Sharing Our Journey educates early childhood workers on how to begin the challenge of making the transition to the emergent curriculum.

The information in this book can be adapted to meet the needs of long day care centres, preschools, occasional care centres and kindergartens.

It shows how to adapt your environment, offer free choice within the program, develop children’s individual portfolios and how to lead your team into this pinnacle of early learning.



Projects and portfolios are a comprehensive way of documenting children’s developmental progress, interests and ideas, and an integral facet for any early childhood centre.

Sharing Our Journey: Projects and Portfolios
, shows how projects and portfolios can be easily implemented at your centre. It describes how to begin, what to include and takes you on the journey of projects and portfolios. It is in two parts—part one deals with projects, and part two with portfolios. Each part isbroken into many sections, thus giving early childhood educators easy access to the necessary information.

Making the transition to ‘big’ school is a very important time in the lives of four- and five-year-old children.

School Readiness shows how to incorporate activities within the emergent curriculum to help you prepare children for the transition.

The simple ideas and tips explained in School Readiness illustrate how learning environments can be adapted to offer school readiness experiences while still allowing the children free choice and allowing them to learn at their own pace. With valuable information for early childhood educators and families this is one resource you can not afford to miss.


A Piece of Pie is a spelling book for parents.

It is an easy to understand book containing tricks, advice, strategies and useful techniques for parents who want to help their (primary school) children learn how to spell.



Choose the right word!

  • What’s the difference between flammable and inflammable?
  • Should it be less than 12 items or fewer than 12 items?
  • Are the drinks complementary or complimentary?
    When do I use it’s, and when its?
  • Are clichés OK, or should I avoid them like the plague?
  • Why do people say Whom shall I say is calling?

You will find answers to these questions and more in How Much Can a Koala Bear?

Reflects current Australian usage
Straightforward A–Z layout
Over 900 entries

Outdoor Play can often be one of the most important learning experiences for children in early education, but can often be neglected in favour of the indoor play areas by early childhood educators.

This book aims to give you new ideas, plus some old favourites on how you can spice up your outdoor play area within the emergent curriculum.

Children will thoroughly enjoy the experiences suggested and inspire you as a teacher to be involved in their learning and play. Outdoor Play is divided into topics for easy access and simple ideas.