Car travel with kids – individual travel packs

Car travel with kids - individual travel packs

A number of times a year, we take the six plus hour car trip to Mildura to visit my family. We have been doing this ever since the kids were babies and they are all very used to the long drive now. As the kids have grown older, the need to stop so frequently has diminished. They know it is a long … [Read more...]

3 of the best educational iPad apps for primary school kids

3 of the best educational iPad apps for primary school kids

Apps can be a great tool to use to support and reinforce kids learning. As noted in my post Homework help – managing it with multiple kids, I regularly use educational apps to allow me to work one on one with a child. I can set one child up on an educational app and then move on, sit down and … [Read more...]

Managing homework materials

creating a homework box

In our home we have three formal desks and five kids at school. This means that not everyone has a place they can use as their own and have their homework materials and projects set up permanently. We have had success for some time with a small central place to store homework items which you can … [Read more...]

Balancing the needs of the kids

Balancing the needs of the kids

As with a number of posts recently, this topic today is inspired by feedback from the blog annual survey. In the section of the survey where I asked readers if they had a question for me, there were a number of questions around the theme of balancing the kids' needs, like this: How do you … [Read more...]

Is it possible for kids to contribute to the housework without being reminded?

kids and cleaning

There were a number of questions around getting kids contributing to the workload around the house. And I loved this one: Will my 4 & 6 year olds ever get ready and do their chores without being reminded 10 times? Last year I outlined the framework I used to allocate household tasks to the … [Read more...]