Discovery Box

January 30, 2014

We love exploring as much as we can as a family.  Australia is a vast and beautiful country, and there’s so much natural wonder in our backyard.  On our many adventures, my kids enjoy collecting little bits and bobs along the way, from bottle caps for a ‘Bottle Cap Game’ they made up to pretty [...]

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9 Tips for Visiting an Art Gallery with Kids

July 3, 2013

This is a guest post by Christie from Childhood 101. Christie and I started blogging at a similar time, and I’ve met her several times.  She’s fun, smart and fabulous!  Christie is launching her first book, Time to Create, about hands-on exploration art for young children.  I’m thrilled to have her guest posting today with [...]

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Making Maths Fun for Kids (at home)

February 19, 2013

Guest Post by Tierney Kennedy Today on the blog I have long time Be A Fun mum reader Tierney guest posting about making Math’s fun at home. With three kids of her own, plus 50 books for teachers under her name, she’s the person to talk to!  Feel free to ask any questions in the [...]

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Play Scene: Dinosaur Island

August 8, 2012

Last week, my son and I spent the day at the museum.  He loved the dinosaurs the best. {At the museum} I enjoy using things we do together as inspiration for facilitating play, and so we created a Dinosaur Play Scene. Come and see Dinosaur Island. Materials Under-bed storage plastic container (or other plastic container) [...]

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A Drawing Game: Collaboration

July 20, 2012

Guest Post from Fi from Destination Bali This drawing game is a lot of fun. It doesn’t matter what age your children are, or if there are a few kids to keep busy at the same time. Materials Water colour paper (or any other piece of paper or cardboard) Water colour paint and/or any other [...]

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Imaginative Play Scene: A Fairy Door

June 29, 2012

I came across The Fairy Door Store  on Facebook and I fell instantly in love with the product.  The fairy doors are all kinds of magical cuteness, sure to stimulate imaginative play for kids.  I emailed Sarah from to ask her if she would work with me to do a play scene for my blog, [...]

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