Beautiful books to boost language development in early childhood from Manhattan Toy Company

Newly arrived at Kaleidoscope are Manhattan’s gorgeous new range of books specifically designed for newborn and up. The range starts with the Wimmer-Ferguson Baby Zoo Book, which utilises the contrast of black and white to attract and stimulate infants. The… Continue Reading >

Firstborn Vs. Secondborn

It is inevitable that parenting your firstborn will be vastly different to any and all subsequent children. With your first child you are completely and utterly thrown in the deep end. Sure you read all the books, attended parenting classes,… Continue Reading >

How to Give Your Child a Head Start

Media proudly brought to you by ABC Reading Eggs Not sure how to support your child’s development in the early years? Worried they won’t be ready for school? Want to give your child the best start for a love of… Continue Reading >

Unique Christmas Gift Ideas for Children that Won’t Cost the Earth

Written by Alice Zsembery   Christmas is barrelling towards us and, whilst you may find yourself saying that there is nothing that the kids NEED this year, inevitably, somehow you also end up finding yourself wandering around the toy stores… Continue Reading >

Tips to get Children Excited about Reading

As a teacher I love books. In fact, I love them so much that you could easily mistake me for a Mum who lines up at Aldi each January when the book sale is on and fights her way through… Continue Reading >

Only For Me

Only For Me is a beautiful 32 page picture book, designed to gently teach children that their body is private and that they have a right to protect their privacy.

Too many books? I think what you mean is not enough bookshelves.

“You can’t possibly buy any more books, we have no room!” -my husband, circa, 2015. I have a problem, it’s a children’s book collection problem. As a teacher, I had a little stash of books that I had collected along the… Continue Reading >

Encouraging your child to read

Earlier this year my son started school and with that we’ve been introduced to the daily ‘reader’. If you’re the parent of a school aged child you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. Every night your child brings home a… Continue Reading >

Blinky Bill’s Sugar Cookies

Blinky Bill’s Sugar Cookies! (From Allrecipes) Preparation: 20 min Cook: 8 min Ready in 2 hours (allows time for chilling) 1 1/2 cups butter, softened 2 cups white sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 cups all-purpose flour 2… Continue Reading >