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Baby Eye Development: Why Black and White?

Have you ever noticed that your newborn is drawn to specific toys or items around your home and then other things just seem completely invisible to them? I welcome Bianca from My Little Booky Wooky to explain the reasons behind this... Have you ever noticed that your...

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Yoga, Kids and Mindfulness

She spent her childhood reading books until all hours at night. Her childhood was quiet and simple as she progressed into adulthood. Becoming an early childhood teacher she came to love children’s books in particular but sometimes she found the choices available to...

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Surviving 2 under 2: Top 10

In a few days I’ll be the mother of a 1 year old and a 2 year old. I never planned to have such a close age gap but fate had other plans. Its bittersweet that my baby girl is turning one particularly because I don’t plan on having any more children. Looking back over...

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Why is art so important for kids?

Well you have heard it from me countless times; ART is SO imperative for our children's learning and development. So, instead of telling you again I thought I'd invite Arts & Craft professionals from Castle & Kite to share with you. Alana and Melissa are the...

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How to be a Wildflower

So many of you messaged me wanting to know the book that I used to introduce the Crystal Discovery Kit. I’m a huge children’s book nerd and a loud advocate for reading from birth. I’d love to introduce you to my new favourite Nature Study book..   ‘How to be a...

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Why give children Crystals?

There is no denying that Crystals are beautiful and we are naturally and internally drawn to them. But why? Even further, why are our children so attracted to crystals? I’m so thrilled to have Ainsley from Arwoken joining us today to explain…     I originally created...

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Fine Motor Skills

FINE MOTOR SKILLS; Im sure you've had them mentioned to you once, twice or a thousand times! We know they are important, but why? I'm so thrilled to have Kirsty Gibbs from @learningblocksaustralia joining us today to explain... Kirsty began her career as a teacher in...

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Inspiring Play Spaces

INSPIRING PLAY SPACES   The learning environment is often referred to as ‘the third teacher’. A purposeful, well organised and aesthetically pleasing learning environment allows for optimal play. Consider your own environments, do you prefer cooking in a clean...

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Homemade Gummy Lollie Hearts

Homemade Gummy Lollies without the guilt! A healthy snack for your sweet heart this Valentine’s Day. Benefits: - No added sugar - Protein rich - Whole Fruits - Quick and simple - Added extras can be hidden - Healthy snack What you’ll need: - Silicone heart shaped...

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Why is my child SO messy?

Wether it’s the dreaded meal time or your child’s bedroom; they all have one thing in common: MESS! It helps to know that is completely normal and we’ve explained why. Most people are familiar with our 5 senses: sight (visual), hearing (auditory), touch (tactile),...

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