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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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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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Olympic Games Activity Ideas

August 04, 2016

Are your kids starting to get excited about the Olympic Games coming up? Ours certainly are! So, instead of having them just watch it on…

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I Love You Stinky Face By Lisa McCourt

July 26, 2016

  I Love You Stinky Face was given to us at The Sunshine Collective as a hand-me-down book and just as well really, because I…

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5 Things My Child Worries About

July 21, 2016

I have two very different children. One is full of confidence and fills every room she walks into with her personality and sleeps soundly each night. She…

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Book Review – The Red Balloon by A. Lamorisse

July 19, 2016

The Red Balloon was actually first a film, released in 1956 and the author, A Lamorisse is a French film director. He wrote the screenplay…

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When the Love of Learning Fades – 6 tips to re-engage your child

July 14, 2016

The majority of young children love to learn. They are like sponges, soaking up as much information as possible. Most also love going to school…

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