Posts from the category: Children and Technology

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...]

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...]

15 80’s Movies to Watch With Your Tweens & Teens

15 80's movies to watch with tweens and teens

When my eldest was four she fell in love with the original 70's version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and I was excited - it seemed I had birthed a movie lover to follow in my own movie loving footsteps. She loves musicals - just like me, and comedies - just like me, and a good dose of … [Read more...]

8 Christmas Websites Your Kids Will Love!

Christmas Websites Your Kids Will Love Exploring

School's out, the present shopping done and the wrapping (and cleaning!) begun, so I feel like we can take a bit of time to relax and enjoy the last few days before Christmas. We've been making decorations, cards and treats, watching a holiday movie or two, reading lots of our favourite Christmas … [Read more...]

15 Best Christmas Movies for Kids

15 Best Christmas Movies for Kids as voted by kids and parents

Each year I ask the Childhood 101 Facebook community for their Christmas movie suggestions and this year I decided to take the responses from the past few years and tally up the results to find the 15 best Christmas movies for kids, as voted by kids and parents of our community! They are listed as a … [Read more...]

6 Fabulous Short Films from Children’s Books

6 Fabulous Short Films from Favourite Children's Books. A great selection for preschoolers and early elementary aged children.

When earlier this year AJ discovered the short film of Room on the Broom (based on the book by Julia Donaldson) it was love at first sight. And her love of the movie led to a love for the book and then a whole lot more love for all things Julia Donaldson. For us, as a family, it also opened up the … [Read more...]

Brain Breaks: 7 YouTube Channels to Get Kids Moving & Grooving

Brain Break Ideas: 7 YouTube Channels to Get Kids Moving and Grooving

Whether you're stuck inside because of the weather, you just need to change up the tone on one of THOSE days at home, or you're looking for brain break ideas for your class or group, this collection of YouTube channels includes plenty of inspiration to get kids moving, grooving and having fun. … [Read more...]

Keeping Kids Safe & Responsible Online

Practical Tips for Keeping Our Kids Safe & Responsible Online

Today I am excited to welcome Martine of The Modern Parent - a mum, speaker, writer, educator and family counsellor, to share practical strategies for keeping our kids safe and responsible online. Kids today are really no different to how we were as children. They want to play and create and … [Read more...]