The Adventures of Super Gigi

We had fun yesterday making a picture book using the iPad and the Book Creator App. Photos by Blake. Story by Blake and Phoebe. Starring Super Gigi and his friends. One of the best things about Book Creator is it lets you easily record narration, so we have a version that the kids narrated saved…

Ribbit the kindy frog comes to stay

Ribbit the kindy frog came to visit this weekend. We liked him. A lot. He visits with different kids each week, and does exciting things, like riding in trucks and going to the zoo. This weekend, we didn’t do much. It wasn’t very exciting. But here is our story for Ribbit the kindy frog’s journal,…

Holiday in dystopia: what would you pack?

Today’s post involves a hypothetical. (Not quite sure where this is going, but bear with me. Just close your eyes and go with it.) OK, that’s not going to work. Open them now. This post is going to be a little all over the place. Just so you know. Right, so imagine it’s no longer…

The Tunnel: engage kids in reading with Anthony Browne

My mum read my first blog post. “It’s great!” she said yesterday when I popped over for lunch. (She’s my biggest fan – that’s her job.) “You know, I really love that photo of the kids in the tunnel.” (She means the header above). “Yeah, me too,” I agreed, sensing the not-so-stealthy approach of a ‘but’. “But,”…

Could your preschooler be a genius?

I’m sitting here today, on school holidays, putting together a session for staff development for the first day back. To the students and parents, that’s a pupil-free day. To my husband (not a teacher), it’s coffee and cake day. As for the teachers, well, you’ll generally find a spectrum of attitudes to professional development days…