Storytelling Ideas For Kids and Parents: Make your own with story stone starters

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27Aug
storytelling ideas for kids

  Project 27: Storytelling Ideas for Kids & Parents ‘Storytelling Stones’. Make your own story starters! Time: One hour, give or take Difficulty: Choosing what pictures you’ll use is the biggest barricade!   We busy parents don’t have time for lots and lots of stories at bedtime. Especially NOT those long, long, long ones. Short stories are good. Our days…

Busy Time: The challenge of being an ‘entertainment director’

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20Aug
Puzzles

As you know, I’m an advocate for the idea of ‘balanced parenting’. I’m never going to set down a list of rules or advice that expound one set of lifestyle characteristics or virtues over another.  The golden rule when it comes to parenting is that each parent has the right to make their own choices over what is ok, or…

Living with young children. Creating harmony in the home.

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13Jul

Can you imagine a child like a great big sack of flour, where every impression  during the ages of 0-3 years old, leaves a mark?   This was an imagery given by Health Consultant Irmhild Kleinhenz from Melbourne Therapy Centre.   Can you picture what that flour sack would look like after 3 years? How many pats, pushes and prods,…

The importance of order for the 3 year old child

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1May

Yesterday, I participated in a workshop on the 3 year old child with my friend and colleague, Connie Grawert. One of the key focuses of this workshop was to learn practical ways to manage three year olds by understanding their very different experience of consciousness to that of an adult. To give us some idea of what it is like to…