Fun Ways to Keep Children Learning During School Holidays

Understandably, it can be difficult for children to remain motivated and engaged with their learning while on holidays. After all, they’ve just spent the past two or three months reading, writing, counting and problem-solving, so it’s only fair that they’re… Continue Reading >

Minecraft is Educational

My girls were studying deserts and sustainability at school. One part of their assignment was to create a model and do a speech about how people can live in the desert. One kid created a model from clay with a… Continue Reading >

Brain Gym for Stress Management

Brain Gym movements unite the brain, body and the senses improving overall brain function in areas such as concentration, memory recall, reading and writing, organisation skills, physical coordination and more.  When you can access more areas of the brain, and use… Continue Reading >

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 >

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 >

Delving deeper into your child’s favourite story.

Think back to your own childhood. What was your favourite kids’ book? Depending on your   ‘vintage’ answers will vary. As a little girl, I remember loving the classics; Fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm,  ‘The Five Chinese Brothers’ but mainly… Continue Reading >

Label Reading is a Must

As promised, I’m going to be listing a few of my favourite eosinophilic oesophagitis (EOE) friendly food products and Christmas recipes. Although there is a vast variety of foods that those with EOE can react to, this post will be… Continue Reading >

These 5 basic concepts are essential for early school success!

By Sabina Pyne, Youthrive Speech Pathologist Your child’s understanding of basic concepts is important for their success at school and it’s easy to help them develop these skills at home!   What are the basic concepts? Basic concepts are words… Continue Reading >

Developing the vocabulary skills vital for success!

By Sabina Pyne, Youthrive Speech Pathologist   Did you know that vocabulary growth helps kids think and learn about the world and is directly linked to their overall success at school? If your child is struggling with reading, research suggests that there… Continue Reading >

On a tight budget? 5 easy ways to support Home Reading

By Susan Spelic   With childcare fees through the roof and the increasing cost of living, families are faced with the dilemma of how juggle bills, while accessing quality reading materials for their kids. With the holiday season fast approaching… Continue Reading >