Top 5 Books About Learning to Swim

Top 5 Books about Learning to Swim PudStar has done swimming lessons for a LONG TIME.  Learning to swim is a crucial skill - but for some it is easier than others! I've spoken before about...

Woman’s Weekly Birthday Cake Book

Woman's Weekly Birthday Cake Book ....and why everyone should own this book I’ve had a few emails lately about recipes for children’s birthday cakes after my posts about Miffy cakes, Wild Thing cakes and Possum Magic cakes – because...

A Real Life Wednesday Post

A Real Life Wednesday Post I’m aware that on my blog...life looks pretty darned book filled GOOD. For those of you who know me only through my blog...I don’t want any of you clicking away...

3 Fabulous Relaxation and Meditation Stories for Children

3 Fabulous Relaxation and Meditation Stories for Children Which Also Enhance Creativity I’ve spoken before about the reasons I love audio stories: great for imagery; listening skills; and for calming overtired or over stimuluated children.You can...

Top 3 Tips for Active Story-telling!

Top Tips for Active Story-telling Kate Erlenbusch is a freelance writer, Secondary English teacher at a boys school, and mother of two small boys, based in Geelong, Australia. When she is not reading her children...

Easter Gift Book Giving

Easter Gift Book Giving I adore chocolate eggs. However in the interests of basic human health I attempt to limit the chocolate. I have to avert my eyes as my grandmother hands it out left...

Preparing Children for a Dental Visit

Preparing Children for a Dental Visit I really should have written this post BEFORE I took PudStar to the dentist. The dentist and I felt somewhat traumatised after the examination...and unfortunately for the dentist she is also...

Top 10 Children’s Books About Toilet Training: Read at Own Risk

Top 10 Children's Books About Toilet Training: Read at Own Risk Well this wasn’t something I thought I’d ever do…a post about children’s books on the topic of toilet training. The lovely Karen, who has...

Back to School Series: School Lunches Printable Poster

Back to School Series: School Lunches Printable Poster School lunches are the bane of many a parents weekday mornings. I try and stay in the habit of having a freezer stocked with biscuit dough and frozen...

Back to School Series! Covering, Labelling and Contacting Children’s Schoolbooks

Back to School Series! Covering, Labelling and Contacting Children’s Schoolbooks As a librarian I am always asked at this time of the year how to cover school books. I get texts, calls and tagged in...