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MY FIRST WORDS iPhone App – Flashcards by Smart Baby Apps

Recently, a friend has introduced me to this wonderful new iPhone/iPad App for babies. It is an application that has a multitude of flashcards in a variety of categories such as First Words, Opposites, Food Festival, Animal Kingdom and many … Continue reading

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Using Montessori Materials at Home

In the previous post about the Montessori Snake Game I briefly mentioned the difficulty some parents experiencing when they decide to try using Montessori materials at home. Sure enough, there are wonderful blogs and websites out there which have an … Continue reading

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Montessori Addition Snake Game

Many of my customers are mums and dads who just want to buy some great materials to use with their kids at home. Unfortunately, most Montessori products don’t come with instruction manuals and unless they are formally trained or attended … Continue reading

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Astronomy for kids – an astronomically fun Snap Game

Snap is such a fun and easy game to play and it can be used as a learning tool by adapting it to any subject. And since my son has recently developed a real fascination with all things astronomical I … Continue reading

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Flags of the World – Free Geography Download

I have been looking for a website where I could download flags of the world in an easy to print format. My son has a large poster of a world map on his wall and loves looking at it but … Continue reading

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Kids and Independent Learning

A friend of mine, who is studying childcare at TAFE, told me about a dilemma she faced during one of her assessment pracs. She was at a childcare centre playing with a little girl while the supervisor observed and marked … Continue reading

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Educational Toys – Construction sets

Construction sets are excellent toys for developing fine motor skills, visuo-spatial abilities and logical thinking. It’s such a fun activity and in the midst of all that fun kids are manipulating small objects (fine motor skills), visualising how the end … Continue reading

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Getting ready for a new sibling

It’s a tricky business, preparing your older child (children) for the arrival of a new sibling into the family. And it seems that boys and girls cope very differently with the issue. A friend who is expecting her third child … Continue reading

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Kumon – what is it?

Everyone is talking about it – some are recommending it, some are wondering about and some are criticising the heck out of it. But what kind of animal is it? I began to wonder when I realised that my bilingual … Continue reading

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Hello World! Bright Tomato Learning Blog is here!

Our very first blog post in our brand spanking new blog kindly installed for free by Ryan Design Studio. This new medium will hopefully give us a bit of a platform to express views and opinions and share ideas on Early Learning and Education. Continue reading

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