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Cooking with Kids: Easy Beetroot Dip Recipe

Cooking with kids: Easy Beetroot Dip Recipe

What now seems like many years ago I worked in a fabulous child care centre and whenever one of the children celebrated a birthday we would all share together in a special morning or afternoon tea. Dip, crackers and vegetable sticks inevitably formed part of this snacktime ritual, and it is here … [Read more...]

15 Preschool Counting Songs, Fingerplays & Rhymes

15 Counting Songs and Fingerplays for Preschool and Kindergarten. Includes printable song poster.

Fingerplays and nursery rhymes are a staple of the preschool and kindergarten classroom, and have been for generations. This list of counting themed counting rhymes and songs includes many of my personal favourites from my days teaching and being a mum. I have included a printable song list too that … [Read more...]

Everyday happiness. No big thing.

Finding your tiny moments of happy

“But Mummy doesn’t laugh.” I don't even remember the context of the conversation that my eight year old was having with her Dad when I overheard the words but they stung and they've been replaying themselves over and over in my head in the days since. It's not that I can't see her … [Read more...]

Easy Slow Cooker Mini Meatballs Recipe

Easy Slow Cooker Mini Meatballs Recipe

This easy meatball recipe has three things going for it (well, probably more but three that I am going to talk about!). #1 has to be the meatballs: they are just the ultimate in comfort food and these bite sized mini meatballs are perfect for kids. #2 they cook in the slow cooker...and you know how … [Read more...]

6 Reasons to Cook with Kids + 12 Recipes to Try

12 Things to Cook With Preschoolers and 6 Reasons Why You Should Make the Time to Cook Together

There’s no doubt about it, kids + cooking = fun! Making cookies, cakes, pinwheels, muffins and ice blocks are firm favourites in our house. But have you ever stopped to consider what you child is learning while they’re helping you in the kitchen? It’s probably more than you think. Many teachers are … [Read more...]

10 Alphabet Stamp Learning Activities for Preschool & Kindergarten

10 Fun Ways to Learn with Alphabet Stamps for preschool and kindergarten

My girls have both loved stamping from a young age and adding alphabet stamps to their creative play has been a natural progression as they have shown interest in learning about letters. Alphabet stamps really are a fabulous resource to use with children in preschool, kindergarten and beyond as … [Read more...]

Tell a Story Family Mealtime Conversation Starters

Tell a Story Conversation Starters/Storytelling Prompts for Families

It's been a crazy, busy day but now, with a hot meal on the table and the family gathered round, it is the perfect time to have enjoy a little silly fun together -  that will also build language skills! Today we are sharing seven storytelling prompts to use at the dinner table. Each of the … [Read more...]

Coping When Kids Are Sick: 12 Quiet Activities for Sick Kids

Coping with Sick Kids: 12 Quiet Activities for School Aged Kids Who Are Recovering From Being Sick

This post is sponsored by Healthdirect Australia. “Mummy, my new year’s resolution is not to vomit this year,” my then six year old declared. I wasn’t surprised, given just how sick she’d recently been with gastro. We’d arrived at the emergency department of our local hospital in the early hours … [Read more...]