Learn with Play at home


Mum of 2 and teacher-on-leave, Debs, shares fun, creative and hands-on activities, ideas and more. With handy tips for parents and educators on how to simplify, extend and get the most learning out of each activity.

Debs is a winner of Top 25 Teacher Moms - 2013

What's one of your favorite new books for children?

Have a look at the Very Cranky Bear series by Nick Bland. We love all these books for their clever and funny rhyming stories complete with gorgeous illustrations.

What advice would you give to a mom who thinks her child has too much homework?

I'd be speaking to the child's teacher about it. If I was still unhappy about the response I got and was still concerned, I would organise to speak to the school's Principal or year level coordinators.

What's one of your favorite educational activities that can be done outside the classroom?

Well, that's a tough one as my whole blog is full of educational activities that could be done outside the classroom. :)
Perhaps one of the easiest ways for parents to provide something both educational and useful for their child would be to involve them in the cooking process. Kids in the kitchen learn SO much. From maths and scientific concepts to language, fine motor skills and building healthy relationships and understanding about food. You can't go wrong finding a good, simple recipe and starting there. Also, the earlier you involve them, the better! :)