Posts from the category: Bigger Kids Play

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...]

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 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...]

5 Steps to Literacy Rich STEM Activities

5 Steps to Literacy Rich STEM Activities

When we help kids make connections, we strengthen their learning experience. Integrating multiple subjects when studying a topic or theme is one way to help build these connections. STEM (which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math) activities provide a fabulous vehicle for … [Read more...]

Managing Big Emotions: Printable Emotions Cards & Matching Game

Managing Big Emotions: Printable Emotions Cards and Matching Game. Great for use with children of all ages at home or school.

There are so many ways that a set of emotions cards can be used with children at home and school. These types of activities are particularly valuable for helping children to learn to recognise and regulate their own big emotions, as well as learning to recognise and empathise with others struggling … [Read more...]