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The Gift of Boredom

by Debbie Mobbs on 26 March 2018 10:54 (113 days ago)

Many parents have a love-hate relationship with school holidays. Initially one is relieved for the break from routine and time-bound commitments, but often within a few days (or hours!) of the holidays kicking off, parents are wishing they would end! Why? Because the kids are arguing or glued to the different screens in the house - be it TV, tablets or phones.

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Visual Perception - it's in the eye of the beholder

by Debbie Mobbs on 23 February 2018 15:32 (144 days ago)

Visual Perceptual Skills Perceptual Skills rely heavily on our visual skills and how we see things, such as depth (distance), shapes and how they relate to one another (e.g. with puzzles) and size (big vs. small). These skills are very important for succeeding in the classroom and have a close link to handwriting and letter formation.

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Let the show begin! Puppet Playtime.

by Debbie Mobbs on 16 October 2017 00:00 (15/10/2017)

Farm Animal Hand Puppet

A child's imagination is one of their greatest assets, and there is no better toy or activity to encourage imaginative play than classic puppets!

The play and learning opportunities are endless with puppets and today I'm going to share a few fun ideas for you to try at home.

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The Benefits of Family Game Time

by Debbie Mobbs on 10 July 2017 21:05 (10/07/2017)

The Benefits of Family Game Time

Looking back, most of us can recall times during our childhood when we played 'board games' with our family members - be it siblings or parents.

With Winter upon us (and school holidays in a month!), we have been reflecting on our childhood memories from Winters past, and one that is very common to most of us is playing games as a family. In today's modern age one tends to resort to technology to 'entertain' the family when the weather is cold and miserable outside.

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Once upon a time... Story Stones

by Debbie Mobbs on 05 October 2016 20:22 (05/10/2016)

Story StonesHave you ever come across Story Stones? Story Stones are a wonderful way to stimulate early language development, communication and of course imaginative play. They can initially be used to identify things as the child verbalises what the picture is (naming the picture). However, the magic of language and sentence construction begins when the child starts to link the images and use "joining" words to make wonderful sentences and stories.

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