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Posts from the category: Thinking & Reasoning

Easy Green Habits Just for Kids

Easy green habits for kids

In this latest installment of the Easy Green series, Jo Hegerty of Down to Earth Mother shares some practical strategies for encouraging kids to develop their very own easy green habits. Encouraging children to put the environment first develops skills in resilience and empathy. By gently … [Read more...]

How to Make an Air Rocket + Win an iPad Mini

Science for Kids: Take Flight With an Air Rocket

This post is sponsored by Origin Energy. Making abstract concepts easy for children to understand can be difficult, especially when learning about things that are difficult to see or touch, such as science concepts related to things like gases or plant osmosis or how energy is made. To help … [Read more...]

Create an Engineering Mystery Bag Challenge for Kids

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This is a sponsored post for the littleBIGidea competition. If you are a fan of the hit TV reality competition, Masterchef, then you would be familiar with the concept of the mystery box challenge – it’s actually my favourite part of the show! For those who don’t know, the contestants are each … [Read more...]

35 Resources To Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking

35 Online Educational Resources to Inspire Inventive Thinking

This fantastic collection of resources is brought to you by littleBIGidea. I’ve scoured the internet, including all of my favourite social media sites, to bring you a fantastic collection of online inquiry and inventive thinking resources that I know will inspire and motivate both you and your … [Read more...]

5 Construction Challenges for Kids With BIG Ideas

5 Construction and Building Challenges for kids (STEM)

This is a sponsored post. A construction based challenge can be an excellent project for encouraging children to think creatively, to solve problems and to express their own ideas using a range of practical materials. Construction challenges provide a fabulous platform for the development of a … [Read more...]

Maths Games for Kids: Uno Flip

Math games for kids_Uno flip

Immy is currently loving solving addition and subtraction problems - in fact her maths homework is usually the first thing she wants to tackle in her homework book each week! I enjoy looking for new (albeit simple) ways to encourage her interests and to reinforce what she is learning which is how we … [Read more...]

Science Fun for Kids: Fingerprint Forensics

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This post is by Ali Wright of At Home With Ali. The science of fingerprints is pretty cool…. each and every fingerprint is unique! No two people share the same fingerprints and even identical twins have different prints. This is why fingerprints are so useful in crime scene identification. The … [Read more...]

Do You Know a Child With BIG Ideas?

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This is a sponsored post. Do you know? Given space, opportunity and the right support, kids are fabulous at solving problems and devising fresh, new and innovative ideas. Today I am excited to share news of a fabulous initiative that will see some of Australia’s brightest young thinkers … [Read more...]