Back to School Supplies

Hyperlinks take you to stores for online or offline sales.  The year both my children started in kindy/school, I invested in those Tupperware lunchboxes that everyone raves about (I'm not a Tupperware girl...just not okay)....

It’s BACK TO SCHOOL SEASON!

I adore school holidays and the freedom and lack of order and routine that comes with them (and I really love not having to make school lunches). But come mid January, I'm more than...

School Pencilcase Loot

Tell me I am not the only person who gifts their children items for Christmas which *technically* are also part of the 'back-to-school' shop! Every year I get personalised labels, water bottles, bag tags,...

Review of ‘Twig’ by Aura Parker

Title: Twig Author/Illustrator: Aura Parker Publisher: Scholastic Age Range: 3 - 6 years Themes: starting school; friends; loneliness;confidence; making friends; paying attention; teamwork; school; counting; finding. I was so very, very excited when I opened a box of books...

Back to School Books!

How cute was I on my first day of school (above)? I just found this photograph at my nan's house yesterday! Have you got a little one starting school for the first time this year?...

Review of ‘Billie’s Super Dooper Adventures’

Review of 'Billie's Super Dooper Adventures' Anyone with young readers' will be well and truly familiar with the 'Billie B Brown' and 'Hey Jack' series by Sally Rippin, they are something of a phenomenon and...

Back to School Series: Lunchboxes and Labels

Back to School Series: Lunchboxes and Labels Following on from my post about food for lunchboxes yesterday, I’m just following up with an explanation of our actual lunchbox containers and bags – which has nothing...

Back to School Series: Lunchbox Ideas

Back to School Series: Lunchbox Ideas Warning: long blog post. I’m talking about food glorious food...of course it’s wordy. School lunches are the bane of many a parents life. I try and stay in the habit of having a...

Back to School Series: Books about School

Back to School Series: Books about School Whether they are super confident, or feeling apprehensive, children’s books are a great way to introduce new experiences such as starting school or going back to school. Books are...

Back to School Series: Covering Books

Back to School Series: Covering Books Some people find contacting their children’s schoolbooks very therapeutic and others get sweaty palms and a twitch at the mere thought of it. Whatever you may feel about it, labelling...

Review of ‘My First Day at School’

Review of ‘My First Day at School’ Written by Meredith Costain and illustrated by Michelle Macintosh Publisher: Windy Hollow Books Age Range: Early childhood – lower primary Themes: starting school, excitement, nerves, new experiences, verse, poetry, visual literacy. We...

Chocolate Chip Biscuits: Reading and Cooking

Chocolate Chip Biscuits: Reading and Cooking  Anyone that knows me will sigh and shake their head at this post. I have a reputation for obsessively labelling everything in my house, particularly my freezer and pantry...