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It’s our world

It’s our world

How do we raise our children to be more environmentally conscious children? How we do we raise them so that they are not caught up in the world of consumption, acting for the Instagram followers or having a total disregard for tomorrow? In the...

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Hush

Hush

We have read Possum Magic by Mem Fox many many times but at the moment it is taking on a little bit more meaning. We have a resident possum and her baby living in our cubby house. Even though this may sound cute, the reasons they are there are...

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The lost teddy

The lost teddy

Last night was our first night without a dear member of our family. The cuddly, ever present, ever listening, soft blue furred bear named Bollo. This bear was delivered with a bunch of flowers when my son was born – and I can’t even...

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Down the drain

Down the drain

I’m talking the talk so I’d better walk the walk. I’ve read and blogged about many books that inspire us to take better care of our rivers, lakes and oceans and the creatures within. So here is a recipe to make your own toilet...

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Testimonials – Jack and Jill Kindergarten, Berowra.

Thanks so much Vanessa for coming out and sharing your book “The Bee Detectives” with our children 3-5 years old. The experience allowed them to learn so much more about Bees. We have had our native Bees for several years and had beekeepers out before. Your book took an in-depth look into classification, different ways they live, how they collect pollen and make honey.  It created lots of meaningful conversation with the children; your interactive book reading allowed them to share these ideas with each other. The extended activity afterwards of the magnifiers provided by Vanessa was a great extension to the book. The children were so excited to be their very own Bee detectives and really extended their learning.

Thanks so much Vanessa for coming out and sharing your book “The Bee Detectives” with our children 3-5 years old. The experience allowed them to learn so much more about Bees. We have had our native Bees for several years and had beekeepers out before. Your book took an in-depth look into classification, different ways they live, how they collect pollen and make honey.  It created lots of meaningful conversation with the children; your interactive book reading allowed them to share these ideas with each other. The extended activity afterwards of the magnifiers provided by Vanessa was a great extension to the book. The children were so excited to be their very own Bee detectives and really extended their learning. 

I was impressed with Vanessa’s professionalism in preparing the teacher notes for my picture book, In the Shadow of an Elephant. Her depth of knowledge on the multitude of topics covered was just incredible! She has compiled a 15-page document that will allow Educators and students an opportunity to explore conversations and discover different layers within the book.

Georgie Donaghey