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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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alphabet cards

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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Easy Science Experiments To Do At Home

January 19, 2017

Do your kids love science experiments? Mine do! We have a bookshelf of ‘making’ books, a couple of which are dedicated to science experiments. While…

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Sad Book

Michael Rosen’s Sad Book By Michael Rosen

January 17, 2017

  Michael Rosen’s Sad Book is certainly true to its title. This is not a book to read if you want to be cheered up,…

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school readiness

Getting Ready For School

January 12, 2017

We’re around halfway through school holidays, here. It’s lovely. It would be lovelier if the kids slept past 6.30am, but the slow mornings are great…

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Picture book

The Shape of My Heart By Mark Sperring

January 10, 2017

  The Shape of My Heart is a picture book for a younger audience. It looks at the various shapes that make up our world…

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