Posts from the category: Play and Learn

Don’t Jiggle the Spiders!! Obstacle Course Fun for Kids

Don't Jiggle the Spider!! Halloween Obstacle Course Fun for Kids

This simple obstacle course has been a source of so many laughs with both of my girls since we set it up under our backyard patio. The idea is to travel through the web inspired series of obstacles without jiggling the spiders - and each is attached to a jingle bell to make it extra tricky! Perfect … [Read more...]

12 Fun Picture Books About Colour

12 Fab Picture Books About Colour (and Color!)

Learning to identify colours is a classic milestone of early childhood, and parents and teachers will often use picture books to help young children learn to distinguish between and name colours. In my opinion, the best children’s books to teach colours combine a great story and captivating, … [Read more...]

5 Mindfulness Apps for Kids

5 Mindfulness Apps for Kids. Great for home and school.

My Miss 8 has always been a good sleeper, ever since she was around 7 weeks old when she started sleeping through the night - while we were travelling on an interstate trip, no less! However every now and then, when she has something on her mind, she will come to us for help as she is having … [Read more...]

Printable Multiplication Strategy Mat

Printable multiplication strategy mats

With a third grader in our home, learning about multiplication is well and truly on our agenda. As well as learning to recite the times tables, Miss 8 is also learning a range of strategies for solving multiplication problems. If you're looking for ways to support your child's multiplication … [Read more...]

12 Awesome Lego Books to Inspire Your Lego Mad Builder


Miss 8 is a total Lego lover! And while she enjoys building from the commercially produced sets, what she loves most is building from her own imagination. She creates entire cities or worlds that then fuel hours of imaginative play with her sister and friends. A few months ago we just happened to … [Read more...]

Brain Breaks! 10 Crossing the Midline Activities for Kids

Brain Break Ideas: 10 Crossing the Midline Brain Break Resources for home or classroom

Crossing the midline refers to one’s ability to reach across (with both arms and legs) the invisible line we could draw down the centre of the body. To be able to co-ordinate both sides of our body, we need to be able to cross that invisible line. Activities that encourage a child to cross the … [Read more...]

5 Funtastic Fine Motor Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers

5 Funtastic Fine Motor Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers. SImple to set up and fun to play, the kids will love these!

Fine motor skills are such important skills for our little ones to develop but what exactly are fine motor skills and why do they matter anyway? Simply put gross motor skills involve the development of the large muscles required to perform skills such as jumping, hoping, balancing, throwing, … [Read more...]

5 Great Collections of Free Online Books for Kids

5 Great Collections of Free Online Books for Kids of All Ages. 100s of great titles.

I am a BIG advocate of reading with children and  I really do believe the biggest way you can make an impact to a child's lifelong learning journey is by reading together. I am a bit of a traditionalist and prefer good, old fashioned paper and ink type books for reading with my girls but with a … [Read more...]