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I’m a Mum…and this is my addiction…

Hi, my name is Jodie, Mum to a teen and twins…..and I have an addiction. I know it’s not good for me, I know I can’t sustain it forever, but at this moment in time I know beyond a doubt that I NEED it! Yes my friends….I might be an early childhood educator and Mum…

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10 Reasons why I’m NOT sending my twins to school yet….

As the end of the year speeds towards us I seem to be answering the same question over and over ….. Are your girls going to school next year? Quickly followed by a sharp intake of breath when I say “no, they will be doing another year in their preschool room”. I haven’t been asked…

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Analysis, Reflection and Evaluation in Early Childhood Programming.

As early childhood educators we are expected to develop and follow a planning cycle to ensure that all children in our care are supported to follow and extend their learning journey. There are principles, learning outcomes and different guidelines according to where we live that must be taken into account but for the most part…

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Recycling Fun with Rubbish and Pallets!

You know we love to make play resources from recycled pallets and this one has been on my list for quite some time. Well if I’m honest, not my list, Daddy’s list! He has again made my vision become a reality and says it was one of the easiest of my ‘bright ideas’  to build….

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Children’s Cardboard X-ray ‘Tablet’

October is Doc-Tober for Disney Junior! Your preschooler can see Doc McStuffins and her toy friends in new episodes on the Disney Junior TV channel and enjoy brand new Doc games and activities on DisneyJunior.com.au. My twins have reached an age where they are very interested in their body parts and how things work. They…

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Easy to Make Doctor’s Kit Play for Kids!

October is Doc-Tober for Disney Junior! Your preschooler can see Doc McStuffins and her toy friends in new episodes on the Disney Junior TV channel and enjoy brand new Doc games and activities on DisneyJunior.com.au. My twins have been engaging in  lots of hospital play lately, inspired by the Doc McStuffins TV series they love…

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Easy Felt Hospital Fun…and a Disney Doc McStuffins Giveaway!

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Disney Junior Can you believe it’s October already? I’ve noticed that everyone now keeps telling me how many weeks are left until Christmas arrives. I can’t say it fills me with a whole lot of excitement just between you and me, such a hectic time of the year (and…

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15 Creative Mummy Hacks to keep children entertained!

I’ve been a parent for over 18 years and an early childhood educator for over 23 years now. In that time I’ve learnt to have a few tricks up my sleeve to ensure the children don’t mutiny on me! They are the little time, money and sanity saving ideas that have helped me to become…

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DIY Fine Motor Board Fun for Toddlers

This weekend we finally got few little DIY jobs completed….not for us of course but some upcycled resources for the  kids to play with…which is almost as good…well that’s what I tell myself anyway! This little fine motor board stems from an idea I had a few months back when I observed how much the…

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Effective and Safe Green Cleaning for Home and Daycare!

As a parent and also an early childhood educator I feel a great responsibility to ensure that not only my own children but also the children in my care are not exposed to harmful cleaning chemicals as they play and learn. I know many of you reading will agree and say that it is important…

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