January 9, 2024

Hands-on name activities for preschoolers

As the Back to School season approaches us here in Australia, it’s a super exciting time (and maybe a little nerve-wracking!) time for us and our little learners, especially those gearing up for their first ever school experience! One of the most empowering, foundational skills we can gift our children as they start this journey,

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August 21, 2023

Decoding your child’s behaviours through play schemas

We’ve all been there. Staring in bewilderment as our child repeatedly tips over a cup of water or endlessly hides the remote in the most bizarre places. You’ve probably caught yourself thinking “Why do they keep doing this?!” The good news is that there’s often a pattern to this seemingly random behavior. And once you

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April 14, 2023

5 Books About ANZAC Day for Preschoolers

Looking for books about ANZAC Day for your preschooler? As you may have discovered, most picture books about ANZAC Day are written for older children. As a teacher, I’ve found many great books for 6-12-year-olds which tell the story of ANZAC Day and I use these in the classroom every year. But what about the

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November 21, 2022

Sensory Play gift ideas for the kids in your life

Whether you’ve been following me for a little while or a long while, you’ll know that I love all things sensory play! My belief is that sensory play is really the foundation for lifelong learning. It sets the scene for so many mathematical and scientific investigations and understandings! But above all of the developmental benefits

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November 15, 2022

Our favourite outdoor toys for kids

If you’ve been following along for a little while, you’ll know outdoor play is close to my heart! In fact, my husband Kurtis and I always knew we wanted our children to grow up surrounded by nature, just like we both did growing up on acreage as kids! I have very fond memories of playtime

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