Posts from the category: Starting School

Back to School: Organising Kids Spaces

organising kids rooms

Part of our getting organised for starting school strategy has involved re-organising Immy's closet. I have written before about my preference for comfortable, practical play clothes for young children so until now most of Immy's clothes (tops, shorts, leggings, skirts, jumpers, even many of her … [Read more...]

Clown Shoes and Tight Chests – A Mum’s First Year at School

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Today I would like to welcome Sarah Wayland of That Space In Between to Childhood 101 with a guest post sharing her perspective as a Mum reflecting upon her feelings as a mother when her daughter headed off to Big School last year... This time last year we had purchased the most gigantic shoes … [Read more...]

20 Lunch Box Snack Ideas + Free Printable! Fridge List

20 lunch box snack suggestions

As a new school Mum about to embark on her first foray into preparing school lunches, I thought it would be useful to compile a list of quick and easy snack suggestions for recess (or 'little' lunch) to hang inside my pantry door.  Of course, because I am a sharing kind of gal, I have included a … [Read more...]

Back to School With Litter-Less Lunches + a Giveaway

back to school lunch box ideas

Be sure to read to the end of the post for the chance to win with 4MyEarth. The past few weeks Immy has been having a bit of fun with practice ‘lunchbox lunches’ in preparation for kindy. This exercise can be really useful for ; Teaching children which foods are for recess or ‘little … [Read more...]

Starting School: 12 Tips for Easing Separation Anxiety

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{Image: First Week at Cow School by Andy Cutbill, illustrated by Russell Ayto} And all the cow mothers were sad that their babies were starting school :(  This will be me in a fortnight I am quite sure! While Immy is giving me every indication that she will be just fine, she has never been to child … [Read more...]

Back to School: Getting Organised + a Giveaway!

back to school tips

As much as it's breaking my heart (I am so not ready!), we have slowly started getting organised for Immy starting kindy. One of the hardest changes for us is going to be getting out of the door, into the car and to school on time! I am not much of a morning person (and cannot even imagine how I'll … [Read more...]

Preparing for the Practicalities of Starting School

school readiness

This Starting School post was originally published in January of 2010 and provides a list of practical life skills that can help to smooth the transition to the more formal setting of 'big school' for our littlest citizens. With many children starting school for the first time within the next … [Read more...]

Mum 2 Mum: Choosing a School…When It Doesn’t Work Out Quite How You’ve Planned


Last week I tweeted and shared on Facebook; "Going to school today for kindy parent information morning. I don't think I am ready!!!" In Western Australia, children who turn 4 by June 30th have the option to start part-time kindergarten. The class (and associated playground) is separate to but … [Read more...]