A friend once told me that whenever she muttered “I’m bored!” as a child, her mum would respond with “There’s no such thing as being bored, just boring people.”
Too harsh? Slightly genius? I’m still unsure- but I did recite this anecdote to my class last week and I could see them turning the concept over in their minds.
What do you do when your child whines the dreaded “I’m booooooooooored”?
Who are some of your favourite female characters from literature?
Welcome to Picture Books du Monde, a monthly link-up where bloggers from around the world share their love of all things related to picture books.
In this month’s post, I’m handing over to my Picture Books du Monde co-host Cathy from Peregrination Gourmande. She was in town from France recently and we had an awesome time wandering the streets of Sydney, taking daggy selfies with picture books and eating delicious things. We even stumbled across a Street Library which happened to contain a copy of the textbook prescribed in my high school French class. C’est vrai!
Over to Cathy!
Book Week Parade.
Do those three words inspire fear in you?
Or do they have you rubbing your hands gleefully together at the thought of all the hot-glue-gun-action that’s about to take place?
Unfortunately at my school, only the Infants kids get to parade. So during the Book Week Parade, I’ll be valiantly trying to get my class to concentrate whilst the fabulous costumes are paraded in the quadrangle right outside our classroom. (Wish me luck.)
So I’m going to have to live vicariously through all of your dressing-up efforts. (By “your” I totally mean “your kids.”)
Here’s a collection of bookishly delightful costumes ideas for the kids to parade in this Book Week.
Through blogging and Instagramming, I’ve been introduced to an amazing Virtual Sisterhood of Creative Ladies.
The Oh Creative Lady series is your chance to meet these incredible, kind-hearted, inspiring <insert ALL the happy, positive adjectives HERE> women.
Liv from A Crafty LIVing is a Nanny and Early Childhood Powerhouse. She shares all kinds of amazing arts, crafts and play-based activities for little ones. I am constantly marveling at the originality and creativity of her ideas. What I love most about Liv is her obvious passion for her job and her young charges. It is an absolute pleasure to introduce Liv…
When I left high school, I went straight into a Communications degree at university.
I took up a job in Advertising upon graduating.
It then quickly became apparent to me that I did not want to spend my life trying to convince consumers of the benefits of one brand of toilet paper over another. (And why are we using puppies to sell toilet paper?!) Read More
I can’t put a cardboard box into the recycling bin without holding onto it for a few weeks and hoping that a cardboard-based project will come to me in the meantime.
So let me share with you the fate of the latest cardboard box. I’ve turned it into a Paddle Ball Game as a part of the #ohhandyolympics.
Here’s how to make your own Paddle Ball Game.