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Don’t Jiggle the Spiders!! Obstacle Course Fun for Kids

Don't Jiggle the Spider!! Halloween Obstacle Course Fun for Kids

This simple obstacle course has been a source of so many laughs with both of my girls since we set it up under our backyard patio. The idea is to travel through the web inspired series of obstacles without jiggling the spiders - and each is attached to a jingle bell to make it extra tricky! Perfect … [Read more...]

Snack Ideas: Homemade Fruit Bars

Lunch Box Snack Ideas: Homemade Fruit Bars Recipe

My daughter adores Apple Cereal Bars. In fact, she would live off Apple Cereal Bars and Orange Juice if I let her. Apple Cereal Bars are found alongside muesli bars in the supermarket and they are basically an oven baked pastry tube filled with a pureed fruit. Since Bear likes to have a cereal bar … [Read more...]

12 Fun Picture Books About Colour

12 Fab Picture Books About Colour (and Color!)

Learning to identify colours is a classic milestone of early childhood, and parents and teachers will often use picture books to help young children learn to distinguish between and name colours. In my opinion, the best children’s books to teach colours combine a great story and captivating, … [Read more...]

Kids Snack Idea: Homemade Biscuit Dippers & Berry Yoghurt

Homemade biscuit yoghurt dippers with berry yoghurt. Great snack or lunch box recipe idea.

These Biscuit Dippers & Berry Yoghurt make a great after school snack or lunch box treat. The berry yoghurt is super simple to make and can be easily adapted to utilise whatever berries you have in season and, to make things even more convenient, the biscuit dippers can be made ahead of … [Read more...]

5 Mindfulness Apps for Kids

5 Mindfulness Apps for Kids. Great for home and school.

My Miss 8 has always been a good sleeper, ever since she was around 7 weeks old when she started sleeping through the night - while we were travelling on an interstate trip, no less! However every now and then, when she has something on her mind, she will come to us for help as she is having … [Read more...]

Printable Multiplication Strategy Mat

Printable multiplication strategy mats

With a third grader in our home, learning about multiplication is well and truly on our agenda. As well as learning to recite the times tables, Miss 8 is also learning a range of strategies for solving multiplication problems. If you're looking for ways to support your child's multiplication … [Read more...]

12 Awesome Lego Books to Inspire Your Lego Mad Builder


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...]