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Teaching the Next Generation about Fruit & Vegetables

Let’s buy a hobby farm and grow everything we want to eat! How wonderful will it be for the children to have a hands on understanding of where their good comes from. Sounds like an awesome plan, doesn’t it? Depending on who you are and what your experience is, you’ll either be swept up with… Read more »

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Teach Your Child How to Think by Edward De Bono

There are so many books on the market which purport to be able to teach you how to teach your child to think. Unfortunately many of these books are something akin to Chinese Whispers – the ideas that they aren telling you aren’t anything original. They are simply taking a spin on somebody else’s work… Read more »

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Christmas Themed Sensory Bottles

This week Bel from Mums Take Five is lending her crafty skills to my blog. Enjoy! ——————————————— These little sensory bottles are not only fun to make but can be played with over and over (hopefully instead of the Christmas tree decorations)  They are cheap and get thrown around and I don’t even think twice… Read more »

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Geomag – a creative toy suitable for all ages

To state the obvious, Christmas is coming. A particularly tricky time of year if you have children, nieces and nephews to buy for. Trying to negotiate what toys are for different ages and what they’ll actually want is predicament that baffles even the most seasoned toy buyer. I’d also like to think that I can buy… Read more »

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The only two questions you need to ask at a Parent Teacher Interview

It’s been noticed that I haven’t really written anything education related for a while. So with many parents about to have parent-teacher interviews soon, I thought now was an about time to write something.  Tis the season for parent-teacher interviews! They’re often conducted anywhere from pre-school to year 12, and while I’m sure there will be… Read more »

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Re-inventing Homework: For Parents and Teachers

School has gone back… and so the homework battle begins. But this is not your typical homework post. I am not going to argue the merits for and against homework. Instead I’m going to shift the discussion. Early on in my teaching career, I cottoned on to a good thing. I set videos as homework. After… Read more »

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Chores & Children: The what, how and why.

A few weeks ago I was visiting a friend and the topic of chores came up. She wanted to know if my children did chores. Keep in mind, my son is 18months and my daughter has just turned 3. I replied, “Of course.” See, I hadn’t ever thought that children wouldn’t do chores. When I… Read more »