Wordless Wonders

Wordless Wonders - A booklist of our favourite wordless picture books - tinystepsmakebigstrides.com

I am a huge fan of the wordless picture book – there is something quite intriguing about a story with no words.  Over the years we have collected quite a few and read dozens from the library.  Check our list of favourites below.  Continue reading

A better way to ask How was your day? Open ended questions to fuel conversation

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How often do your kids just say yes, no, fine or OK when you ask about their day after school? Yes, that happens to me too.  I want to find out about their day, the fun they have had, all the learning that has happened also the struggles and the challenges that go with the day also.  And so…I ask HOW WAS YOUR DAY?  I get a mixed response of ok…it was good…and even yes good, with no information at all. Continue reading

Books about friendship

10 Books about friendship - tinystepsmakebigstrides.com

School is now in full swing here in Australia.  This year we have seen lots of changes in our home as everyone now goes to a new school.  One of the biggest challenges we face as parents is helping our kids navigate the path of life.  We are again the new face in the hall!  Here is our pick of the best books about friendship – the highs, the lows and everything in between. Continue reading

Playful Ways With Numbers

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Number games are a great way to practice using and manipulating numbers.  Once your kids can recognise 0-10, developing number sense is crucial for working with higher level problems later on. Continue reading

10 Ways To Connect And Avoid The Summer Slide!

10 ways to connect and avoid the summer slide - tinystepsmakebigstrides.com

The summer slide is talked about often —it may sound like a great playground ride, but the reality for lots of children is that reading and maths achievement decline over the summer months and the effects can be long lasting. Children don’t just lose academic skills over the summer, physical fitness can also be impacted when too much time is Continue reading

10 Reasons Why A Farm Stay Should Be Your Next Holiday

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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

Become An Outer Space Explorer

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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

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

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

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