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10 Reasons Why A Farm Stay Should Be Your Next Holiday

10 reasons to enjoy a farm stay - tinystepsmakebigstrides.com

We have always wanted to go on a farm stay and this year we realised that goal. We stayed at Balingup Heights for 5 days.  It was the most tranquil relaxing place, set in 46 acres of woodland surrounded by farm land and beautiful views—the perfect recipe to unwind and reconnect as a family.   Continue reading “10 Reasons Why A Farm Stay Should Be Your Next Holiday”

Become An Outer Space Explorer

Outer Space Activity Book #freeprintable - tinystepsmakebigstrides.com
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We recently explored the new Planet Pioneers exhibition at our local Science Museum – Scitech.  As the weather hots up here in Perth Scitech is a great indoor place to go full of education and entertainment – click here to read our full review of the exhibition. Continue reading “Become An Outer Space Explorer”

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Planet Pioneer?

Planet Pioneer Review -tinystepsmakebigstrides.comPlanet Pioneers is the new exhibition at Scitech, Perth and is on until it blasts off to NASA’s Space Centre in Houston in early 2018.  There are 17 hands on stations that will challenge you to think critically about life on earth and explore what we would need for the colonization of a new planet. Continue reading “Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Planet Pioneer?”

20 Amazing Outer Space Books for Kids

20 Amazing Outer Space Books For Kids - tinystepsmakebigstrides.com

When it comes to science one of the favourite topics in our home is outer space! Learning about the stars, planets and astronauts is always exciting, as it is just one of those final frontiers that we don’t quite know what is out there and it is full of mystery. Continue reading “20 Amazing Outer Space Books for Kids”

5 Must Visit Bookshops In Perth

5 Must Visit Bookshops of Perth - tinystepsmakebigstrides.com

There is something quite enchanting about a local independent bookstore.  They are a treasure trove of inspiration – it is like stepping into another world.  Here in Perth we are so very fortunate to have so many. They are places that once you are in, it can be so very hard to peel yourself away; book shopping is my favourite type of shopping.  I can’t walk past a bookshop without having a look around and that normally involves purchasing a book or two. Continue reading “5 Must Visit Bookshops In Perth”

5 Ways to Have Fun With Grid References

Making our own maps - tinystepsmakebigstrides.comWe have been having a lot of fun with coordinates, grid references and maps lately.  It all started with the game of Battleship, when talking about our strategies.   This game is a fun way to build and develop essential mathematical and life skills. Continue reading “5 Ways to Have Fun With Grid References”

Become A Tree Explorer

I am a tree explorer - 5 rules for when climbing trees - tinystepsmakebigstrides.com
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Climbing trees can be so much fun and is loaded with benefits.  See our earlier post for 5 RESEARCH BASED REASONS TO CLIMB A TREE  It does come with some risk and so a while ago we all sat down and came up with some rules for EVERYBODY TO FOLLOW -so Continue reading “Become A Tree Explorer”

10 Of The Best Low Prep Spelling Activities That Really Work

10 Of The Best Low Prep Spelling Activities That Really Work - tinystepsmakebigstrides.comLearning to spell and thus the teaching of spelling should be part of an interwoven literacy curriculum, where creativity can sit alongside mechanics as partners not enemies. Continue reading “10 Of The Best Low Prep Spelling Activities That Really Work”

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