Reinventing Our Favourite Children’s Books

This article originally went to print in Westside Mama Mag. Lots of great tips to help you bring books to life with kids. Reinventing Our Favourite Children's Books Here in Australia there are no shortage of magnificent children’s books. In celebration of Book Week, which is August 18th to the 25th, and the Premier’s Reading … Continue reading Reinventing Our Favourite Children’s Books

Mindful Storytelling for Primary and Early Learners

Interested in Mindful Storytelling, through music, movement and drama, coming to your school or kinder? You can choose from a one day or a workshop series see details below.. There are three programs to choose from which are tailored to meet the needs and interests of lower, middle and upper primary: Books ALIVE The Foundation: Social … Continue reading Mindful Storytelling for Primary and Early Learners

The Tricky Transition to School

Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash Is your child having trouble settling in at school?? School can be a big transition for some children and their parents. It was around this time last year that Leeloo started having problems at school. My confident child, who used to get annoyed with me if I stuck around too long in … Continue reading The Tricky Transition to School

Creative Mindfulness

Do you feel like you have ideas but aren’t sure how to put them down on paper, into print or into action? Creative Mindfulness may be the class for you. Any project is made up of many small steps taken over time: it takes commitment and focus. This session will help you develop a daily … Continue reading Creative Mindfulness

Practicing Gratitude with Children

Photo by Ksenia Makagonova on Unsplash Yesterday a young boy from down the street came for a visit. It was his first time here and it couldn't have been more beautifully eye opening. As he ran from the tree house, to the trampoline, to the chickens, to the tire swing he kept saying “This is amazing!! You have … Continue reading Practicing Gratitude with Children

Community Workshops 2018

Community Workshops in West Melbourne 2018 Books ALIVE Thanks to the Maribyrnong City Council Community Grants Program families have access to low cost or FREE  workshops that explore the stories created by some wonderful Australian picture book authors. Participants move with yoga grooves, inspire the twists in the story which lead to unpredictable places, mindful … Continue reading Community Workshops 2018