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Posts from the category: Thinking & Reasoning

Around the World in 40 Books

40 picture books to teach children about the world

I love the theme of this year's Book Week in Australia - books light up our world! Books really do introduce children to so many new concepts, ideas and adventures and today I am excited to be sharing a collection of 40 different picture books representing stories from all around the … [Read more...]

2D Lego Mosaics: 3 Printable Circus Designs

Circus Themed Lego Mosaic Printables by Childhood 101

Following the popularity of our printable animal themed Lego mosaics, I started working on a second set - this time CIRCUS themed! These mosaics are fun for primary/elementary school aged children, as they really are more challenging then you might think. There is lot's of sorting, matching, … [Read more...]

7 Fun Geography Resources for Teaching Children About the World

7 Fun Resources for Teaching Children About the World

Immy has been learning about the seven continents of the world at school recently and as a topic it has really captured her imagination. And even very young children will often show interest in looking at maps and learning about the world - in fact, my just-turned-three year old loves our children's … [Read more...]

How to Fold Origami Fish

How to Fold an Origami Fish

I think origami is an awesome craft activity for school aged children - encouraging them to follow directions carefully in order to achieve the required outcome.  Immy (at 7 1/2 years of age) had so much fun folding these origami fish that we ended up making a whole school! By the time I had … [Read more...]

15 Cool Maths Games & Resources for Preschoolers

15 cool math games and resources for preschoolers. Resources for learning about number, shape and measurement.

If you haven't tried Etsy yet for gorgeous homemade games for children, it really is worth a visit. This collection of cool maths games and resources for preschoolers was so much fun to put together, and I may have filled my shopping cart with more than ten a few of these for my own lovely … [Read more...]

Making Lego Pictures: 3 Printable Animal Designs

Making Lego Pictures: 3 Printable Animal Designs

We love creating with Lego in our house. Whether it be making their own creation or recreating a Lego set, there is always a Lego project in progress! I have recently been thinking about ways to extend Immy's play with Lego and I had the idea of making up some 2D picture designs for her to have a … [Read more...]

Science for Kids: Make Your Own Mini Microscope

Cool Science for Kids- How to Make a Microscope

Today regular contributor, Ali Wright of At Home With Ali, shares a simple DIY tutorial for making a super cool mini microscope with kids. My kids love the unexpected and this simple microscope made from a plastic cup delivers just that. I actually saw these microscopes being made by Girl … [Read more...]

4 Fun Ways To Encourage Independent Play

4 ways to encourage children to play independently

This post is sponsored by LEGO DUPLO. “MUM! Will you play with me?” is an all too familiar question in our house. Especially when Immy is at school and it is just AJ and I home alone. I love being with my children as they play - watching, encouraging and joining in, but I do admit to getting more … [Read more...]