Garden

Celebrity Gardeners and Books for Young Eco Warriors

By Megan Daley | May 20, 2020
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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 Georgiadis, host of ABC’s…

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Picture Books Featuring Gardens

By Megan Daley | May 14, 2020
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With the weather cooling, and with more time spent at home right now, it is the perfect time to get out in the garden and plant winter crops…or read a book in…

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Native Bee Hives and Bee Books

By Megan Daley | May 13, 2020
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Each year, we have had Dr Tobias Smith from Bee Aware Kids come to school to talk all things native bees and split our native bee hives. Native stingless bee hives are…

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‘Searching for Cicadas’: Narrative Non-Fiction

By Megan Daley | Dec 16, 2019
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Narrative non-fiction titles are one of the best ways I know to introduce young children to the joys of information books – they are a fabulous ‘smash up’ of story with true…

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DIY Dinosaur Garden

By Megan Daley | Oct 1, 2014
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Dinosaur Tea Party

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…

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Jackie French: Garden Tour and General Gush

By Megan Daley | May 29, 2014
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This week I crossed something off my literary bucket list. Megan’s Literary Bucket List Visit Jackie French’s garden Go to 100 Acre Woods, alone and in the rain and get chased by…

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Spaces to Create, Play and Wonder

By Megan Daley | Feb 13, 2014
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Spaces to Create, Play and Wonder (an update on the Cubbyhouse that became an ‘Art Studio’) If you’ve been reading along with me for a while now you’ll know about PudStar’s self-named…

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Spineless Classics

By Megan Daley | Sep 10, 2013
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Spineless Classics I’ve spoken before about creating a print rich environment – surrounding your children with print in all forms. Well I’ve just added the most amazing print form to my library…

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An Enid Blyton Faraway Tree Birthday Party

By Megan Daley | Jul 22, 2013
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An Enid Blyton Faraway Tree Birthday Party Hey Bubbles is one of my favourite blogs for beautiful photography, kids craft ideas, excellent kids parties and food…oh the food! Anna also happens to…

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Book People: Jackie French

By Megan Daley | Jul 8, 2013
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Jackie French deserves every bit of gushing I give her. She deserves bouquets of flowers (native), baskets of organic produce, buckets of compost, hi-fives from wombats, clucks from chooks and a standing…

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The Cubbyhouse That Became an Art Studio

By Megan Daley | May 28, 2013
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The Cubbyhouse That Became an Art Studio Before she was a teacher librarian, my mum was a high school art teacher and as a result we all spent much time painting, drawing…

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Books Inspire Action: Fairy Gardens

By Megan Daley | Nov 4, 2012
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There has been much talk of dinosaur play and dinosaur books on here of late. So to balance that out…now for some fairies! PudStar is at that age where fairies are high…

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Books Inspire Action: Land of the Dinosaurs!

By Megan Daley | Oct 22, 2012
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Land of the Dinosaurs!

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Reading in the Great Outdoors

By Megan Daley | Oct 21, 2012
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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…

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