Don't get stuck in the same old after-school conversation! Check out this great list of alternatives to asking "How was your day?".
These at-home science experiments for kids are easy to recreate and don't cost the Earth! Best of all, they're FUN!
Are you looking for boredom busters? This list of 65 fun things to do at home with kids is a game-changer!
Find out how easy and fun it is to take learning outside with 9 inspiring outdoor activities for kids.
Are you stuck at home? Do you need to get out in the fresh air? These awesome sidewalk chalk ideas for learning are your new best friend!
A collection of some of the best virtual excursions and learning experiences kids will absolutely love!
Learning sight words doesn't need to be mundane. Your children/students will be begging to do these fun and engaging sight word activities.
Are you looking for a bright and cheerful back to school book to help littlies get ready for school? Don't miss this book read suitable to share in the classroom or to read at home.
How do you go about helping children cope when there has been a traumatic event, such as Australia's current bushfire emergency? Read our practical hints and tips here.
Who's looking forward to a school holiday road trip? Enjoy some family time with our 12 Road Trip Activities that the whole family will love!
Teachers are kind of a big deal. Choosing gifts for teachers can be tough. Read our top suggestions and ideas from real teachers (you may be surprised!)
How do you best support your child through a period of standardised tests? Read our suggestions to get them (and you) through.
A blog packed full of fun and easy Christmas food ideas to share with your family during the school holidays.
Read all about a teacher mother's journey in the decision of repeating her son in Kindergarten.
As a parent or carer, we can spend a significant amount of time (over?!) thinking the best way to talk to our kids about their report cards. Here are 5 tips to ensure a meaningful conversation is had!
Find out how to beat the busyness of life with these simple ways of creating calm for yourself and your children.
We've looked at these 10 picture books about school in detail, creating activities for each one! Find out why these 'starting school' books are worth reading...
How do you teach the kinds of creative thinking skills that kids in the 21st Century really need? Find out here...
After a lively conversation here in the Teach Starter office about the whole concept of gifts for teachers, here's a little food for thought!
Starting high school is a big change for most kids. Read these tips from teachers to help your child with their high school preparation.
Getting those home readers home for the first time can be both exciting and daunting for parents. Read this blog for some hints and tips for reading at home.
Is it ok if my child is ambidextrous? Occupational Therapist Cindy Chuan explores this question and more for parents and teachers of ambidextrous children.
Check out how I took this simple kids art activity and turned into something special! With tips for parents and curriculum links for teachers, this post might just spark your children's creative imagination.
Get back-to-nature with 16 fun activities to do on a nature walk with your children.
The kindergarten program in Australia teaches a variety of concepts through play-based learning. This is intended to assist children to transition into their first year of schooling. However; it is important to recognise that children will develop at their own pace.
Which is your story? You dread the child next door coming over to play; Your child comes home from school crying, “She’s not my friend any more”; You have two children and they are always fighting; You hear from others that your son is a bully; Your child often says, “That’s not fair. She’s got more than me”.
When our children fail, the scramble is on to lay blame. The system, those within it, the Government – anyone but ourselves.
There is an old saying, “Richer than I you’ll never be, for I had a parent who read to me”. The benefits of reading can never be doubted however I would like to rewrite this saying and state, “Richer than I you’ll never be, for I had a parent who told stories to me”. In our highly visual world it is vital that children have an opportunity to listen and imagine. My passion is to encourage parents and teachers to include oral storytelling on a regular basis.