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Do you have a little fact fiend at your place? My 5-year-old is a HUGE lover of non-fiction books. He runs around our house reeling off facts at a rapidfire pace. Here are 10 of our current favourite non-fiction books for kids. This post contains affiliate links....read more
The enthusiasm of Georgie from Mini Monet Studio is A-Grade infectious. When she says that her online art club is all about bringing JOY into the lives of mini-makers, it is due largely to the fact that this teacher-mumma is joy personified. Georgie is mum to little...read more
It has been a hot minute since I last blogged, because LIFE, but I had to share these collages inspired by the CBCA Book Week 2020 theme of "Curious Creatures, Wild Minds." This year, I am lucky enough to be teaching in the school library. On Fridays, I teach 7...read more
It was about Week Eleventy Billion of COVID-19 Lockdown, when the team at Scribe asked if I'd like to review a copy of Extraordinary Parenting by Eloise Rickman. (This is an affiliate link.) My answer was a resolute and possibly-too-enthusiastic YES. Eloise is a...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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 We originally made them as prototypes for a READ + CREATE class I had scheduled for the holidays.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....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...read more
Dress-ups in the home of Eleanor from MINI MAD THINGS must be epic! Eleanor creates and sells the most amazing fancy dress costumes and accessories. You'll also never look at the contents of your recycling bin in the same way after perusing her Instagram feed. This...read more
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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