This Saturday, come to The Corner at The State Library for Bridges and Bears. The program is a collaborative effort sponsored by Australian Engineering Week (Engineers Australia), Women in Engineering and Save our Sanity. You can read more about these organisations by clicking through their links. On Saturday, author Andrew King will be… Continue reading Bridges and Bears at the State Library of Queensland.
We all remember those one-gram choc squares we'd burst out from the crinkly plastic packaging of our advent calendars as children. Most have fond memories. For others, the calendars left a sour aftertaste, which wasn't just the bitterness of cheap compound chocolate. Like the friend I had in high school whose parents would only buy… Continue reading An advent calendar with a literary twist!
We're going to the circus! So exciting! There's so much play to do first, though. Here are some of the play-based activities we've done at home while we learn all about the circus! My kids don't know we're going to the circus. So to introduce this little theme, I pointed out a leaflet for Webers… Continue reading Circus activities for little kids!
Whenever we start looking at a new idea of my son's, I like to equip him with some vocabulary that is specific to that theme, which he'll be able to build upon and use as we learn more together through play. As we looked at his magnificent rainbow drawing, we chatted and I casually asked him to tell… Continue reading Rainbow colour vocab display poster
If you only know one rainbow song, and your child loves rainbows, you will. go. insane. But on the up-side, he'll learn his colour names in order really fast. But on the down-side, your two younger children will probably scream in loud protest every time you have to drive anywhere with aforementioned preschooler belting out incorrect… Continue reading Rainbow Songs for preschoolers!
My four year old is Will. He always has been, from the time he was a squishy tiny newborn. We've reserved his full name, William, for formal events like his baptism, his wedding, his masters graduation or his debut into the A-League (ha!). For everything else, it's just Will. If a teacher, carer or anyone… Continue reading Teach your child to write his or her own name using Duplo!