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Cooking From Your Favourite Book: A Viking Dinner

Cooking with Kids: How to Train A Dragon inspired viking feast. Plan and cook a feast together in celebration of the much-loved book or movie

Bee and Bear’s favourite books at the moment are anything to do with the DreamWorks production, How to Train Your Dragon.  While they are not quite ready for the original novels by Cressida Cowell, Bear and Bee’s interest in all things Viking and dragon related surpasses any other interest they … [Read more...]

50 {MORE} Playful Sight Word Activity Ideas

50 MORE Playful Sight Word Activity Ideas. Perfect for revising sight words and spelling words with beginning readers.

Revision is so important to learning  to read sight words and to learning to spell, and I love finding new and playful ways to revise words with Immy. Making revision fun and playful makes it both more engaging and memorable so today I am sharing 50 playful sight word activity ideas (that can be … [Read more...]

The Three Little Pigs Printable Story Retell Puppets

The Three Little Pigs Story Retell Puppets Free Printable

Oh we have been having some fun this week with these Three Little Pigs storytelling props! There has been much huffing and puffing! And wonderful story making and sharing. I love puppets and storytelling props for their potential for wonderfully engaged literacy learning, imaginative play and social … [Read more...]

9 Ways To Prepare Your Child for Starting Child Care, Preschool or Kindy

9 tips to help your child settle into childcare or preschool

This post is sponsored by Starting Blocks. The first time your little one leaves you to spend time being cared for by someone else is a big day for everyone. And the when, how and why will be different for each of us. However, whatever age or stage your child is in, preparing for this transition is … [Read more...]

Simple Kids Snack Ideas: Crunchy Apple Boats

Kids Snack Ideas: Crunchy Apple Boats

Apples! My girls love them. I love that they are cheap right now! And although my girls will just as happily crunch away on an apple au naturel, sometimes it is nice to dress them up as a bit of a treat. These Crunchy Apple Boats are super easy to make and they are sure to bring a smile to the face … [Read more...]

7 Book Inspired Small World Play Ideas

7 Book Inspired Small World Play Ideas

My girls both love imaginative play and presenting a small world as an invitation to play is guaranteed to engage them for hours. And creating a small world based on a fabulous picture book has the added bonus of encouraging their use of lots of wonderful language and comprehension skills as they … [Read more...]

10 Super Cool Ways to Store Your Child’s Toy Collections

10 super cool storage ideas for your toy collections

Does your child have a favourite toy collection? Have you ever thought of making a feature that works as a great visual display and as a storage solution? I love these great super cool ideas for storing and displaying toy collections! Thomas and Friends Display Shelf (top left) via Green … [Read more...]

Making a Beginning Reader Lift-the-Flap Book

Simple DIY Lift the Flap Books for Beginning Readers

In this post Jodie of Growing Book by Book shares a clever tutorial for making a fun lift-the-flap book tailored to your beginning readers level of reading ability. Beginning readers need lots of practice with "just right" reading materials to learn and grow.  Perfect leveled books can be … [Read more...]