A Subitising Game

Subitising is a term that was coined by the theorist Piaget and defined the ability to instantaneously recognise the number of objects in a small group without the need to count them. Marley’s kindergarten teacher told me last year she was surprised he was already doing this so I was very happy. I could only put it down to all the dice games we play … Continue reading A Subitising Game

Aromatherapy Playdough

✨✨ Playdough is my fave way to use essential oils, after diffusing and in a roller bottle, and is also my fave sensory play experience for children. Once you have experienced the effective power of essential oils, incorporating oils into your lifestyle and daily routine is the next natural step. For many people, that daily routine includes children. Many parents wonder, “Are essential oils safe … Continue reading Aromatherapy Playdough

I’m now a DoTERRA Wellness Advocate and I want to help you!

Guess What? I can now help you with all your essential oil needs! Have you been wondering about ways to support your little ones naturally? Aromatherapy and Essential oils can support upset tummies, sleep, teething, fevers, immune support moods, growing pains and much more. You can check out my instagram stories for ideas of how to use essential oils in your home and with children. … Continue reading I’m now a DoTERRA Wellness Advocate and I want to help you!

Respectful Parenting; How can we teach manners authentically?

I saw this quote the other day and it touched my soul ✨💫🌙 In my 17 years of studying and teaching in early childhood education I have learnt and seen so much from other educators/parents/adults and the children in my care. One of my pet hates is seeing educators stand over children with a piece of food in their hand and repeat “what do you say?” … Continue reading Respectful Parenting; How can we teach manners authentically?

Using Nature in Play – Our favourite loose parts to use at home

“The land is where our roots are.  The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the earth” Maria Montessori. In my love of collecting pieces from nature, I have passed it onto my son. A couple of months ago we were walking to a late rugby league game and there was a lot of foot traffic. “That leaf! I need that … Continue reading Using Nature in Play – Our favourite loose parts to use at home

Lemon Play Dough

We have a lemon tree out the back of our house and this year we have had heaps of lemons grow. Last year we only got 3 lemons off the tree…Strange! So this year I thought I would try as many recipes with lemon in as I can. I need to do more because so far I have only done Lemon Meringue Pie, Lemon Honey, … Continue reading Lemon Play Dough

Ice Cream Decor Inspiration

I have been exploring all the amazing and beautiful ice cream decor pieces out there and thought I would share my favourite ones here with all the links to their websites.  Whether you’re having an ice cream party or just adding some ice cream touches to your child’s bedroom we have found the pieces for you! Ice Cream Decor for the bedroom:   1 Felt … Continue reading Ice Cream Decor Inspiration