Gardening, Sustainability and Literature for Children

Today we combined with our sister school and all of Year Two enjoyed 'Gardening and Sustainability Day'. We ran three rotations focusing on worm farming and composting, growing from seeds and cuttings, and fairy gardens....

100 of the Best Books for Children on Sustainability

100 of the Best Books for Children on Sustainability There are few things better than seeing my own children and the students in my care get grubby in the garden, enjoy the natural world around...

Celebrity Gardeners and Books for Young Eco Warriors

Celebrity Gardeners and Books for Young Eco Warriors Isn’t it lovely when you meet a ‘celebrity’ in real life and they are exactly as you imagined them? ChickPea and I were fortunate enough to meet Costa...

Review of ‘Rose Meets Mr Wintergarden’

Review of 'Rose Meets Mr Wintergarden' Yesterday I shared with you some Queensland University of Technology (QUT) student reviews which were done as part of a fabulous unit which took a close look at children's...

Jackie French: 2015 Senior Australian of the Year

Jackie French: Senior Australian of the Year Though at just 61, she is surely too young to be called 'senior', Jackie French has today (25/1/15) been named as the very deserving recipient of the Senior...

Review of ‘The Wilderness Fairies’ series

Review of 'The Wilderness Fairies' series Written by Jodie Wells-Slowgrove and illustrated by Kerry Millard. Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Age Range: 6+ (newly independent readers) Themes: Australiana, fairies, nature, friendship To add these books to your home, school or library...

Billie B Brown Clubhouse

Billie B Brown Clubhouse All title and book cover images take you to Booktopia for easy purchase or to a more in-depth review. PudStar and ChickPea (AKA The Wild Thing) love their cubbyhouse. Mostly it's a...

Everyone Needs a Nana Blanket

Everyone Needs a Nana Blanket There is a Story Behind Every Stitch My Nan is 86 and she is just a little bit fabulous. She loves her five great granddaughters and the feeling is mutual. The...

Review of ‘Counting Aussie Animals in my Backyard’

Review of 'Counting Aussie Animals in my Backyard' Written and illustrated by Bronwyn Houston Publisher: Magabala Books Age Range: Babies - Early Childhood Themes: Australia; Australian animals; backyard; counting; numeracy. To add this book to your home, school or library...
Dinosaur Tea Party

DIY Dinosaur Garden

DIY Dinosaur Garden As mentioned recently, ‘How to Grow a Dinosaur’ is ChickPea’s favourite book and we all know it by heart. On the eve of her third birthday there was a massive meltdown over...