Bean, age four, had to have a blood test last week. He was a very brave boy. He was actually more interested in the collector's job, and looking at all of the cool things she had in her office. She was totally awesome and gave him a few little things to take home- label stickers,… Continue reading Dramatic Play- blood test lab!
If you've been following from the start, you'll know that my little family are regular patrons of The Workshops Rail Museum at Ipswich. I wrote my very first outing review for The Workshops Day Out With Thomas exhibition. Check it out here. The midyear school holidays have arrived and so has HEIST, The Workshops newest display just… Continue reading Outing Review: The Workshops, HEIST
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!
Yes, play! We hear regularly that play is important for young children. But why is play so critical in early childhood learning and development? And why should we, as parents, encourage our children to explore their world and develop their skills through meaningful play? You’ve probably noticed your child playing and learning, from a very… Continue reading Keep Calm and Play
Little kids love surprises! Witness their delight as they discover the unexpected inside inexpensive plastic Easter eggs, and create a painting as a result. You'll need: an empty egg carton (to keep eggs upright) packet of 12 coloured plastic eggs, $2 from discount variety shop (make sure your eggs don't have holes in them,… Continue reading Easter Egg paint sensory splatter activity
Here's a craft idea for your littlest bunny to have a crack at (sorry, couldn't help myself). You'll need : two disposable paper dinner plates, some coloured paint, some white paint, a stapler craft glue A4 sheet of white card and a photo of your baby's face, large enough to fit in the centre (flat) panel… Continue reading Paper plate Easter bunny craft
In my first year of teaching I was assigned a Grade One class. It was a new class, as the school had grown, and I was allocated a budget for new resources to deck out my classroom. I soon discovered that educational resources are expensive! As I flicked through my SDS (State Distributory Service as… Continue reading Up-cycled change table craft trolley.
Argh! That familiar yet panic-inducing feeling has struck. Maybe the weather's bad. Possibly your partner's taken the car to work. It could be that you're still wearing your pajamas, yesterday's makeup and have Vegemite stains on your singlet, rendering a visit to the park/shopping centre/library quite impossible. If you're stuck for something to do, take a quick glance around your home, because… Continue reading “Muuu-uum! What can we dooo-ooo?”