12 Amazing Rock Pools to Visit in Victoria

Rock pools are amazing places to explore with children and there’s no summer holiday that’s complete without a rock pool ramble! With endless shorelines to explore and a huge diversity of marine life living in one of the worlds most pristine waters, Victoria has some spectacular rock pools to discover. From migratory whales to tiny seahorses, and the underwater gardens…

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Transforming pedagogy through bush kinder

My journey, the tears, triumphs, and lessons learnt along the way I’ve only been teaching for six years, but it feels like a lifetime due to the exceptional transformation I have undergone as a teacher over these six short years.   My pedagogical transformation is multi-faceted and came about as a direct response to the needs of the children, families, and…

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Surviving, even thriving during lockdown

2020 is a year that we’ll never forget. I learned a lot about myself, that’s for sure and one of the most important things, I’ve learned this year, as a homeschooling mum, is that it is of the utmost importance that I take care of me first. Many people ask me how I manage to balance home schooling and having…

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How to build a native bee hotel with kids

Have you ever wanted to try a fun, easy and hands on project with your kids using only recycled materials and off cuts?  Why not create a native bee habitat in your backyard! Native bees are a bee-utiful addition to your garden adding fuzzy blue, metallic green and golden fluffy superheroes that zoom amongst your veggies and native flowers. They…

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50 Ways to play with sticks!

Sticks are such versatile playthings, and so readily available.  Using them for play can help strengthen a child’s fine and gross motor skills as well as their balance and coordination.  Their use can also help develop a child’s muscle tone, spatial awareness, body capabilities.  Fire up your imagination with these suggestions next time you have a stick handy. Make a…

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