My Holiday Favourites – Maplelea

As tradition would have it, another one of our all time favourite things to do each year is peruse the pages of Holiday catalogues. After all, that is how we build our Holiday Favourites list. And surprise, surprise! Once again Maplelea has made the list of Holiday Favourites this year! I won't mention any names, … Continue reading My Holiday Favourites – Maplelea

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You Had Me At “Hello!”

Convenient, time-saving, stress-free, nutritious, kid-friendly, quality, selection and variety, these are only a few of the words I would use to describe the HelloFresh experience. Now, just imagine the anticipation leading up to and the excitement when our first box was delivered, like a kid on Christmas day! Let me just say, not having to … Continue reading You Had Me At “Hello!”

Let’s Keep The Convo Going!

A few weeks ago I uploaded an article entitled: Navigating Life With A Learning Disability with Shakira Rouse. If you haven't already done so, scroll down to read it now. We got the message 'out there' and now it's time to keep the convo going! By keeping the convo going on learning disabilities (LDs) we … Continue reading Let’s Keep The Convo Going!

Creating Invitations to Play

When we create invitations to play, we're setting the 'scene', we present open-ended resources for children to discover, explore, manipulate and investigate, we allow them to be the director of their own play experiences. Creating these invitations to play is neither an expensive or difficult task and with some planning can easily be adapted for … Continue reading Creating Invitations to Play

Navigating Life With A Learning Disability with Shakira Rouse

Each of our children have varying learning styles, needs and wants, learning to identify and better understand these are key in order to provide the right support and properly educate not only families, but those within the field. I'd like to introduce you to Shakira Rouse. Shakira is the creator and founder of Special Compass, … Continue reading Navigating Life With A Learning Disability with Shakira Rouse

Easy to Make Halloween Pumpkin Craft

To date, one of my favourite Halloween craft ideas. Quick and easy set up with minimal clean up, it's also easy on the budget and ideal for all ages and capabilities. You'll need several sheets of tissue paper, we choose some of the more traditional Halloween colours; purple, orange and green (cut the green tissue … Continue reading Easy to Make Halloween Pumpkin Craft

Connecting the Community, Family and School

Families and children stand to benefit the most from a partnership like this, gaining access to much needed support, education and services within their community. So how can we successfully connect these three in order to create a learning environment that is conducive to the individual needs of each child whilst supporting the family unit. … Continue reading Connecting the Community, Family and School

Making The Transition To Daycare

For some the transition to daycare is never an easy one, it can be tough on everyone, both the parents and child. Everyone might be experiencing just a bit of seperation anxiety right about now. Work together with the staff at your child's centre to create a plan that works best for you and your … Continue reading Making The Transition To Daycare

Starting A Blog For Your Centre

A simple blog can be a highly effective tool when used as part of your marketing strategy, it builds that sense of trust amongst your readership, it shows parents the expertise and professionalism amongst staff and your ability and willingness to stay current within the field. Whether it be leaving a comment, gaining a new … Continue reading Starting A Blog For Your Centre

DIY Backyard Games

Looking for a quick and easy DIY backyard game for kids of all ages to enjoy throughout the summer months? How about a fast paced game of Tic-Tac-Toe?! I put this one together last year and it's held up pretty good ever since. I mainly used items I had around the house┬ásuch as leftover tiles … Continue reading DIY Backyard Games