8 funny books for girls (6-12)

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Master 9 and I have been eagerly awaiting the release of the third instalment in The Mapmaker Chronicles trilogy. It is a fabulous adventure trilogy written by Australian author A.L Tait. Aimed at children 10+ the books really captured the imagination of our son and I loved reading them with him. … [Read more...]

More school holiday activities to do at home

school holiday activities to do at home with the kids

School holidays are almost here in Victoria and I have shared previously some ideas on activities for kids which you can find here: 5 Simple Kids Activities At Home Non technology related school holiday activities for the kids to do at home 10 Activities To Do At Home With The Kids Fun … [Read more...]

“I’m bored” lists of things to do

I'm bored- lists of things to do

School holidays start next week for most Victorian schools. I have found that if we are going to be spending time at home, it is handy to have some "I'm bored list of things to do" up somewhere prominent for the younger kids. One child in particular finds it harder to find things to do, but will … [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...]