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Land of the Dinosaurs! PudStar has never really been enamored with the sandpit. We spent SO LONG building the thing and struggling with barrow after barrow of sand up our hill (think 90 degree angle) and she’s...

Reading in the Great Outdoors Reading doesn’t have to be just an indoor activity. We have an IKEA tent on our front deck that is the ‘Reading Tent’ and PudStar loves being locked in the tent....

Book Storage in the Bedroom My girls have lots of books; it comes with having a teacher librarian for a mother and a teacher librarian for a nonna. I regularly sort through our books with...

Ask a Professional: Books for Tweenage Girls on Friendship “Can you recommend a book for my 'tweenage' girl who is dealing with some friendship issues” So you're worried about your child’s ability to make new...
Gumnut Babies and Gumleaves

Review of ‘Snugglepot and Cuddlepie’ Let me start be saying that really I’m not reviewing these books, as they are classics…so obviously they are fabulous. But in order to properly categorize this post (and I...
Book Gifts for Toddlers

Book Gifts for Toddlers Okay let’s be honest… this is a hard (ish) age group. They love books, but they love them so much they eat them.  Toddlers are still learning the mechanics of how...
ChickPea playing the piano

Space for Reading and Space for Play: Our Playroom Having just built a few extra rooms in downstairs, we now have a playroom, and it’s a bit like the dishwasher; I don’t know how I...
Elizabeth the Penguin on her Shelf

Review of ‘Squish Rabbit’ Written and Illustrated by Katherine Battersby Age Range: Early Childhood – Lower Primary Themes: Adventure, feelings, friends, problem solving, imagination, confidence Awards:  2012 Children’s Book Council Notable book (Early Childhood category) Short listed for the...
Walnut Baby

Walnut Babies A while ago now we made gumnut babies with the cousins. It was a huge success and all the cousins still cherish their gumnut babies. We come back to Snugglepot and Cuddlepie fairly regularly...
Gumnut Baby Materials

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Reading Activity We have so enjoyed reading the adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie of late. These classic Australian books contain images and adventures that stay with you always…to this day I still...