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Paper Towel Painting

Kids Watercolour Painting Ideas: Paper towel painting

Sometimes finding a new art experience is as simple as trying your materials out on a new 'canvas.' Such was the case when we decided to try painting with watercolours onto kitchen paper towel. We used a Micador watercolour palette, experimenting with brushes of different sizes and a little … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Helping Beginning Readers

How to Support an Early Reader: Tips for listening to oral reading

In this post regular contributor, Jodie of Growing Book by Book, shares practical strategies for helping early readers as you listen to their oral reading. Do you have a new or budding reader in your life? Watching a child learn to read is a magical time. But, it can also be a cause for concern … [Read more...]

Hands On Activities for Learning About 2D & 3D Shapes

Learning about Shapes: 2D and 3D Shapes Learning Activities

In today's post, Lauren of Teacher Types shares a selection of hands on maths activities for exploring 2- and 3- dimensional shapes. When we think of maths, we typically think firstly of numbers. But there is a whole other world of mathematics to enjoy and explore and today’s post is all about … [Read more...]

20+ Road Trip Activity Ideas

20+ Road Trip Activity Ideas for kids of all ages

If your children are anything like mine, you are just 5 minutes into a three hour road trip and they've already eaten half the car snacks and are already asking, "Are we there yet?!!" If this is the case (or you suspect it will be!), check out this great collection of road trip activity ideas just … [Read more...]

Making Lego Pictures: 3 Printable Animal Designs

Making Lego Pictures: 3 Printable Animal Designs

We love creating with Lego in our house. Whether it be making their own creation or recreating a Lego set, there is always a Lego project in progress! I have recently been thinking about ways to extend Immy's play with Lego and I had the idea of making up some 2D picture designs for her to have a … [Read more...]

Helping Children Manage Big Emotions: Books About Emotions

7 Picture Books About Big Emotions

I am a huge fan of using books as a resource to open discussion with kids about all manner of situations and problems. This collection of books about emotions was sparked by the popularity of the Managing Big Emotions series (scroll down to the bottom of the post to see the collection of printable … [Read more...]

7 Chapter Book Series’ for Kids Who Love Rainbow Magic Books

7 Chapter Book Series for Kids Who Love Rainbow Magic Books

Hands up if you have a child who loves Rainbow Magic? I swear that we have read at least 120 of the 200+ titles over the past 3+ years, but Immy still loves them. I mean, we even had a Rainbow Magic themed birthday party last year! Yes, I agree they are very repetitive and formulaic, somewhat … [Read more...]

Spelling Dice Game Printable

Spelling Dice Game Printable

If you are looking for a fun way to engage your child with their weekly spelling list or homework revision, this spelling dice game printable is just the thing! You can customise each dice with six spelling revision activities of your own choosing before printing and playing!   To … [Read more...]