Posts from the category: Starting School

Getting Kids Organised: DIY Homework Caddy

This is Immy's first year of primary (elementary) school and therefore her first year of regular homework, and I must admit it has taken us a few weeks to find our stride when it comes to getting organised and getting it done each weeknight. We first had to find the best time of day for Immy to … [Read more...]

2 Hairstyles for School {Long Hair} + Organising Hair Stuff

We are back to school this week after eight (yes, eight!) weeks off. I've spent the last week getting everyone back into some semblance of school morning and evening routine so day one doesn't come as too much of a culture shock and I thought it might be handy for some readers if I share how we … [Read more...]

Help for Heading Back to School from the Mums of Childhood 101

The team here at Childhood 101 have written on topics related to starting school each year for the past five years so I thought I would put together some of the most popular back to school posts together into this handy guide. Personally, I am in complete denial about school going back but we have … [Read more...]

Getting Out the Door on Time Without Saying ‘Hurry Up!’

I recently read a blog post that really spoke to me. It was this one - The Day I Stopped Saying Hurry Up by Hands Free Mama. As I was reading this post all I could hear was my own voice barking, 'Hurry Up!,' as sometime during the last few months I had fallen into the trap of hurrying us through our … [Read more...]

5 Simple Lunch Box Ideas: Make Your Child’s School Lunch More Memorable

I love to do things to surprise Immy when she opens her lunch box at school. Not big, time consuming things but little tokens of love that I hope will bring a smile to her face and remind her that I am thinking of her. Here are 5 simple techniques I use to make her lunch just a little more … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Get Organised for the First Day of School

This post is by regular contributor Kate Fairlie of Picklebums. Every year for the past three years I have sworn I will be organised well before school starts... and every year I seem to take the whole of first term to find my feet and get my head around what’s needed. This year needs to be … [Read more...]

7 Tips for Settling Children into Child Care

This post is by regular contributor Kylie Gardner of Octavia and Vicky. Our daughter, Pebble, has been going to child care for two days a week since she was 18 months old. We've gone through the first transition of starting child care, and also the second transition of moving rooms as Pebble got … [Read more...]

Our School Holiday Survival Plan

Schools around Australia are breaking up for our extended, summer vacation period. We have seven weeks of freedom from organised activities between now and school returning and we are planning to take full advantage of our time together with relaxed fun, lots of laughter and shared adventures. Here … [Read more...]