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Posts from the category: Routines

Teaching Currency Using A Chore Chart

Age appropriate chores & Chore Chart

This post is by our newest regular contributor, Carrie George of A Little Learning for Two. At the start of last year our eldest daughter, Bubble (6), joined her school banking program. She was so excited to fill out her bank book each week and watch her savings build up. She is planning on … [Read more...]

Our Daily Routine with Toddlers & Preschoolers

Toddler Routines Preschooler Routines

This post is by regular contributor Pauline Soo of Lessons Learnt Journal. "You have four kids?!" A question that is usually quickly followed by the question, "How do you do it????" I often reply, in all honesty, that while I think there are differences from having one child to having four … [Read more...]

5 Easy, Toddler Snacks That WON’T Fill Them Up Before Dinner!

Childhood 101 | Toddler Snacks That WONT Fill Them Up Before Dinner

We aim to have dinner on the table by 5.30pm in our house. If it's delayed for any reason, I'm in all sorts of trouble with a very little someone snapping around my feet with her cranky face on as I try to finish any last minute dinner prep or serving of the meal! What to do? These are my 5 … [Read more...]

Getting Out the Door on Time Without Saying ‘Hurry Up!’

Childhood 101 | Positive Parenting_Getting to school on time without saying 'hurry up!'

I recently read a blog post that really spoke to me. It was this one - The Day I Stopped Saying Hurry Up by Hands Free Mama. As I was reading this post all I could hear was my own voice barking, 'Hurry Up!,' as sometime during the last few months I had fallen into the trap of hurrying us through our … [Read more...]

Sanity Tips for Surviving Grey, Cloudy Days

Childhood 101 | Sanity Tips for Surviving Grey Cloudy Days

The grey clouds have hung low over Chateau 101 these past few weeks, both literally and figuratively. Winter has brought with it dark skies, rain and bugs...of the germy kind! AJ has copped the worst of it - being that it is her first real Winter out in the world  - she has been sick with awful head … [Read more...]

Our School Holiday Survival Plan

school holiday activities

Over the past week or so schools around Australia have been breaking up for an extended school holiday period. We have seven weeks of freedom from organised activities between now and school returning and with Immy heading off to five full days of pre-primary (otherwise known as prep or … [Read more...]

Clearing the Kids Clutter: Printable Toy Tub Labels

toy labels page 1

When we started our pre-holiday sort and declutter of the toys, Immy and I decided it was time for some new labels for the tubs in the toy room. I am a big fan of organizing kids toys into individual baskets or tubs of like items rather than putting everything in one big toy box as a process to help … [Read more...]

Our School Morning Routine

school morning routine

When Immy started kindy this year I felt it was important to develop a school morning routine that allows us to start our day with a minimum of fuss and a sense of calm. I feel this is important for both a smooth transition from home to school, and for my own sanity - having to nag your way through … [Read more...]