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12 Awesome Lego Books to Inspire Your Lego Mad Builder

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Miss 8 is a total Lego lover! And while she enjoys building from the commercially produced sets, what she loves most is building from her own imagination. She creates entire cities or worlds that then fuel hours of imaginative play with her sister and friends. A few months ago we just happened to … [Read more...]

Brain Breaks! 10 Crossing the Midline Activities for Kids

Brain Break Ideas: 10 Crossing the Midline Brain Break Resources for home or classroom

Crossing the midline refers to one’s ability to reach across (with both arms and legs) the invisible line we could draw down the centre of the body. To be able to co-ordinate both sides of our body, we need to be able to cross that invisible line. Activities that encourage a child to cross the … [Read more...]

5 Funtastic Fine Motor Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers

5 Funtastic Fine Motor Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers. SImple to set up and fun to play, the kids will love these!

Fine motor skills are such important skills for our little ones to develop but what exactly are fine motor skills and why do they matter anyway? Simply put gross motor skills involve the development of the large muscles required to perform skills such as jumping, hoping, balancing, throwing, … [Read more...]

5 Great Collections of Free Online Books for Kids

5 Great Collections of Free Online Books for Kids of All Ages. 100s of great titles.

I am a BIG advocate of reading with children and  I really do believe the biggest way you can make an impact to a child's lifelong learning journey is by reading together. I am a bit of a traditionalist and prefer good, old fashioned paper and ink type books for reading with my girls but with a … [Read more...]

Sensory Play: Spiced Citrus Playdough Recipe

Spiced citrus playdough recipe. Fabulous sensory play recipe for Autumn/Fall.

We love to make homemade play dough - it's a whole lot cheaper than its commercially produced counterpart and making your own also means that you can easily enhance the sensory nature of the dough by experimenting with different combinations of scents, textures, colours and other visual elements … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Literacy Rich STEM Activities

5 Steps to Literacy Rich STEM Activities

When we help kids make connections, we strengthen their learning experience. Integrating multiple subjects when studying a topic or theme is one way to help build these connections. STEM (which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math) activities provide a fabulous vehicle for … [Read more...]

15 Picture Books Featuring Inspiring Boy Characters

Picture Books Featuring Inspiring Boy Characters

Recently I shared a post on my Facebook page that featured a list of books with strong female characters. In response to that post, I had a reader comment that there were so many similar lists featuring girls around at the moment, but little for boys. She asked for suggestions for books featuring … [Read more...]

5 Essential Ingredients to Sticky Learning

How Children Learn: 5 Essential Ingredients to Sticky Learning. Make learning stick!

This post is sponsored by Finlee & Me. Imagine your boss enrols you in a work related training course that you have absolutely no interest in. You find the course content dry and boring, and you come away with little in the way of new knowledge or skills. In your opinion, the whole session … [Read more...]