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Child Health Specialist Series: About the Work of a Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Paediatric Occupational Therapist Interview

Today’s Child Health Specialist interview features the lovely Anna Meadows – the mum and Paediatric Occupational Therapist behind the fun blog, Kids Play Space. Please tell us a little about the work of a Paediatric Occupational Therapist Occupational therapy is concerned with promoting … [Read more...]

Family Friendly Recipe: Coconut Rice Pudding with Mango Puree

Coconut Rice Pudding with Mango Puree Recipe

Dad 101 loves rice pudding (apparently it's a comfort food from his childhood) and was keen to introduce it to our girls. So I experimented a little to create a dairy free version we can all enjoy. It's actually pretty healthy, meaning it's actually perfect for a pudding-for-breakfast … [Read more...]

35 Resources To Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking

35 Online Educational Resources to Inspire Inventive Thinking

This fantastic collection of resources is brought to you by littleBIGidea. I’ve scoured the internet, including all of my favourite social media sites, to bring you a fantastic collection of online inquiry and inventive thinking resources that I know will inspire and motivate both you and your … [Read more...]

19 Easy Ways to Green Your Groceries

Easy Ways to Green Your Groceries

This post is the fifth in the Easy Green series by Jo Hegerty of Down to Earth Mother. Every time we spend money on food and other essentials, we make a choice about the world we want to live in. We can choose to reduce waste and to support resourcefulness, we can choose people over corporations … [Read more...]

23 Activities for Tweens

Activities for Tweens

This post is the fifth in the Parenting Tweens series by Kate Fairlie. When I wrote my article Top Tips for Parenting Tweens a few months back, the first tip on my list was 'find ways to connect'.  Right now, as I parent to twin ten year old girls, this seems like one of the most important things … [Read more...]

Easy Dinner Recipe: Sausage & Rice Bake

Easy Dinner Recipe_Sausage and Rice Bake ft

This post is by regular contributor Kylie Gardner of Octavia & Vicky. Every Monday I get a sense of dread in my bones as I realise I need to plan the meals for the week. Again. Do these little people really need to be fed Every Single Day? Really? I actually love cooking (and I love … [Read more...]

Babies & Board Books: Add Playtime Fun to Reading Time!

Babies and Board Books: Integrating Play and Learning with Reading

This is a guest post by Dusty Shell, a homeschooling mum of four who blogs over at To the Moon and Back. I have a slight obsession with books. Okay, slight is a bit of an understatement. I absolutely love reading and when I had my first child, I desperately wanted to be sure that I did my best to … [Read more...]

Creating a Discovery Area with Tinkerlab

Discovery area

I was so excited to recently receive a copy of the wonderful Rachelle Doorley of Tinkerlab's brand new book, Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors. This book is filled with activities that encourage young children to tinker, explore and think creatively, and I love that the hands-on … [Read more...]