How we store and rotate my children’s books

Today my children chose to swap out the books on their bookshelves. At the moment they use one tiered book shelf in the study displaying forward facing books, mostly non-fiction and they both have one small book shelf in their bedroom which displays only the spine of the book, holding  a couple of chapter books (my daughters) and some … More How we store and rotate my children’s books

Simple Lock and Key work- revisiting an old favourite activity

Looking for a simple activity that’s easy to set up? Using a padlock and key is one of those activities that both of my children (aged 3 and 5 years) still enjoy. We just used padlocks and keys that we already had at home. The larger padlock is 37mm and the smaller padlock is 25mm. … More Simple Lock and Key work- revisiting an old favourite activity

Family time -making an ‘ideas jar’ of (FREE) things to do together

Last night my children and I sat down together and came up with some ideas for things we can do together over the school holidays (which started today for us in Australia) and for weekends when all four of us are together. As my daughter is very interested in practising writing and spelling, she wanted … More Family time -making an ‘ideas jar’ of (FREE) things to do together

Independence in the home- children’s wardrobe update

We (my children and I) did a bit of a tidy up of their wardrobe and mine over the last couple of days, now that our Australian Winter is over and Spring has arrived. Their space is now less cluttered and more workable which makes putting clothes away so much easier. The larger baskets on … More Independence in the home- children’s wardrobe update