Sorting the Lego

Sorting the Lego

I spent an hour or so yesterday sorting out the Lego table with my youngest little critter. It was a mess with bricks scattered everywhere and the tubs that were meant to keep everything organised had seemingly been all tipped out or mixed up. My critters haven’t really been playing with it very much lately

Autumn Holiday to do list…

Autumn Holiday to do list…

I looove school holidays! I cannot express how excited I get with the thought that I have both my little critters all to myself for two whole weeks! Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all roses 24/7, but I sure try to make the most of our time together. I’m a teacher so I’m fortunate

Fun April Fools Day Pranks

Fun April Fools Day Pranks

As you are well aware by now I love any reason to have a bit of fun and a laugh with my little critters….woo hoo for April Fools Day! As my children are now getting a little older I’m sensing we may be able to start having a little more fun with it. When I

Camping Holiday

Camping Holiday

Last weekend my family and I embarked on a mini adventure! We went camping for the first time as a family. My husband and I had been camping a few times before having kids and loved it but for some reason we haven’t been with the kids til now. It was always on our “to

Learning through finger play songs

Learning through finger play songs

As much as we all love toys and bits ‘n bobs to help entertain our little critters, sometimes it’s fun to just get back to basics.  Why not try something different and teach a few finger play songs? From young bubbas to school age our critters can be entertained by these fun traditional songs but

Give your little ray of sunshine a glow!

Give your little ray of sunshine a glow!

It doesn’t seem to matter if you’re a full time stay at home mum or full time working out of home mum (as I know that both are huge jobs!) or somewhere in between…we always seem to have a list as long as our arms of things to do.  There always seems to be somewhere

Becoming familiar with books

Becoming familiar with books

The reasons for reading to your little critters are possibly endless.  We know it provides enjoyment, curiosity and precious moments to develop your relationship with them and previously we’ve written to you about how to read without actually reading the words. Now we’d like to emphasise what else you can focus on, apart from the

Science Is Fun!

Science Is Fun!

We love science here at Curious Little Critters – its one of the many things that we are truly passionate about doing at home with our little critters. We love questioning why, trying out new ideas, making predictions and discoveries and if it combines a fun game or the creation of some artwork as well

How was your day dear?

How was your day dear?

We often ask this well-meaning question at the end of every day.  As parents and caregivers we truly are interested in how our little critters day was.  For some of us curious grown-ups, however, our little critters don’t offer much in return.   From a teachers perspective I can honestly say that their day is busy

Valentine’s Day books about love for little critters

Valentine’s Day books about love for little critters

Love is such a beautiful topic to discuss with your little critter.  We often have such busy lives that sometimes we miss the numerous opportunities to say how much we truly love our little critters.   Reading these divine stories together offers some sweet moments and opportunities to remind one another how special you are to

Saying goodbye in the morning can become easy to do

Saying goodbye in the morning can become easy to do

Sometimes it can be so tricky to say goodbye to the favourite little critters in our lives at school or kindy drop off. There can be tears, from both grown-ups and little critters during the process.  I thought that this year being the second year I have worked part time since having my children, they

Preparing your little critter for school…

Preparing your little critter for school…

Back to school time again. This time last year, I had one little critter already at school, one little critter just about to start school and one little critter at home with me. At that same time I was interviewed by Aerlie Wildy from Making Life Easier For Mum for an article that she was writing for