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9 Awesome DIY Ideas for Kids Bookshelves

9 Awesome DIY Kids Bookshelves

My girls have a lot of books and I have been looking for shelving options for a narrow hallway so that I can store some books that I need to put away until AJ is a little older. As I was searching Pinterest for inspiration, I came across so many fabulous DIY ideas for children's bookshelves that I … [Read more...]

7 Wonderful Word Building Activities

7 Wonderful Word Building Activities

In this post regular contributor, Lauren of Teacher Types, shares seven playful ideas for encouraging children in the early years of school to experiment with building words with a range of materials. “My child knows the Alphabet… Now what?” Word building is a crucial step between knowing … [Read more...]

8 Fun Books About Sibling Relationships

8 Fun Picture Books About Sibling Relationships

In today's post Jodie of Growing Book by Book is sharing some fabulous book suggestions that are just perfect for talking with your children about having siblings. Sibling relationships provide some of the deepest bonds we share. Each relationship is unique, but you will often find common themes … [Read more...]

9 Digital Word Games for School Aged Kids

9 Digital Word Games for School Aged Kids

This post is part of Microsoft’s #WorkWonders program. In our family, screen time is a bit like sugar. You see, we are certainly not sugar free but I am conscious of how many sugary treats our children eat and I make every effort to make good dietary choices for their health. The same applies to … [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...]

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...]

10 Ways to Get Kids to Listen

10 Simple Ways to Get Kids to Listen

I can't tell you how often I feel my requests to my children are falling on deaf ears! It's true, children are not always the best listeners - in fact, my almost-three year old regularly tunes me out! It mostly happens when she is concentrating intently on something or absorbed in an activity, … [Read more...]