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Celebrating the Arts Visual Arts

May 24, 2018

    Since we are in the middle of Education Week here in Victoria, we’re immersed in this year’s theme of ‘Celebrating the Arts’ We…

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My Pop-Up Body Book By Jennie Maizels and William Petty

May 22, 2018

  This week, we’re changing pace a little and looking at a non-fiction book. We don’t often review non-fiction texts, but kids are usually fascinated…

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Celebrating the Arts – Performing Arts

May 17, 2018

  Now this is a topic dear to my heart! In Year 12, three of my five subjects were performing arts based and in doing…

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Book Review – The Runaway Hug by Nick Bland

May 15, 2018

  This is such a sweet story. There’s nothing complex about it, but it always makes me feel cosy and I never tire of reading…

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Manage technology at home

Top 8 Tips for Managing Technology at Home

May 10, 2018

  Kids and technology: how to manage it? How do you manage kids and technology in your home? By this, I don’t just mean what…

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In My Heart By Jo Witek

May 08, 2018

  Sometimes, I come across a book I have never before seen, and I cannot believe I don’t know it; it is so beautiful and…

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Roy & Matilda – The Gallery Mice By Susan Venn

May 01, 2018

  If you live in or are visiting Melbourne and are planning a trip to the Art Gallery, or if you want to bring a…

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school-readiness

Five fun activities to learn shapes

April 26, 2018

If you have a child in the early years of schooling or home schooling, or even kindergarten, they have probably been learning to identify 2D…

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Alfred’s War By Rachel Bin Salleh

April 24, 2018

  Alfred’s War uses the character of Alfred George to tell an all-too-common and sadly forgotten story of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who…

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Easy activities for fine motor development

April 19, 2018

If you have ever googled ‘find motor’ or even just ‘kids activities’, you would have unearthed a mound of ideas for helping kids strengthen their…

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