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Easy Dinner Recipe: Sausage & Rice Bake

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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...]

14 Fun Ideas for Dating Your Family

14 ideas for dating your family

There are times when our little family starts to feel disconnected. Typically it's a result of one (or both) parents being busy and distracted with work - which throws the balance off, add in a little end of term tiredness, a series of disrupted nights, or family illness, and you can just feel the … [Read more...]

3 Super Smoothie Recipes Your Kids Will Love

3 smoothie recipes your family will love

This is a sponsored post. My girls are both reasonably good eaters but as they are so active playing and learning throughout the day I am always mindful of packing as much nutritional value into each meal as I can. Which is one of the reasons I love including smoothies as part of our breakfast … [Read more...]

Math Games for Kids: Equation Decoder!

Math Games for Kids_Equation Decoder via Childhood 101

As I have shared previously, Immy is loving the challenge of learning simple addition and subtraction. I made up this simple decoding game on the fly one afternoon as I prepared afternoon tea - Immy often sits at our bench drawing or writing as I prepare meals and on this particular occasion she was … [Read more...]

18 Small Worlds for Inspiring Imaginative Play

18 Small Worlds for imaginative play

Long time followers of Childhood 101 know that Immy (now six years old) loves imaginative play, and AJ is most definitely following in her footsteps! Creating a small world for imaginative play is so easy to do - just grab your child's favourite figurines (or small vehicles) and then use a variety … [Read more...]

Drawing for Kids: 12 Fun Drawing Ideas

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I am pretty sure drawing is akin to breathing for Immy! This kid would be happy to draw all day every day. Over the years we have explored lots of different drawing techniques and mediums and these are some of our favourites.... 12 Really, Really Fun Ideas for Drawing with Kids 1. Ice + Ink = … [Read more...]