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Creating a Christmas Small World by Bekah @little_faerie_folk_

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Creating a Christmas Small World by Bekah @little_faerie_folk_

Hello all! I have been invited by the lovely Melinda to talk a bit about creating a Christmas Small World. For those who don't know, a small world is a bit like an interactive whimsical, seasonal or educational display that helps your child fully immerse in a certain subject or celebratory time in life. Be it animals, mermaids, Halloween or Christmas - they are really fun and enjoyable way to create an interactive space for your child.  In our home we definitely view Christmas as a season and usually around mid November I set out our Christmas small world.  I...

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6 Eco Halloween Activities

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6 Eco Halloween Activities

 Many enjoy celebrating Halloween, but like other holidays Halloween comes with a lot of waste at the end. I've gone on the hunt for great nature-based Halloween activities so that you can create and celebrate without the waste. Including a couple of our previous activities and some fantastic ideas by incredible people.   1. Zombie & ghost leavesCollect some fallen leaves and get creative with these great ideas from @mothernatured  the natural marks on the leaves make for fantastic zombie skin and you could even string them either design to create a spooky garland!   2. Stick batsThese crafty vampire...

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Australian Seabird Rescue Inc

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Australian Seabird Rescue Inc

Wondering what it is we love about ASR so much? With the release of our new products raising funds for Australian Seabird Rescue Inc, I want to give you some insight into our visits to ASR and why we love to support them.    We first visited Australian Seabird Rescue in January 2018 while 'travelschooling' (home educating while traveling), in the Ballina region. As my children love animals and my eldest has a desire to care for animals, we are always looking for sanctuaries and animal hospitals to visit, not only because they are enriching but to also support my children's...

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How your impact matters - plastic.

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How your impact matters - plastic.

Plastic. Once marketed to be an amazing invention of versatile convenience, now a dirty word as it covers our Earth, kills animals and more recently found to be ingested by humans in the form of microplastics. 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean every year, this is estimated to double by 2025. Now is the time to start caring for our Mother Earth and begin repairing the damage we've caused her. Let this be an informative guide to gently guide you on where you can begin or grow and the benefits it brings to you and the...

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Educating the Mind with Educating the Heart

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Educating the Mind with Educating the Heart

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." - Aristotle This is a quote that I try to live by. As adults we are drawn to educate ourselves of that which we are passionate about. Whether homeschooling or not, this is no different for children and helping them explore their interests from a young age instills a love for learning and sees them blossom as humans. We are drawn to our passions because they are our calling, we should try to follow them. Digging for DIY dinosaur fossils - tutorial & PDF template on the resources page....

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