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Easter weekend ideas

April 06, 2017

Let me just say this up front: this is not another ‘Easter craft’ blog post. You can Google that stuff and there are many more…

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The Eleventh Hour By Graeme Base

April 04, 2017

  I think everyone knows of The Eleventh Hour, but possibly, like me, you may have forgotten just how captivating and exciting this book is.…

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Self-Reflection for children

March 30, 2017

With the first round of school holidays upon us, we thought this would be a great opportunity to offer a few self-reflection questions you can…

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Rosie Revere, Engineer By Andrea Beaty

March 28, 2017

  Oh my gosh – go out and get a copy of this book! Rosie Revere, Engineer is brand new to my Top 5 Picture…

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Fun ideas for teaching times tables

March 23, 2017

My son is at the age where his teachers are encouraging us to start teaching times tables. I think most parents have an inward groan…

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The House of 12 Bunnies By Caroline Stills and Sarcia Stills-Blott

March 21, 2017

  The House of 12 Bunnies is an extremely regular bedtime request in our house. It’s a simple, playful book with plenty of opportunity for…

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Memory Lane

March 16, 2017

With a new school year well underway we thought it might be a good time to run the first of what will be a regular…

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A Chair For My Mother By Vera B. Williams

March 14, 2017

  A Chair For My Mother is a beautiful story for talking about and teaching compassion. This book comes up on every ‘compassion education’ search…

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Fun with a 100s chart

March 09, 2017

Do you have a 100s chart at home? Maybe your kids use one in the classroom? To be honest, it often sits on a wall,…

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Feathers for Phoebe by Rod Clement

March 07, 2017

  Feathers for Phoebe is a gorgeously, bright and colourful picture book for children about learning to accept yourself, just the way you are. Summary:…

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