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10 Ideas to solve your kids school holiday boredom

I never had little ones at home with me when I was teaching and on term break but I can imagine that after the first few days the novelty might wear off and they could be starting to get quite bored. So I have made a list of 10 activities that you can do with your little ones that cost almost nothing. In the lead up to the school holidays have your little ones make a list and write their ideas on pieces of paper or paddle pop sticks, then place the ideas in a jar. I am hoping that ...
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How to make reading fun

There is so much to be gained from reading a book to your little one. Not only will you be spending quality time together but there is a whole lot of learning happening too! When I was younger I have to be honest, I definitely wasn’t a book worm. Reading was a chore to me and something that I had to do rather than something I wanted to do. I know that you definitely can’t ‘make‘ your child love anything  but you can do your best to encourage them.  As the saying goes ‘you can lead a horse to water ...
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Helping your Little One make Friends

I bet if you asked any parent who has a little one going to school soon what they are worried about the most, their response would often be about fitting in and making friends. My little one isn’t at school yet and I know that this is something that I would be concerned about too. The thought of your little one alone in the playground is enough to bring a tear to any parents eyes. We can’t force our little ones to be friends with anyone but we can give them the skills to help them find and make their ...
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