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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October 26, 2020

There’s one question that pops into my inbox more often than any other question. “How do I get my child to play independently?” Sometimes we all wish our little learners could just play independently without constantly needing us to entertain them. So today I’m going to give you 3 quick tips to support your child

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