Milk society 

A Cow

It was still light; the sky was deepening into dusk. Cow bellows interrupted the quiet vibe of village life; a few pushbikes lined the streets; spots of colourful saris painted the countryside. I like to watch their faces. It’s a good way for me to get a feel for what they are … Read More...

cardboard drink tray car craft

Takeaway Coffee Tray Safari Car

Last year when my daughter went to Kindy, I got in the habit of collecting boxes and odd shaped cardboard trays to donate to the craft corner. Now that my daughter is in school, I still recycle these items, but before placing them in the recycling bin, I think of ways my younger girls can have fun … Read More...

Panchayat Union Primary School

A School Garden

"I love them. I just love them," I said to Deb from Learn With Play at Home of the children as we left a primary school in the Pudukottai region in India. And I do. I think once you … Read More...

Breakfast Muffins Recipe

Breakfast Muffins

Hi everyone! Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ here. My recipe today is one for the parents out there. Everything we do is geared around our kids and sometimes we forget to look after ourselves. I am … Read More...

sponge cake craft

Pretend Sponge Cake for Tea Parties

Kids love playing with different textures when it come to craft activities. The shiniest and most textured pieces are usually what draws children's attention when it comes to gluing a collage or … Read More...

DIY Journal Kit

DIY Journal Kit

This past school holidays, I put together a DIY journal kit for kids. The idea was for them to decorate their own book with the materials provided. I found the blank cover journals from Kmart which … Read More...

India

Left Part of My Heart in India

I pulled out these scarves from the drawer today. I bought them from India 4 year ago when I went on a blog ambassador trip with World Vision to tell stories of the work there. I looked at the colours … Read More...

homework station

Creating a Homework Station

I asked the Be A Fun Mum community on Facebook about their opinions on homework for primary school students. There was a huge response (737 comments) and below are the results: The main … Read More...

Organising Toys in bedrooms

Organising Toys in Bedrooms

I reorganise my children's rooms/toys every 6 months. I've written about the process I go through here: Sorting and Organising Toys. I wrote that post a couple of years ago, and since then, we have … Read More...

ABC KIDS' Play School presenters Teo Gebert, Miranda Tapsell and Karen Pang with toys

New toy bounces into Play School in time for 50th celebrations

Mention Play School and most people will think of Big Ted, Little Ted, Jemima and Humpty – the much-loved toys that have starred in more than 2250 episodes of the enduring children’s show. This year marks 50 years of Play School, and to celebrate, the toys are welcoming a new friend to the Play … Read More...

imaginative play scene -- the fairy door

Fairy Tree Play Space

You can get Fairy doors like this from many different places like The Fairy Door Store or Delightful Rainbow. The fairy doors are all kinds of magical cuteness, sure to stimulate imaginative play for kids. You can add them to a section of wall inside the house, or find a cute tree outside … Read More...

Coral Reef Play

Coral Reef Play

The release of Finding Dory is a perfect opportunity to talk about coral reefs and incorporate it into play. You can get both life like replicas of sea creatures from Papo, Schleich and Mojo or even Finding Dory figurines from Bullyland. I had a quick glance at the licensed … Read More...

how to be prepared for gastro

How to be Prepared for Gastro

A couple of weeks ago, my eldest daughter was hit with a vomiting bug. A good 48 hours later, I was hit with gastro and I couldn’t function because I was constantly being sick at the toilet. It can suck being a mum and being really sick because you’re incapable of doing much for your family. I’m … Read More...

Madagascar/King Julien Themed Birthday Party

Madagascar/King Julien Themed Birthday Party

The All Hail King Julien Netflix series is dominating the screen time in our household at the moment, which makes a pleasant change from watching the original Madagascar film over and over again! Now in its third season, All Hail King Julien is a prequel to the story-line … Read More...

Toasted Muesli Recipe

Toasted Muesli

Hi all, Amanda from Simple Home Cook here. Toasted muesli can make a lovely breakfast, a good filler for the lunchbox or after school snack. The beauty is that you can add whatever ingredients your family like. Load it up with nuts, leave out the coconut – it doesn’t matter as it will still taste … Read More...

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