Finished the last page of a great book? Try these ideas to expand kids’ thinking

There are lots of fun extension activities to do with our kids once the last page has been read. Here are practical, tired and tested ideas to try when expanding kids’ experiences, opinions and concepts about the books they read…. Continue Reading >

20 Questions to Ask your Mum this Mother’s Day

Below you’ll find 20 great questions to ask your mum this Mother’s Day. But first, some background. I was reading a book recently and came across a sentence that stopped me cold: “If you see your mother twice a year… Continue Reading >

THE SECRET TO A MORE ADVENTUROUS HOME

Definition of Adventurous: adjective willing to take risks or to try out new methods, ideas, or experiences. involving new ideas or methods. full of excitement As parents of teenagers living in a world where they are attached to their devices,… Continue Reading >

Toys and Gender

For many years retail stores have marketed toys and clothes to specific genders because it’s an easier way for them to reach their target buyers, but this has led to parents and often children feeling like they should only play… Continue Reading >

A new year brings change.

For many, young and old, a new year brings with it change. It may be a new mum heading back to work, a young child moving up rooms at daycare, a 4-year-old entering the world of schooling, new year classes,… Continue Reading >

How To Tackle Back To School Anxiety

Although the first day back at school, or even the first ever day at school, can be an exciting prospect for some children, adjustment difficulties are common. Anxious feelings are expected and normal in children returning to school, changing schools,… Continue Reading >

FAMILY SAFETY: What we learnt after having a HOUSE FIRE.  

One saved photo of a precious family memory – (camping along the Murray River.)   You might think that a house fire will never happen to your family. I hope it doesn’t! However, despite our best efforts to keep our… Continue Reading >

Surviving the Holidays with your Baby

The holiday period is a time filled with family gatherings, events and perhaps even a family holiday. We all usually spend time with a lot more people at a time than we normally do. For an adult or child, this… Continue Reading >

The Transition after Having Babies

When you have your first baby it’s a huge change, it’s amazing, exciting and scary all at the same time. You never feel fully prepared for the baby to arrive. You have either read a bunch of parenting/baby books or… Continue Reading >

Homework Tips to Keep Children Inspired

My 4 year old loves anything to do with numbers and the alphabet at the moment. As a Mum I’m constantly looking for new ways that I can incorporate new learning experiences for him. One thing that I have found… Continue Reading >