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The Most Enjoyable Kids Christmas Books to Share

I’ve been reading kids Christmas books to children aloud for over 20 years as an early childhood teacher. And as a Mum of 2 boys, sharing a good Christmas story is a seasonal favourite. These are a collection of my nine best-loved stories that I guarantee are the most enjoyable kids Christmas books to share […]

How Do You Do Elf On The Shelf?

How Do You Do Elf On The Shelf?

Ideas for a Good, Friendly Scout Elf I often hear people talk about their elf on the shelf as an elf that gets up to a load of mischief. Now that our elf, the beautifully named Chickazeet has been with us for a couple of years, it’s exhausting as a parent to come up with […]

Our Christmas Elf on the Shelf

Our Christmas Elf on the Shelf

What is This Elf on a Shelf Idea About? I was inspired by the idea of the Elf on the Shelf at my son Otto’s daycare. Much to the delight of Otto, the elf would appear in a different spot every day. Because of that, Chickazeet, our familys’ elf on the shelf, arrived in our […]

Create Beautiful Gift Wrapping Paper with Toddlers

Beautiful Gift Wrapping Paper

How to make your own wrapping paper Creating beautiful gift wrapping paper with your toddler is as easy for you as it is for your toddler who loves counting to three. Cue clapping whilst excitedly saying Yaaay! Your toddler is a little learning person who loves the doing and doesn’t focus on the product or […]

Our Half Birthday Conversation

Our half birthday conversation was started by my 8 year old. We’ve never celebrated half-birthdays in our family, so this is a randomly new idea.

Our Half Birthday Conversation Our dinner table conversation starter, kicked off by my 8 year old son Otto: “For my half-birthday, can I go to an arcade games place with all my friends?” Considering Otto’s actual birthday is at the end of October, I don’t think his birthday ticks the half-birthday boxes. His cousin Toby […]