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Tell a Story Family Mealtime Conversation Starters

Tell a Story Conversation Starters/Storytelling Prompts for Families

It's been a crazy, busy day but now, with a hot meal on the table and the family gathered round, it is the perfect time to have enjoy a little silly fun together -  that will also build language skills! Today we are sharing seven storytelling prompts to use at the dinner table. Each of the … [Read more...]

Coping When Kids Are Sick: 12 Quiet Activities for Sick Kids

Coping with Sick Kids: 12 Quiet Activities for School Aged Kids Who Are Recovering From Being Sick

This post is sponsored by Healthdirect Australia. “Mummy, my new year’s resolution is not to vomit this year,” my then six year old declared. I wasn’t surprised, given just how sick she’d recently been with gastro. We’d arrived at the emergency department of our local hospital in the early hours … [Read more...]

12 Magical Book Series for Kids Who Love Rainbow Magic

12-Chapter-Book-Series-for-Kids-Who-Love-Rainbow-Magic-Books

Immy was a big fan or the Rainbow Magic book series for many years but I am secretly relieved to say that she has totally moved on. While their magical stories of friendship are somewhat captivating for 5-8 year olds,  I found them somewhat repetitive and formulaic, more than a little shallow and … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make

40+ Mothers Day Gift Ideas to Make with Kids of all ages

I don't know a mum who doesn't love a little thoughtfulness at Mother's Day and what could be more thoughtful than a sleep in, breakfast in bed and a handmade gift. If you are looking for a gift to make for a special mum or grandmum with the children in your life, you need look no further as here … [Read more...]

Chocolate No Cook Playdough Recipe

Chocolate (Uncooked) Playdough Recipe

I think chocolate playdough might be my favourite type of playdough. It smells amazing but it tastes like playdough so the kids won't eat it….. mostly!!! Chocolate Playdough Recipe You will need: 1 and 1/2 cups of plain flour 1/2 cup of cocoa 1/2 cup of salt 2 Tablespoons of cream of … [Read more...]

Exploring Emotions Jenga Game

Exploring Big Emotions Jenga Game

Looking for a fun way to explore big emotions with kids? I think we have just the game for you! This twist make the regular game of Jenga a great tool for talking with children about a whole range of emotions, how they make you feel and triggers for emotions. DIY Exploring Emotions Jenga … [Read more...]

Yoga for Kids: A Walk Through the Garden

Garden Yoga for Kids: Free Printable Poster

Today I have once again teamed up with the very talented author of Kids Yoga Stories, Giselle Shardlow, to bring you a simple yoga sequence to use with children and a very handy printable. Enjoy! “Frogs!” “Butterflies!” “Caterpillars!” My daughter’s preschool classmates were all eager to … [Read more...]

15 Ways to Have Fun With MUD!

Sensory Play Ideas: 15 Ways to Play With Mud

Whether it be a good, old fashioned mix of sand and water or thick and sticky, clay based earth, mud play is a fabulous way to engage children in real, sensory based play and we've got 15 awesome ways to get you playing! 1. The first step is creating a mud play space. Don't despair if you … [Read more...]