Posts from the category: Starting School

Back to School With Litter-Less Lunches + a Giveaway

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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!

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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

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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...]

Best Friends


"You are my best friend, Mummy." I wrote that in my one sentence journal back in February, recording the words Immy had said to me as I put her to bed. These simple words of an almost three year old warmed my heart. Of course, Immy has other friends. Small people who she misses dearly when they … [Read more...]

Making the Decision to Homeschool

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As a qualified teacher who has worked in early education for many years I am always curious to talk with parents who have made the decision to homeschool their children, especially in Australia where homeschooling is still relatively uncommon. It is such a big commitment for parents to make and … [Read more...]

Mum 2 Mum: Choosing A School


What is Mum 2 Mum? Mum 2 Mum is a place where as online friends we can share a little of our own experiences, so why not pop in for a cuppa and join the conversation. I was chatting to a girlfriend recently about an important decision we have to make way,way too very soon - where will our … [Read more...]