Designing play & learning spaces for home – Part 1 Indoors.

  No matter whether you are a home based educator, a parent, a grandparent, renting or own your own home, it is certainly worth your  while to spend a little time creating a few child friendly play areas within your home. That doesn’t mean you have to feel as though your living in a toy…

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A Week of Play Based Learning – Ideas, Activities & Inspiration

Welcome to my  weekly series of  play based learning posts. It is my aim to inspire, support and encourage both parents and educators to provide simple budget friendly play experiences for children under 5 . Each week I’ll take you on a journey through some of the activities I shared with my home daycare children…

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A fantastic collection of fun craft ideas and recipes from Aussie bloggers to help children celebrate Australia Day. Mummy Musings and Mayhem

20 Ideas for Australia Day Crafty Fun

It’s Australia Day on the 26th January here in Oz and it’s always nice to get the children involved in some fun crafts that mean something to us even if only in small ways. I don’t often do ‘themes’ in my planning and programming for the home daycare children but a few Australia Day themed…

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The importance of sensory play and why you should iinclude it in your child's play activities.

The Importance of Sensory Fun

I love providing sensory play activities and experiences for my girls and the home daycare children. I truly believe it is one of the best forms of play that educators and parents can offer young children. I also believe being exposed to messy and/or sensory play is a big reason why my Ruby has overcome…

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A busy mum's guide and journey to losing weight. Recipes, exercise tips, time management strategies and motivation...why not start your own journey today

The Healthy Me Challenge – Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 of my Healthy Me Challenge. How did you go? Are you on the way to a brand new and improved you? Have you only just stumbled across the ‘Healthy Me Challenge’? Catch up Week 1 here and then come straight back, you have weight to lose and a soul to nourish!…

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A busy mum's guide and journey to losing weight. Recipes, exercise tips, time management strategies and motivation...why not start your own journey today

The Healthy Me Challenge – Week One

As I sit here writing this blog New Year’s Eve is upon us and 2014 is soon to be over. Although I feel I achieved a lot this year there is one thing that just keeps weighing me down (pun intended)…instead of losing weight through dieting and exercising as I promised myself to do, I…

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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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