Autumn art from The Garden Classroom

We’ve been combining two activities from my book The Garden Classroom this week to create some beautiful autumn art. Taking the idea of leaf art and adding it to my Sticky Picture frames, here’s what we made. [Read more…]

20 school garden ideas for autumn and winter

Just because the days are getting cooler and shorter doesn’t mean children have to stop enjoying lots of outdoor play. Having fun and creative garden projects on offer is a great way to keep kids active outdoors and enjoying the fresh air.

The school gardening club I run is back in action after the school holiday, with a group of young gardeners ready for action. Here are 20 ideas you can use over the autumn and winter terms – at home as well as in a school garden – to enjoy the outdoors all year round, with some special activities taken from my book The Garden Classroom.

20 school garden ideas for autumn and winter [Read more…]

Why you should always grow a wild card :: gardening with kids

Gardening with kids gives them so many opportunities to learn things. There are obvious subject areas such as science and nature studies of course, but there are also life lessons to be learnt. What you grow can teach a lot about your attitude to life – to creativity and challenge and risk taking! Here’s why in amongst the carrots and onions we always grow a wild card.

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Why you should always grow a wild card :: life lessons from the garden [Read more…]

Thanksgiving weekend Learning Through Play $100+ e-book sale :: only $9.99!

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Edited: This Thanksgiving weekend offer is now closed. Thanks so much for your interest.

The individual books are still for sale – please click through on the links below to make your purchases directly from the authors’ blogs. My book The Garden Classroom is available here

Brought to you by Melitsa of Raising Playful Tots and me, along with some of our favourite bloggers and authors, the Learning Through Play special offer is now open – but for this Thanksgiving weekend only.

We have put together a package worth over $100but available to you at a very special price – of e-books and resources, all based around Learning Through Play.  This Thanksgiving weekend special offer includes books on sensory play, outdoor play, art and crafts, positive parenting, learning to read and write and lots more. You’ll recognise the authors as the writers of some of your favourite blogs – check out the full details below to see who’s joining in.

Learning Through Play Thanksgiving weekend special offer

This special bundle of books is available for you to buy only over this Thanksgiving weekend. So buy it now or you’ll miss the deal!

I’ve read the books (and written one of them!) and I’m so happy to recommend this offer to you. These ladies really know their stuff and the books and resources are packed full of fantastic creative and practical ideas that you can use with your children. There are thirteen different authors joining in, bringing you over $100 worth of resources. And, guess what – you can buy the lot for just $9.99!

Read on to see all the items included in the Thanksgiving weekend special offer – and start looking forward to getting your copies! [Read more…]