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Why I Encourage My Children to be Bored

October 04, 2018

As parents we want our children to be happy. I mean, that’s basically the number one goal, right? Happy and healthy, and they won’t be…

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The Hero of Little Street By Gregory Rogers

October 02, 2018

  Apparently The Hero of Little Street is the third book in the Boy Bear series from Gregory Rogers and I think I’ll have to…

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Camping Activities for Kids

September 27, 2018

Top 12 Camping Activities for Kids Our Sunshine Collective families are old enough for some fun family camping and caravanning holidays, so we’ve all headed…

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The Quinkins By Percy Trezise and Dick Roughsey

September 25, 2018

  I’m not even sure this book is still available in stores, but every now and then I stumble across a copy and it takes…

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Free literacy printables for the early years

September 20, 2018

  With pre-school enrolments and ‘transition days’ underway, there are plenty of parents with curious pre-schoolers who are wondering how to come up with literacy…

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The Lost Thing By Shaun Tan

September 18, 2018

  In typical, Shaun Tan style, The Lost Thing is a feast for both the eyes and the imagination. The book itself professes to be…

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Create an Octable!

September 13, 2018

We are having a lot of fun with ‘octables’ at home. My son’s teacher introduced it to us and we’re finding it to be a…

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The Tower to the Sun By Colin Thompson

September 11, 2018

  There is a 7-word sentence, guaranteed to get me to purchase/read a picture book; it is: This book is written by Colin Thompson. This…

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Read Aloud for International Literacy Day

September 06, 2018

  It is almost International Literacy Day – here in Australia it is Saturday 8th September. So, we thought we’d share our favourite bedtime reads.…

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Two Peas in a Pod By Chris McKimmie

September 04, 2018

  Two Peas in a Pod was a Short-Listed Book in 2010. It’s a story that made me smile, and sometimes, that’s about the best…

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