How to Have Fun and Games With Picture Books

How to Have Fun and Games With Picture Books

Most kids love hearing stories, and you likely aren’t getting any complaints about story time (though some kids like stories more than others). But no matter how much the kids like books, sometimes it’s just fun to shake things up a bit.

Story time can easily become a fun and interactive game if you know how, so for the first post in The Story Time Series, here are my three favourite ways to turn story time into fun and games...

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The Story Time Series

The Story Time Series

Story time with kids is a wonderful thing. It’s a chance to snuggle and share and learn and laugh. But have you ever thought about just how much story time can give?

Sure, reading books to kids teaches them about language and how to read, but did you know it can also be used to teach maths, critical thinking and the art of storytelling itself. Stories can also be turned into games, which is great for kids who are not that into story time.

So, in a series of posts (The Story Time Series), I’m going to share with you my favourite ways to enrich story time and use it to have fun and learn with kids. Here’s what I’ll cover...

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Easy DIY Ring Toss Game

Easy DIY Ring Toss Game

Ring toss is a great game for kids. It's easy enough for even really young kids to play, but you can make it harder (for the older kids) very easily. Aiming is also a really important skill, so while they are having fun they are also learning something useful.

And you don't need to spend $20 and up on a ring toss game. You can make one in ten minutes (with stuff you probably already have at home), and it's just as good. Here's how...

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Lime Banana Bread

Lime Banana Bread

I'm a little bit obsessed with banana bread, and particularly sugar-free banana bread. I like the idea of sweetening yummy treats with natural foods instead of refined sugars, but I have learnt the hard way that you can't simply take sugar out of a recipe and expect it to work. After so-many-I-simply-cannot-count-them attempts to make sugar-free banana bread, I think I've finally cracked it ...

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Coolest Summer Day Activity

Coolest Summer Day Activity

This is a great one for hot summer days. Find some small plastic toys (we have a stash of dinosaurs, bugs and frogs from Kmart) and put them in ice cube trays filled with water. Pop the trays in the freezer and have them ready for a warm (or cold) day when you need to keep the kids occupied for a while. ...

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Nothing Wasted

Nothing Wasted

2016 has been a challenging, exciting, wonderful and scary year. For me, it has been a year of firsts, with my second darling daughter learning to roll and crawl and walk. It has been a year of adventure ...

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