friends or just seeing all of the love…

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Books for kids

My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes By Eve Sutton

February 07, 2017

  First published in 1978, this is a book I well remember from my own childhood. It’s simple, fun, repetitive and rhyming, what’s not to…

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Free literacy printables for the early years

February 02, 2017

  With the start of a new year, there are plenty of parents with curious pre-schoolers who are wondering how to come up with literacy…

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Kes Gray

How Many Legs? By Kes Gray

January 31, 2017

For as long as he’s been able to talk, my son (starting Prep today!) has been fascinated by numbers. He’s constantly counting and adding, so…

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The Somewhat Sad Mummy’s (or Daddy’s) Guide to the First Day of School

January 26, 2017

If, like me, you have a child starting school this year, you may have some mixed emotions about this. On one hand, of course it’s…

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The Internet is Like a Puddle By Shona Innes

January 24, 2017

  The Internet is Like a Puddle is a simple picture story book, highlighting, for children, some of the dangers of internet use. As our…

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