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Posts from the category: Play and Learn

50 {MORE} Playful Sight Word Activity Ideas

50 MORE Playful Sight Word Activity Ideas. Perfect for revising sight words and spelling words with beginning readers.

Revision is so important to learning  to read sight words and to learning to spell, and I love finding new and playful ways to revise words with Immy. Making revision fun and playful makes it both more engaging and memorable so today I am sharing 50 playful sight word activity ideas (that can be … [Read more...]

The Three Little Pigs Printable Story Retell Puppets

The Three Little Pigs Story Retell Puppets Free Printable

Oh we have been having some fun this week with these Three Little Pigs storytelling props! There has been much huffing and puffing! And wonderful story making and sharing. I love puppets and storytelling props for their potential for wonderfully engaged literacy learning, imaginative play and social … [Read more...]

9 Ways To Prepare Your Child for Starting Child Care, Preschool or Kindy

9 tips to help your child settle into childcare or preschool

This post is sponsored by Starting Blocks. The first time your little one leaves you to spend time being cared for by someone else is a big day for everyone. And the when, how and why will be different for each of us. However, whatever age or stage your child is in, preparing for this transition is … [Read more...]

7 Book Inspired Small World Play Ideas

7 Book Inspired Small World Play Ideas

My girls both love imaginative play and presenting a small world as an invitation to play is guaranteed to engage them for hours. And creating a small world based on a fabulous picture book has the added bonus of encouraging their use of lots of wonderful language and comprehension skills as they … [Read more...]

Making a Beginning Reader Lift-the-Flap Book

Simple DIY Lift the Flap Books for Beginning Readers

In this post Jodie of Growing Book by Book shares a clever tutorial for making a fun lift-the-flap book tailored to your beginning readers level of reading ability. Beginning readers need lots of practice with "just right" reading materials to learn and grow.  Perfect leveled books can be … [Read more...]

Reading Quotes for Kids: Printable Book Quote Poster

Childrens books

Just because I love this reading with kids quote! Here it is as a free printable poster for your home, your classroom, your childcare service, your library...wherever it is that you read with children! To download and print: CLICK HERE to open the PDF file. Download or save the PDF to your own … [Read more...]

24 Day, Night & Light Themed Learning Activities

24 Ways to Play and Learn With Light

In today's post Lauren of Teacher Types inspires us with a collection of fabulous activities for learning about light with a great collection of picture books to accompany your investigation. There have been some fantastic Book Week themes over the years here in Australia, and this year’s - Books … [Read more...]

Around the World in 40 Books

40 picture books to teach children about the world

I love the theme of this year's Book Week in Australia - books light up our world! Books really do introduce children to so many new concepts, ideas and adventures and today I am excited to be sharing a collection of 40 different picture books representing stories from all around the … [Read more...]