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I'm an Australian Early Childhood teacher and mum of 3. I play, I make, I read, I teach and I write a blog about it all.

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I'm an Australian Early Childhood teacher and mum of 3. I play, I make, I read, I teach and I write a blog about it all.
Initial Sound Match Cards
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Initial Sound Match Cards

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Perfect for children learning their beginning letter sounds! With 50 different cards ready to print, this printable is ideal for Daily 5 or literacy centre activities. Just laminate and write the letter to match the beginning sound or add magnetic letters to play! 2 cards per A4 size page x 25 pages!
3D Shape Playdough Mats
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3D Shape Playdough Mats

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Make learning about 3D shape hands-on fun with these ready to print mats! Just print, laminate and add some playdough and a dry erase marker! Includes 14 different 3D shapes - sphere, cube, cone, cylinder, rectangular prism, triangular pyyramid, triangular prism, pentagonal prism, pentagonal pyramid, hexagonal prism, square based pyramid, hexagonal pyramid, rectangular prism x 2 plus same cuboid. Two different versions included - corners vs vertices
CVC Say It Read It Make It Write It Word Mats
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CVC Say It Read It Make It Write It Word Mats

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Similar to our super popular 'Say It Make It Write It' word mats, this CVC version uses real life photos as visual prompts to read the correct CVC word before making it from play dough or magnetic letters then writing the word. These multi-sensory mats will be a hit in your literacy centres!
Initial Sounds Alphabet Mats
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Initial Sounds Alphabet Mats

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Designed with beginning readers in mind, these alphabet mats are perfect for young children learning beginning letter sounds. Ready to print to A4, each mat focuses on a single letter and sound. Surrounded by fun images, children need to determine which word starts with the sound on the mat. Add counters to mark each choice before choosing a new mat.
Telling Time - Learning Quarter To and Quarter Past Time
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Telling Time - Learning Quarter To and Quarter Past Time

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With more than 50 pages of different resources perfect for introducing the concept of time to young children, this pack concentrates on quarter to and quarter past time while also consolidating children’s time telling to the hour and half hour. Aligned to Australian Curriculum outcomes, this Telling Time expansion pack is designed for use with our Learning To Tell Time Pack and includes printables suitable for whole class instruction, time telling games, Clip Cards and other resources for individual and small group Math Centre activities. Pages include - * Complete the digital time cards for quarter to/quarter past times * Complete the analogue time cards for quarter to/quarter past times * Match the clocks (hour, half hour, quarter to and quarter past worksheet) * Three part clock face cards with analogue, digital and written time for all hour, half hour, quarter past and quarter to times * ‘What’s The Time?’ Quarter Past and Quarter To Clip Cards * ‘I Have, Who Has?’ card game with hour, half hour, quarter past and quarter to times * Make Time Workmat for hour/half hour/quarter past/quarter to times * Connect Four Time Telling Game Teaching suggestions are included for each resources.
2D Shape Challenge Cards
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2D Shape Challenge Cards

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The perfect addition to your pattern blocks, these challenge cards ask students to make a variety of 2D shapes from pattern blocks. More than 85 pages with over 160 cards! Four sets of cards to help differentiate the learning task across different year levels - * templates for children to match the blocks to, * 'I can' cards as well as 'Can you?' versions, * basic 2D shape outlines for children to try and fill, * challenge cards that provide children with only the shape to make and the list of blocks they can use to achieve this. Perfect to use as an invitation to play in the Early Years, as maths centres or even as a cross-curriculum literacy centre for early readers to help build maths language.
Digraph Activities /ch/ /sh/ /th/
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Digraph Activities /ch/ /sh/ /th/

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Ready to print activities for your classroom! These activities focus on the digraphs - /ch/ /sh/ and /th/. They include – - printable mini books with and without words to introduce and focus on each sound, - peg cards for children to match the correct sound to, - picture cards to sort - with and without text, - word cards to match to picture cards perfect for pocket charts, - sound sorting mats with and without text as support, - a sorting activity to assess if children can differentiate between the three sounds. Any of these activities can be used for Daily 5, small guided reading group work or as a literacy centre activity.
Initial Sounds Alphabet Wheels
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Initial Sounds Alphabet Wheels

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Designed for young children who are learning to differentiate between initial letter sounds. Featuring both upper and lower case letter on an A4 page, each circle focuses on a single letter and sound. Children can firstly trace the outline of both letters using just their finger or laminate each circle and use whiteboard markers to trace the letters following the correct formation arrows. Using gorgeous real life coloured photos throughout, children need to then determine which word starts with the sound around the circle making them ideal for children who are familiar with the first 26 letter sounds and need to practice differentiating between beginning sounds in words. Children can place counters or pegs over the words that match the target initial sound.
Rhyming Word SNAP Cards
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Rhyming Word SNAP Cards

