Children’s Book Week 2016 – resources, teachers’ notes and activities for kids

Children's Book Week 2016

Each year I collate a list of resources for a selection of books which have made the CBCA short list. It is by far one of most time consuming posts I write, but I love doing it as it exposes me to books I may not have discovered otherwise. The resources while often aimed at teachers are fantastic … [Read more...]

In what order should the alphabet and sounds be taught?

In what order should the alphabet and sounds be taught1

Today's post is from the fab team at Love2learn. I shared our first experience with Love2learn a couple of years ago which you can read here - Love2Learn – Literacy Classes For Little Ones. After our trial session I booked our youngest into a class straight away and he attended Love2learn for over … [Read more...]

5 tips to make the school week run smoothly

5 tips to make the school week run smoothly

A couple of weeks into the new school term and we are all starting to find our rhythm. This is something that definitely happens quicker as the kids get older. But regardless of their ages, with five kids, school mornings and the after school period are still times full of activity and requirements. … [Read more...]

Top 8 kid-friendly hotels for a summer weekend in Melbourne

Top 8 kid-friendly hotels for a summer weekend in Melbourne640

As a Melbournite who loves to play tourist in her own city, this post is one I am going to be referring to regularly. It is written by Kirralee Baker from Escape With Kids. If you haven't checked out Kirralee's blog I can highly recommend doing so, she shares tips for travelling as a family not only … [Read more...]