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No Rain, No Rainbows: Lessons Learnt Through Tough Times

No Rain No Rainbows: Lessons Learnt Through Tough Times

This post is sponsored by the Commonwealth Government and ASIC. Some blog posts are much harder to write than others. This is one of those on the difficult end of the spectrum but as a wise woman shared recently, “The stories that hurt the most are the ones that need to be told the most.” You see, … [Read more...]

50 Frugal Shopping Tips for When Times Are Tight

50 Frugal Shopping Tips for When Times Are Tight

I know many of us live on tight household budgets so I recently asked friends of the Childhood 101 Facebook page to share their favourite tips for saving on shopping and cooking when the budget is really tight. The result is a fabulous list of 50 simple tips for making your money go as far as … [Read more...]

9 Maths Games to Play With Lids

9 Maths Games to Play with Lids

Plastic lids are a fabulous tool for playful learning and they're free! Here are 9 fun maths inspired games for toddlers and preschoolers to play with LIDS! 1. Count them: As I shared in this post - Beyond Number Names: Supporting Children As They Learn to Count, children who progress well in … [Read more...]

Be Your Child’s Champion Without The Pressure

Positive Parenting: Be Your Child's Champion WIthout the Pressure

Immy is currently rehearsing for her very first competition dancing solo. She has danced in one comp before - in two group events, but this time she is going solo! She has been training for months and seems quietly confident but I am just a bundle of nerves. Based on our experience at the last … [Read more...]

Kids Snack Ideas: Superfood Super Smoothie!

Kids Snack Ideas: Superfoods Super Smoothies. Great for breakfast on the go and as you head off to afterschool activities.

My girls love this smoothie combination. And I love how many great superfoods are crammed into it! The best bit, they have no idea. Even Dad 101 couldn't believe I had hidden avocado in a berry smoothie - he also had no idea! The extra goodness makes this smoothie a great breakfast-on-the-go option … [Read more...]

Paper Towel Painting

Kids Watercolour Painting Ideas: Paper towel painting

Sometimes finding a new art experience is as simple as trying your materials out on a new 'canvas.' Such was the case when we decided to try painting with watercolours onto kitchen paper towel. We used a Micador watercolour palette, experimenting with brushes of different sizes and a little … [Read more...]

13 Awesome Animal Prints from Etsy

13 Awesome Animal Prints from Etsy

If your child is an animal lover then Etsy is a veritable menagerie of gorgeous art prints perfect for decorating your child's spaces - nursery, bedroom or playroom. Here are 15 of my favourites... {Pictured left to right from top left} Giraffe Photo Print :: Newborn Trendz (you have to check … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Helping Beginning Readers

How to Support an Early Reader: Tips for listening to oral reading

In this post regular contributor, Jodie of Growing Book by Book, shares practical strategies for helping early readers as you listen to their oral reading. Do you have a new or budding reader in your life? Watching a child learn to read is a magical time. But, it can also be a cause for concern … [Read more...]