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Reading with Children Tip: Play ‘Libraries’

Reading with Children Tip: Play ‘Libraries’

Looking for a way to make reading fun for children? Y'all know that I'm a massive advocate for reading all day and every day with children. I am, however, the first to acknowledge that sometimes things can get a bit stale on the reading front and it's fun to shake...

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Chicken Divas Craft: National Simultaneous Storytime

Chicken Divas Craft: National Simultaneous Storytime

READ: Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas by Lucinda Gifford for National Simultaneous Storytime 2020. CREATE: Your own fancy chickens with this Chicken Diva craft. The National Simultaneous Storytime celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with a rollicking read...

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A Simple Drawing Game for Kids: Pass the Portrait

A Simple Drawing Game for Kids: Pass the Portrait

When I posted this simple drawing game for kids on Instagram, the crowd went wild! So I thought I better dedicate a blog post to its awesome self.This is a collaborative, drawing game that I've dubbed "Pass the Portrait." Hand-drawn portraits by kids are one of my...

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Simple cardboard masks for kids

Simple cardboard masks for kids

These simple cardboard masks for kids are an amazing project. We originally made them as prototypes for a READ + CREATE class I had scheduled for the holidays. We all know how that story ends #coronavirus Seeing as the class was cancelled, I’m giving the idea to you....

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5 Ways to Encourage Kids to Read More

5 Ways to Encourage Kids to Read More

You know that I am a passionate Literacy Advocate Warrior Woman, right? I'm passionate about finding ways to encourage kids to read more. And more. And more. I passionately believe that reading has the power to change and enrich lives. At the moment, we're all trying...

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Teacher-Approved Indoor Activities for Kids

Teacher-Approved Indoor Activities for Kids

Do these strange times have you scouting for indoor activities for kids? Our schools have not closed here but my Teacher Brain has been mentally stockpiling ideas for the possible inevitability of homeschooling my kids thanks to COVID-19 shutdowns. I've been...

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Tea Party Craft for Kids

Tea Party Craft for Kids

This tea party craft for kids is such a fun, hands-on project for parties or bigger groups. It is open-ended and involves using lots of different materials. Total winner for all ages! In 2019, I ran the Kid's Crafty Corner at the Sydney Tea Festival. These tea party...

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Library Lovers’ Day: Free Posters

Library Lovers’ Day: Free Posters

February 14th is not only Valentine's Day but also Library Lovers' Day. What's better than chocolates and roses? BOOKS! What are your earliest memories of the library? I still feel giddy at the prospect of ALL THE FREE BOOKS when I walk into a library. As the name...

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Hi! I’m Shannon

I’m a mama and a teacher celebrating our perfectly imperfect attempts at living a creative life.
AKA trying to remain sane whilst raising 3 kids under 5 and holding unrealistic life expectations thanks to Pinterest.

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