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A Christmas Gift to You, from You!

Oohh, what is in my wrapped gift above? What could be inside? Imagine this…. Imagine you were able to simply just not worry about how you will be paying for your children’s Christmas gifts this year. Imagine being able to pay for a holiday for your family in the new year, choosing the destination, surprising … Continue reading

Learning to write the alphabet; Miss Mimi’s way.

Sometimes, I need 5 minutes to think. Quiet thinking time, that doesn’t involve the constant background chatter or the repetitive Mum, Mum, Mum, Mums that fill my home, it would be nice. Occasionally I need those precious few minutes to regroup, because when I can’t think straight while cooking dinner, my wine glass seems to … Continue reading

This is how it’s done.

A Learning Ladder Get Together. Maybe you personally like to host Learning Ladder get togethers because you can’t get enough books and games for your children’s library at next to nothing. Maybe, you have been to one or two and like to buy for the kids there, preferring to shop at a friends home rather … Continue reading

Encouraged.

Over the last few days I have become discouraged. Sad that there are children out there who aren’t regularly read to. Shocked when teachers tell me that there are children starting school who don’t know which way up a book should go. Disappointed that there isn’t more help for parents who are illiterate. Frustrated that … Continue reading

The Importance of Reading Aloud

I know a tiny bit about early childhood development from my dear friend Miss L, who is a kindergarten teacher and the mother of two amazing little girls. Before I had my daughter, Miss L would tell me all sorts of funny little things her daughter was up to developmentally. My brain was always quick … Continue reading

A Competition for Facebook Fans

Do you like winning things? I do, I love it, in fact for a long time I entered so many competitions on a daily basis that I would be upset if I didn’t win something fabulous every single week. I have won a heap of movie tickets, books, toys and make up and now I … Continue reading