March 22, 2021

When I chat with parents who are really struggling to make time for play, I hear a lot of comments like “I don’t have space for a dedicated play room” or “My kids just aren’t interested in playing with their toys without me. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong but they just don’t seem

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January 25, 2021

Since becoming a mum, I’m often asked what kind of things I look for when choosing books for my own child, Ellis, and which books are currently on our bookshelf. Most people assume that having access to so many books would mean that our personal bookshelf is huge, but that’s really not the case! I’m

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January 18, 2021

Throughout 2020, I spent time evaluating our toys, books and resources. I looked for books that depicted children of a variety of races. I checked to see whether races different to my own were well represented in our toys and materials. I looked through the stores and businesses I support day to day. And do

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December 7, 2020

Whether you’ve been following me for a little while or a long while, you’ll know that I love all things sensory play! But when it comes to food-based sensory play, well that can be a bit controversial. You see, many early years childcare centres don’t allow food-based play (often for cultural reasons), but I am

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November 2, 2020

When I reflect on my childhood, lots of things come to mind. A loud house full of siblings, hot days spent in the pool, and sprawling out on my bed reading my favourite books over and over again – particularly Possum Magic by Mem Fox, Wombat Stew by Marcia K. Vaughan, and Where the Forest

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