Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Boosting The Family Budget This Year And How You Can Do It

At this time of year especially, families can be putting a large focus on their finances and looking at ways to make and save some money. The festive period can traditionally be an expensive time for families, so you may be hoping to boost your savings or certainly look at ways to help pay debts… Continue reading Boosting The Family Budget This Year And How You Can Do It

Learning Through Play, Uncategorized

Keeping Safe in the Sun

Summer is here and isn't it fabulous! Gone are the chilly, dark dreary mornings of winter. Watching the sun slip up past the hills that border Perth, over the trees and stream through the windows of our living area has become one of lives little moments of bliss each morning. The kids are eager to… Continue reading Keeping Safe in the Sun

Learning Through Play

10 Tips For Looking After Your Kids’ Teeth

Image Source. Licensed under Creative Commons. Disclaimer: This is a collaborated post and may contain affiliate linksLooking after your kids’ teeth is important – by instilling good dental habits early, you can encourage your kids to look after their teeth as they grow up. Here are just 10 tips for looking after your kids’ teeth.… Continue reading 10 Tips For Looking After Your Kids’ Teeth

Exploring Math, play, Uncategorized

Learn about Adding and Subtracting with Frogs in a Pond!

Learning how to count is such an important skill. We use numbers in some way or form every day. Putting our well rehearsed numbers into context will help deepen our children's understanding of their value. To do this, Miss 4 and I created our very own little game. How to Play To play the game,… Continue reading Learn about Adding and Subtracting with Frogs in a Pond!

play, sensory play, Uncategorized

How to Make Crisp White Corn Flour Clay

We have done salt dough before. It is great however the brown, burnt biscuit look really isn't very appealing as a base to work with. Yes, a good coat of white paint can rectify this issue but.... what if I told you there is something else out there that is better. A substance that takes… Continue reading How to Make Crisp White Corn Flour Clay

play, sensory play, Uncategorized

Play Ideas for Nature Hoarding Toddlers

Both of my girls have been, well still are, nature hoarders. They will find, pick up and cherish rocks, gumnuts, leaves, sticks, bits of mulch, snail shells, snails themselves and all sorts! My car, pram and handbag are never free of some type of organic matter of some sort and they are always so valuably… Continue reading Play Ideas for Nature Hoarding Toddlers

play, sensory play, Uncategorized

Edible Gloopy Slime for Sensory Play

One of the common questions I have been asked by parents lately has been requests for sensory play ideas for toddlers who are still putting everything in their mouth. There is certainly a lot for a young child to learn from their environment by mouthing so it really isn't a behaviour that should be discouraged… Continue reading Edible Gloopy Slime for Sensory Play

Learning Through Play, Uncategorized

What Could Be More Important Than Teaching Our Toddlers To Share

"Sharing is caring"Yes, this is true however it is also a learned skill that our toddlers need to develop over time. Developmentally an average child should not be expected to share, understanding what it truly means until they are pre-school age. Rather than focusing on sharing, encourage your child to take turns. Whats the difference?… Continue reading What Could Be More Important Than Teaching Our Toddlers To Share

Fine Motor Activity, play, Uncategorized

DIY Lego Maze Board!

I'm all for generational, long lasting toys. This morning I asked Miss 4 what type of activities she felt like enjoying today. When she mentioned she would like to build, Lego was a must! Both Mr 10 and Miss 4 love their Lego. It is always on their wish lists and it certainly gets lots… Continue reading DIY Lego Maze Board!

Fine Motor Activity, play, sensory play

Fine Motor Fun With Play Dough Letter and Numbers

Learning letters and numbers doesn't have to be all text books and flash cards. Your child certainly doesn't need a pencil in hand to begin to build up skills that will assist them in their handwriting journey either! With this in mind, we set up a fun play dough activity that would allow both Miss… Continue reading Fine Motor Fun With Play Dough Letter and Numbers