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Activity Advent Calendar

November 17, 2016

Christmas activities for kids Christmas activities are suddenly top of mind: the kids are bringing home Christmas craft, shopping centres are getting crazy busy, I’ve…

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Francis Watts

A Rat in a Stripy Sock By Francis Watts

November 15, 2016

Our picture book review this week is A Rat in a Stripy Sock: a gorgeous little story about how the simplest things in life (such as…

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10 Practical Ideas for Handwriting Activities

November 10, 2016

How to make handwriting activities fun Often, when parents ask what they can do at home to help their child, a teacher will tell them…

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Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge By Mem Fox

November 08, 2016

Our book review this week is a Mem Fox classic: Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, brings tears to my eyes every time I read it. It…

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Manage technology at home

Top 8 Tips for Managing Technology at Home

November 03, 2016

  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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Pamela Allen

Herbert and Harry By Pamela Allen

November 01, 2016

  Our book review this week is a Pamela Allen: Herbert and Harry, I admit, has been on our bookshelves, unread for several years. Granted,…

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Spring Time Educational Activities

October 27, 2016

Spring themed educational activities Spring has sprung and here in Melbourne it is finally beginning to feel like it! This time of year is always…

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Black Dog By Christobel Mattingley

October 25, 2016

Our book review this week is an old story. Black Dog is one of a select few childhood books of my own that I have…

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Brilliant box activities

Why Brilliant Boxes Are Not Just ‘More Homework’

October 20, 2016

Brilliant Box activities Your kids are already really busy, right? So are you. We know. We get it. The last thing you need is something…

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Chatterbox By Margaret Wild

October 18, 2016

  Our book review this week is Chatterbox  by Margaret Wild. It has been a favourite in our family for quite a few years. For those…

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