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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...]

Let Them Go Barefoot and 6 Other “Rules” for Play

Let them go barefoot and 6 more 'rules' for play. Why free play is so important for children and the 7 rules parents need to let them have more of it

This post is sponsored by Omo. Climb a tree. Make mud pies. Build a fort. Invent a game that lasts for days. Play in the rain. Camp out on the trampoline. How many of these do you remember doing as a child? Now look at the list again any tell me, when was the last time your children had a … [Read more...]

How Much is Too Much? Learning to Let Go and Let Children Take Risks

How much is too much? Learning to let go and let children take risks

"Can I, Mum, can I?" she asks with big, round eyes. Every fibre of my being wants to scream, “No,” or, “But be careful.” The protective instinct is super strong in this mama bear but instead I just nod and say, “Give it a go, if you want to.” It’s natural, of course, our protectiveness. And … [Read more...]

Games for Kids: How to Play Tails

Games for kids: How to play TAILS. Part of an awesome collection of active games for kids of all ages.

There are so many fun types of tag or chasey games and I love Tails Tag because the child has to be quick on their feet, thinking on the offense and the defence at the same time! It's great for getting children active with the potential to burn plenty of excess energy in a short time frame, and it … [Read more...]

Printable Star Wars Lego Mosaic Patterns

Star Wars Lego Mosaics Free Printable Patterns

So we are two thirds of the way through sharing the original Star Wars trilogy with our girls and Immy is loving it. While she is fascinated by the idea of a good stormtrooper, it will be a while before we let her see the latest movie release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but in the meantime we are … [Read more...]

Sewing Cards from Recycled Greeting Cards

Kids Sewing Cards from recycled Christmas or birthday cards

STOP! Before you put those Christmas cards into the recycling bin - okay, I admit, it's probably still a few days until you do that, right? - anyway, before you do, I suggest you save your favourites to make a set of simple sewing cards! Great for preschoolers and children in the early school years, … [Read more...]

Lego Mosaics for Kids: 3 Printable Christmas Building Challenges

3 Printable Lego Mosaic Patterns

I have been thinking that a new Lego mosaic building challenge is well overdue, and given the rapidly approaching holiday Christmas just had to be the theme for this latest round of printable mosaic designs. Just like the previous Lego mosaic challenges - the circus themed and animal themed … [Read more...]

12 Christmas Action Songs & Finger Plays for Preschool & Kindergarten

12 Christmas Songs and Finger Plays. Perfect for preschool, kindergarten and lower primary/elementary grades.

One of the best things about Christmas has to be the music, right? We had such a lovely time listening to Immy sing with the choir at her school carol service last week, there may have even been the odd tear as I watched my big girl get carried away, singing with great gusto and pure joy. While many … [Read more...]