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With three different ways to play, these Rhyming Word SNAP cards are a great addition to your literacy center rotations! With four simple, easy to read rhyming words from each word family, these cards are perfect for beginning readers to play independently as a center activity. Three ways to play - * Play a game of SNAP with friends and try to match the rhyming words together to call out SNAP!! * Place all the cards face down and play a game of MEMORY by trying to match the rhyming cards * Print out two sets of cards to play PAIRS by placing them face down and picking up pairs of cards that match.
CVC Word Clip Cards
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CVC Word Clip Cards

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A great resource to use when young children are learning to blend initial sounds together to make simple words. Ready to print for your literacy centres or Daily 5 Word Work, these CVC Word Clip Cards encourage children to sound out the word before blending it to make the word. Children can then choose the correct picture to match. Just print and add some clothes pegs/pins to use!
Australian Money - Coins
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Australian Money - Coins

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Ten different ready to print activities perfect for whole class instruction, small groups, math centres and independent math stations. With a focus on Australian coins, the 50+pages of activities include - - place value assessment sheet - coin counting assessment sheet - coin matching mats to practice 1:1 correspondence - coin sorting mats with coins or value - coin connect 4 game with different game boards - printable coin dice ready to construct - coin identification and counting sheet - coin combination mats plus a selection of mental math routine questions to promote class discussion and our Australian Money mini posters.
3D Objects Posters and Word Wall Cards
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3D Objects Posters and Word Wall Cards

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Create a print rich environment in your classroom with these clean, colourful 3D objects printable posters and word wall cards! With three different types of posters to choose from - - 3D shape word and colour image of 3D shape to match - 3D shape word and black/white image of 3D shape to match - 3D shape word with colour image to match plus number of faces/edges/vertices 3D Shape Word Wall cards include - cube, sphere, triangular prism, sphere, hemisphere, cylinder, triangular based pyramid, square based pyramid, cone, cuboid x 2, pentagonal prism, hexagonal prism plus face, edge, apex, base, vertices curved surface and flat surface all with coloured images as support for young learners. 4 additional posters included - * Properties of 2D and 3D shapes with parts of shapes labelled * Table of 3D Shape Properties - complete plus blank version for students to complete
Compound Word Sorting Cards
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Compound Word Sorting Cards

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These colourful cards are fun way to introduce young children to compound words - words that are a combination of two or more words that function as a single unit for new meaning such as basket + ball = basketball. Two types of cards are included - 15 pages of 2 sets of picture/words cards per page PLUS 5 more pages of word only cards - 18 compound words per page making 90 compound words for more competent readers to sort.
Place Value Mats
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Place Value Mats

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These simple tens and ones place value mats are the perfect addition to any classroom! Ideal for when there are not enough hands-on materials to go around, just print and laminate these place value mats to help children learning to partition number. Use them for math centres or as a whole class mental maths routine!
Rhyming Word Clip Cards
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Rhyming Word Clip Cards

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Ready to print, these rhyming word peg cards are the perfect addition to your literacy center rotations. Each card has a visual prompt and label along with three other images to then differentiate the rhyming word. For example, for 'cat' children have to decide if strawberry, lion or bat rhyme. 40 different cards are included. Add some clothes pegs to help build fine motor skills or counters to mark the correct sound. Can be used for independent word work or in small group work. Perfect for special education or speech and language students.
Digraph Sound Mazes - /ch/ /sh/ /th/
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Digraph Sound Mazes - /ch/ /sh/ /th/

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Find your way through the mazes of sounds! Ready to print digraph sound maze mats for children to plot their way through. Perfect for literacy centers to help reinforce the digraph sounds /sh/ /ch/ and /th/. Two different versions included in file - * full colour versions for each sound - /ch/ /sh/ /th/ * black and white version for each sound * answer sheets for each mazes included along with US/English spelling of 'colour/color'
Sight Word 'Say It Make It Write It' Printable Mats
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Sight Word 'Say It Make It Write It' Printable Mats

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Just print and laminate these Say It, Make It, Write It mats to add them to your literacy centres or word work rotations. Perfect for young children exploring their own name or for older children wanting a fun, hands-on way to practice their sight words. Great for the classroom or for home.
2D Shape Playdough Make It Count It Write It Mats
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2D Shape Playdough Make It Count It Write It Mats

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Make learning about 2D shape hands-on fun with these ready to print mats! Just print, laminate and add some playdough and a dry erase marker! Includes 17 different 2D shapes - circle, square, triangles x 4, oval, rectangle, rhombus, trapezoid, trapezium, parallelogram, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, nonagon, decagon Plus 12 more colourful 2D shape outline and label only playdough mats for younger children - pentagon, hexagon, square, rectangle, circle, oval, triangle x 2, octagon, rhombus, trapezoid and parallelogram