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At our Mud Pies Nature Playgroups this term we have been exploring child development through the art of weaving. Weaving, threading and sewing requires strong finger muscles and good coordination. In support of their fine motor development, children first need to strengthen their gross motor systems, building core muscles and shoulder girdles to be able to…

Frequently Asked Questions The forecast is for wet/very hot weather. Will the program be cancelled? Our sessions will operate in wet weather. As the Danish saying goes, ‘There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.’ Please come prepared to play in rain, splash in puddles, roll in mud and get hot and…

On a recent holiday to Kangaroo Island, Eli and I were following my husband’s family to a picnic spot several hundred metres up the road. Without even thinking I whipped Eli up, put him on my hip and started the walk in the heat. My father-in-law challenged me and said, “Aw put him down Mum,…

This week I was fortunate once again to be able to visit my friend and mentor, Dr Rev Anna Killigrew of Koora Retreat Centre, on the edge of Boorabbin National Park in the West Australian Goldfields. This is a place in which I never imagined to fall in love. A place that calls me back time…